Land Use Events

Feb
23

Guided Bird Walk

February 23, 2019, Waldport

Join the Yaqiuna Birders and Naturalists for a guided bird walk on Saturday, Feb. 23, from 9 a.m. - 12 p.m. Meet in the parking lot of the Alsea Bay Bridge Interpretive Center (N.W. Maple St.)  in Waldport. This event is free and open to the public.

Roy Lowe, retired head of the...

Feb
23

Siltcoos Lake Hike

February 23, 2019, Westlake

Siltcoos Lake.
Siltcoos Lake. | Photo courtesy of South Coast Striders

The public is invited to join the South Coast Striders for a hike along Siltcoos Lake Trail. Meet at 10 a.m. at the Siltcoos Lake Trail parking lot on Saturday, Feb. 23. Travel on Highway 101 to trailhead parking on the east side of the...

Feb
27

Forestry Practices Monitoring Workshop

February 27, 2019, Gold Beach

Herbicide spraying by helicopter.\Photo courtesy of Oregon Wild.
Herbicide spraying by helicopter. | Photo courtesy of Oregon Wild.

Speakers from Coast Range Forest Watch provide a presentation and discussion of aerial herbicides and their effects on landowners, neighbors, and surrounding communities. This workshop takes place on Wednesday, Feb. 27, 6-8...

Mar
2

Coastal Watershed Protection Talk

March 2, 2019, Netarts

A scene from the Clatsop State Forest.
A scene from the Clatsop State Forest.

Chuck Willer, executive director of the Coast Range Association, will give a presentation addressing “Options for Coastal Watershed Protection” on Saturday, March 2, 1 p.m. at the Netarts Fire Station Hall (1235 Fifth St. Loop, W.) in Netarts. ...

Mar
3

Lecture on Alsea Tribal Life

March 3, 2019, Yachats

Learn about the pre-European inhabitants of the Cape Perpetua area from one of Cape Perpetua’s exceptional volunteers, Dick Mason. He will also take you on a quick and entertaining tour of world history that occurred while the Alsea were enjoying...

Mar
9

Nehalem Estuary Cleanup

March 9, 2019

Nehalem Estuary Cleanup Flyer

The 2019 Nehalem Estuary Cleanup will be taking place on Saturday, March 9. Spend a day making a lasting difference in the beautiful Nehalem Bay Estuary and community. Click here to get the latest details about this event. 

This event is open to all ages and co-hosted by the Lower Nehalem...

Mar
9

Lecture on Corvids and People

March 9, 2019, Yachats

Corvids are known as the bird brains of the avian world. If you've spent any time watching ravens, crows, and jays you know that's true and you probably have a story to tell. Besides being smart, these birds are among the most viewable of wildlife....

Mar
14

Conservancy Management Discussion

March 14, 2019, Manzanita

The coastal edge at Cape Falcon.\Photo courtesy of ODFW.
The coastal edge at Cape Falcon.\Photo courtesy of ODFW.

The North Coast Land Conservancy (NCLC) is working on its biggest project ever: conservation of 3,500 acres of forestland above Oswald West State Park to benefit people, plants, and wildlife. Which brings into high relief an issue that...

Mar
16

Lecture on Tahkenitch Landing Site

March 16, 2019, Yachats

The Siuslaw National Forest is home to one of the oldest archaeological sites along the Central Oregon Coast. Tahkenitch Landing, seven miles north of Reedsport, provides intriguing insights into how humans responded to a changing environment between 8,000 and 3,000 years before present...

Apr
4

Science Talk '19

April 4, 2019 - April 5, 2019, Portland

Have you ever struggled to explain why your science matters to a non-scientist? Have you ever been frustrated at the way science is covered in the media and used in policy? Have you wondered just what they’re teaching about science these days? Then this particular annual conference is right...

May
8

Conservancy Management Discussion

May 8, 2019, Cannon Beach

Aerial view of Cape Falcon.\Photo by Alex Derr.
Aerial view of Cape Falcon.\Photo by Alex Derr.

The North Coast Land Conservancy (NCLC) is working on its biggest project ever: conservation of 3,500 acres of forestland above Oswald West State Park to benefit people, plants, and wildlife. Which brings into high relief an issue that all...

Past Events

Nov
10

Lecture on Climate and Salmon

November 10, 2018, Yachats

Salmon spawning.\Photo by Cathy Tronquet.
Salmon spawning.\Photo by Cathy Tronquet.

