Land Events

Sep
17

Lights Out for Migratory Birds

September 17, 2022 - October 11, 2022

Geese overhead flying south
Geese overhead flying south

As millions of birds fly over Oregon, the Portland Audubon Society reminds Oregonians to reduce light pollution during peak bird migration. Lights Out runs from Saturday, Sept. 17 to Wednesday, Oct. 11. Light pollution drowns out the stars that migrating birds use...

Sep
28

Conservation Open House

September 28, 2022

Oregon Conservation Strategy. /Photo courtesy of ODFW
Oregon Conservation Strategy. /Photo courtesy of ODFW

On Wednesday, Sept. 28, the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife (ODFW) will be hosting a virtual Conservation Open House from 10-11:30 a.m. Topics covered will include challenges facing fish, wildlife, and the habitats they depend on...

Sep
29

Talk on Coastal Hazards

September 29, 2022, Newport

The DIVE4Ag team and teens with Oregon Oyster Farms. /Photo courtesy of OSU
The DIVE4Ag team and teens with Oregon Oyster Farms. /Photo courtesy of OSU

As part of the ongoing Research Seminars series, the Hatfield Marine Science Center (HMSC) will be hosting Dr. Shawn Rowe, a marine education learning specialist with Oregon Seagrant. His presentation will take place...

Oct
1

Tahkenitch Dunes Hike

October 1, 2022, Gardiner

Tahkenitch dunes. /Photo by Richard Hikes
Tahkenitch dunes. /Photo by Richard Hikes

The Southcoast Striders hiking group offers a group tour of the Tahkenitch Dunes Trail and Threemile Lake on Saturday, Oct. 1, time to be announced. Generally, both a long and a short hike are offered.

Meet at the Tahkenitch Dunes Day Use Area parking...

Oct
17

Webinar on Public Trust in Watersheds

October 17, 2022

 

Clearcut forest.\Photo by Shawn Records.
Clearcut forest.\Photo by Shawn Records.

Oregon Shores joins North Coast Citizens for Watershed Protection in hosting a webinar by Mary Wood, a professor at the University of Oregon School of Law and author of Nature’s Trust: Environmental Law for a New Ecological Age.  She will speak on...

Oct
22

Floras Lake Celebration Hike

October 22, 2022, Langlois

 

The Kalmiopsis Audubon Society (KAS) is holding a special hike and belated celebration of the group’s success in advocating for the addition of 90 acres of lakefront land previously owned by Curry County to Floras Lake State Natural Area back in 2019. The plan to celebrate in spring, 2020, was...

Past Events

Apr
28

Black Oystercatcher Survey Training

April 28, 2022

 

Black Oystercatcher
Black Oystercatcher.\Photo by Molly Sultany.

Black Oystercatchers, with their vivid orange bills and unmistakable clacking cry, are a familiar and well-loved denizen of our rocky intertidal areas. They are also a species of conservation concern due to the bird’s small population size and...

Apr
22

Colebrook Rock Hike

April 22, 2022, Gold Beach

 

Old growth forest at Colebrook Quarry site
Old growth forest at Colebrook Quarry site.\Photo by Rich Nawa.

KS Wild, our partners in opposing the Oregon Department of Development’s rush to develop the proposed Colebrook Quarry, are organizing a hike to Colebrook Rock, along Hunter Creek just south of Gold Beach in Curry County.  It...

Apr
16

Conference on Sea Otters and Place

April 16, 2022, Coos Bay

 

Chief Don Ivy
The late Chief Don Ivy.\Photo by Morgan Rector.

Southwestern Oregon Community College’s Geology Lecture Series continues for the 2021-22 academic year with a series of talks covering “Relationships Between Elakha (Sea Otter) and a Sense of Place on Oregon’s South Coast,” a conference...

Apr
15

Deadline for Drone Comments

April 15, 2022

Drone flying over the shoreline
Drone flying over the shoreline.\Photo courtesy of SeaGoingGreen.

The Oregon Parks and Recreation Department (OPRD) is drafting regulations for the use of drones in state parks—and that would include the entire Oregon shoreline, since OPRD manages it. 

The public has through 5 p.m. on April...

Apr
13

Parks and Rec Drone Hearing

April 13, 2022, Silverton

 

Drone being used for research
Drone being used for research.\Photo courtesy of NOAA.

The Oregon Parks and Recreation Commission will hold a hearing on regulations for drones in state parks and along the ocean shore at its Wednesday, April 13 meeting.  The meeting begins at 9:45 a.m. and runs through 3:30 p.m. 

The...

Apr
7

Talk on Tidal Wetlands

April 7, 2022

Laura Brophy in the field.

The MidCoast Watersheds Council offers a look at the past, present, and future of the Yaquina estuary’s wetlands during their next community meeting, on Thursday, April 7, 6:30 p.m. The online event is free and open to all. The speaker is Laura Brophy, who is the...

Apr
4

Colebrook Quarry Comment Deadline

April 4, 2022

 

Hunter Creek, potentially threatened by quarry
Hunter Creek, potentially threatened by quarry.\Photo courtesy of Kalmiopsis Rivers

The deadline for public comments on the proposed Colebrook Quarry in Curry County is April 4, at the close of the business day.

Oregon Shores has joined other conservation groups in raising serious questions...

Mar
31

Public Meeting on Drone Rules

March 31, 2022

Drone over the coast
Drone flies over the coast.\Photo courtesy of SeaGoingGreen.

The Oregon Parks and Recreation Department (OPRD) is requesting public comment on proposed Oregon Administrative Rules guiding take-off and landing of drones in state parks and along the ocean shore. The deadline for comments is 5...

Mar
31

Meeting on Rocky Habitat Plan

March 31, 2022

Photo of rocky intertidal area at Coquille Point by Steve Garrett.
The rocky intertidal area at Coquille Point is slated for protection.\Photo by Steve Garrett.

More than three years ago, at the request of Oregon Shores, the state began considering revisions to its Territorial Sea Plan (TSP), which puts statewide land use planning Goal 19 into action.  As...