Land Use Events

Oct
19

Webinar on Climate-Friendly Communities

October 19, 2020

Seaside during a king tide.\Photo by Briana Goodwin.

Oregon’s Land Conservation and Development Commission (LCDC) has initiated rulemaking to implement parts of Gov. Brown’s executive order on reduce greenhouse gas emissions.  The department is offering a webinar on Monday, Oct. 19, 2-3:30...

Oct
31

Climate Plan Comment Deadline

October 31, 2020

King tide at Siletz National Wildlife Refuge.\Photo by A. Stickel.

The state of Oregon’s Department of Land Conservation and Development (DLCD) has released a review draft of the new Oregon Climate Change Adaptation Framework. Public comments will be accepted until October 31.

The Framework...

Nov
5

Facebook Drilling Comment Deadline

November 5, 2020

Facebook's onshore drilling site in Tierra del Mar.\Photo by Edmund Ruttledge.

The Oregon Department of State Lands (DSL) has opened a public review and comment period for Edge Cable Holdings LLC’s encroachment easement application. “Edge Cable” is in reality Facebook.  Members of the public...

Past Events

Sep
21

Talk on Forest Practices

September 21, 2017, Astoria

 

 Coastal forest.\Photo courtesy of U.S. Forest Service.
Coastal forest.\Photo courtesy of U.S. Forest Service.
At their next meeting, Thursday, Sept. 21, at 6 p.m., the Columbia River Estuary Action Team (CREATe) will host a speaker on spraying and other forest practices inimical to humans, wildlife, and ecosystems.  The meeting takes place at...
Sep
21

Salmon River Mingle and Muse

September 21, 2017, Otis

Salmon River estuary at twilight.\Photo by Jack Doyle.
Salmon River estuary at twilight.\Photo by Jack Doyle.

The Sitka Center for Art and Ecology, located on the slopes of Cascade Head, has the Salmon River estuary spread below it.  A good deal of both the art and the ecology done there focus on the river’s marshes and mudflats.

The Sitka...

Sep
19

Siletz Watershed Review

September 19, 2017, Siltez

 Siletz River.\Photo by Dennis White.
Siletz River.\Photo by Dennis White.

The public is invited to join the Siletz Watershed Council at its quarterly community meeting on Tuesday, Sept. 19, at 6:30 p.m. at the Siletz Public library (255 S. Gaither St.). Light refreshments will be provided.

The meeting will feature a...

Sep
16

Annual Nehalem Watershed BBQ

September 16, 2017, Nehalem

Courtesy of Lower Nehalem Watershed Council


The Lower Nehalem Watershed Council (LNWC) invites council members, partners, friends, and the public to join them at their annual BBQ to recognize volunteers and celebrate the council’s accomplishments. LNWC is dedicated to the protection,...
Sep
13

Hearing on Coos Bay Channel Project

September 13, 2017, Coos Bay

 Coos Bay entrance, where the channel deepening would start.\Photo by Alex Derr.
Coos Bay entrance, where the channel deepening would start.\Photo by Alex Derr.

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will hold a “scoping meeting” concerning the Port of Coos Bay’s proposed Coos Bay Channel Modification Project on Wednesday, Sept. 13, from 3-7 p.n. in the Myrtlewood Room of the...

Sep
12

Scenic Waterway Hearing

September 12, 2017, Nehalem

Marshes of the Nehalem at the south jetty, downstream from the area to be protected.\Photo by Allison Asbjornsen.
Marshes of the Nehalem at the south jetty, downstream from the area to be protected.\Photo by Allison Asbjornsen.

The Oregon Parks and Recreation Department (OPRD) is considering a proposal to include a 17-mile stretch of the Nehalem River in the State Scenic Waterways Program.  A public...

Sep
10

Welcome the Salmon Home

September 10, 2017, Otis

Traditional salmon bake.
Traditional salmon bake. | Photo from Westwind Stewardship Group

A natural spectacle that occurs at Westwind each year is happening soon: the return of Chinook and Coho salmon to the streams of the Oregon coast, including Westwind’s Salmon River. To celebrate this amazing feat of nature,...

Sep
8

Environmental Justice Task Force Meeting

September 8, 2017, Newport

Clearcutting can affect communities and their water supplies.\Photo by Trygve Steen.
Clearcutting can affect communities and their water supplies.\Photo by Trygve Steen.

The state’s body investigating the impacts of environmental harm to various communities in meeting on the Oregon coast for the first time.  The Environmental Justice Task Force (EJTF) gives citizens a means...

Sep
7

Environmental Justice Task Force Forum

September 7, 2017, Newport

 Rising seas due to climate change will swamp coastal lands.\Photo by Jens Andersen.
Rising seas due to climate change will swamp coastal lands.\Photo by Jens Andersen.

The state’s body investigating the impacts of environmental harm to various communities in meeting on the Oregon coast for the first time.  The Environmental Justice Task Force is a means of delivering a...

Aug
27

Hike Siltcoos Lake Trail

August 27, 2017, Westlake

Siltcoos Lake.
Siltcoos Lake. | Photo by South Coast Striders

The South Coast Striders hiking group is sponsoring a stroll along the Siltcoos Lake trail on Sunday, Aug. 27, beginning at 10 a.m.  The trail makes a four-mile loop through a coastal forest of Sitka Spruce, Western Red Cedar and Douglas Fir to...