Rebecca Flitcroft, a fish biologist with the U.S. Forest Service’s Pacific Northwest Research Station, will speak on how climate change may affect salmon on Saturday, Nov. 10, 1 p.m. in the Cape Perpetua Visitor Center (2400 Hwy 101, about three...

Nov
8

Conservancy Management Discussion

November 8, 2018, Astoria

Smuggler's Cove at Oswald West State Park.\Photo by Gregory Henton.
Smuggler's Cove at Oswald West State Park.\Photo by Gregory Henton.

The North Coast Land Conservancy (NCLC) is working on its biggest project ever: conservation of 3,500 acres of forestland above Oswald West State Park to benefit people, plants, and wildlife. Which brings into high relief an...

Nov
7

Wild and Scenic Rivers Book Presentation

November 7, 2018, Portland

Join Oregon Wild for this special event featuring award winning author and photographer Tim Palmer, as he shows photos and tells stories based on his new book, "Wild and Scenic Rivers: An American Legacy", published in 2017 by Oregon State University Press. The book presents an illuminating...

Nov
7

Invasive Species Conference

November 7, 2018, Portland

European beachgrass (at the Siltcoos River mouth) is a major invasive on the coast.\Photo by Bonnie Moreland.
European beachgrass (at the Siltcoos River mouth) is a major invasive on the coast.\Photo by Bonnie Moreland.

A number of interesting speakers will be presenting when Portland holds its Invasives 2.0 conference on Wednesday, Nov. 7, 12:30-4:30 p.m. at the World Forestry Center (4033 S.W....

Nov
3

Marbled Murrelet Lecture

November 3, 2018, Yachats

Marbled Murrelet in flight.\Photo courtesy of the Washington Environmental Council.
Marbled Murrelet in flight.\Photo courtesy of the Washington Environmental Council.

Kim Nelson, an expert on seabirds, will speak on Oregon’s Marbled Murrelet population, and efforts to assure the bird’s survival, on Saturday, Nov. 3, 1 p.m. in the Cape Perpetua Visitor Center (2400 Hwy 101,...

Nov
3

Wild Rivers Mushroom Festival

November 3, 2018 - November 4, 2018, Brookings

Honey mushrooms near Yachats. | Photo by Jamie Kish
Honey mushrooms near Yachats. | Photo by Jamie Kish

The second annual Wild Rivers Mushroom Festival will be held Nov. 3-4 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on both days at the Chetco Activity Center (550 Chetco Avenue) in Brookings. For more information, go to the festival website. This event is...

Nov
3

Stories From Netarts Past

November 3, 2018, Netarts

Netarts history.
Photo courtesy from Friends of Netarts Bay Watershed, Estuary, Beach, and Sea - WEBS

Join the Friends of Netarts Bay WEBS for a history program on Netarts' past on Sunday, Nov. 3, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. (exact meeting location TBA). RSVP here for exact location details.

Don't miss out on this...

Nov
3

Dellenback Dunes Hike

November 3, 2018, Lakeside

Dellenback Dunes Trail. | Photo courtesy of South Coast Striders

Join the South Coast Striders for a Dellenback Dunes and Tenmile Creek trails hike on Saturday, Nov. 3, at 9 a.m. Meet at the John Dellenback Dunes Trailhead (on the west side of Hwy 101 near Lakeside). Here are more detailed...

Oct
30

Sudden Oak Death Workshop

October 30, 2018, Pistol River

A fallen oat tree displays black nodules on its trunk, a telltale indicator of sudden oak death disease. | Photo by Christopher Chung
A fallen oat tree displays black nodules on its trunk, a telltale indicator of sudden oak death disease. | Photo by Christopher Chung

Join the OSU Extension, Wild Rivers Forest Collaborative, Bureau of Land Management, Oregon Dept. of Forestry for a workshop focused on Sudden Oak Death on...

Oct
24

Lost and Imperiled Species Panel

October 24, 2018, Manzanita

Sea otter at sea.\Photo by Lilian Carswell.
Sea otter at sea.\Photo by Lilian Carswell.

Species that are no longer with us, and species that are at risk of disappearing, will be the theme of a panel discussion, "Lost and Imperiled Species of the Oregon Coast: An Exploration of Oregon's Iconic, Recovering, and Threatened Wildlife." ...