Land Use Events

Oct
22

Jordan Cove Eelgrass Hearing

October 22, 2019, Coos Bay

Eelgrass.\Photo by York Johnson.

As part of its plan to construct an LNG (liquefied natural gas) facility on Coos Bay’s North Spit, the Jordan Cove Energy Project proposes to dredge up eelgrass beds that are crucial to the estuarine ecosystem, and then develop new eelgrass beds elsewhere (as...

Oct
24

Lecture on Estuary Habitat Loss

October 24, 2019, Newport

Yaquina Bay marsh.\Photo by Bob Loewen.

Wetland ecologist Laura Brophy will speak on “Insights into estuary habitat loss in the western United State using a new method for mapping maximum extent of tidal wetlands" on Thursday, Oct. 24, 3:30 p.m. in the Guin Library Seminar Room at the...

Oct
26

Last Birdwalk

October 26, 2019, Gold Beach

Chestnut-backed chickadee.\Photo by Jeremy Cohen.

Kalmiopsis Audubon’s last bird-watching field trip of the season is coming up on Saturday, Oct. 26.  Trip leader Gary Maschmeyer will lead this expedition on the Jim Hunt Loop along the Rogue River.  Meet him at 8:45 a.m. at the Gold Beach...

Nov
1

Public Coastal Planning Policy Meeting

November 1, 2019, Bandon

Shoreline at Bandon.\Photo by Steve Garrett.

The Oregon Coastal Management Program (OCMP) is going through a five-year update of its planning and policies.  As part of this process, OCMP is holding public listening sessions, at which concerned members of the public can provide suggestions...

Nov
2

Dunes Restoration Talk

November 2, 2019, Yachats

Volunteers removing Scotch broom in the Oregon Dunes.\Photo by Dina Pavlis.

Brian Saunders, communications and outreach coordinator for the Oregon Dunes Restoration Collaborative (ODRC), along with other ODRC staff, will provide a presentation on dunes restoration and the ODRC organization...

Nov
6

County Hearing on Jordan Cove

November 6, 2019, Coquille

Aerial view of Jordan Cove (left of photo).\Photo by Rena Olson.

Oregon Shores has been engaged in a wide range of local land use issues relating to the proposed Jordan Cove LNG export terminal, which Canadian multinational corporation Pembina seeks to build on Coos Bay’s North Spit.  These...

Nov
7

Talk on Improving Streams

November 7, 2019, Newport

Dr. Chris Jordan in his natural habitat.

The reintroduction of beavers and large woody debris as a means of improving streams and creating more resilient watersheds will be the focus of a talk sponsored by MidCoast Watersheds Council on Thursday, Nov. 3, 6:30 p.m. at the Newport Visual Arts...

Nov
9

Elliott Forest Mushroom Hike

November 9, 2019, Coos Bay

Elliott State Forest.\Photo courtesy of Coast Range Forest Watch.

Oregon Shores joined conservationists throughout the state in successfully opposing a plant that would have sold off the Elliott State Forest for logging.  The state held onto it, and planning is underway for its future. ...

Past Events

Jun
10

Talk on Forest Economics

June 10, 2019, Astoria

Clearcut in Jetty Creek watershed.\Phone by Trygve Steen.

Economist Ernie Niemi will speak on “Big Timber and You:  The Economics Made Easy,” on Monday, June 10, 6:30 p.m. in Towler Hall, Room 310, at Clatstop Community College (1651 Lexington Ave.) in Astoria.  The talk, free and open to...

Jun
8

Eel Lake Trail Hike

June 8, 2019, Lakeside

Eel Lake at Tugman State Park.\Photo courtesy of Wikimedia Commons.

The South Coast Striders hiking group invites the public along on what they describe as one of their favorite hikes, on the Eel Lake Trail.  Meet at 10 a.m. at the Tugman State Park Day Use Area.  The park (address 72549 Hwy...

Jun
5

Joint Meeting on Coos Bay Estuary

June 5, 2019, Coos Bay

Coos Bay shoreline and estuary, with North Spit in the background.\Photo by Jody McCaffree.
Coos Bay shoreline and estuary, with North Spit in the background.\Photo by Jody McCaffree.

A special, joint city-county planning commission meeting, involving Coos County and the cities of Coos Bay and North Bend, will be held on Wednesday, June 5, 6 p.m., at the Coos Bay Public Library...

May
26

Orca Awareness Day

May 26, 2019, Newport

Orcas off the Oregon coast.\Photo by Gary Ligi.
Orcas off the Oregon coast.\Photo by Gary Ligi.

June is Orca Action Month, and the American Cetacean Society’s Oregon Chapter is kicking things off a bit early on Sunday, May 26 at the Hatfield Marine Science Center (2030 Marine Science Dr. in the South Beach area of Newport), from 10 a.m....

May
24

Hearing on Rocky Shores

May 24, 2019, Salem

Thunder Rock, in Curry County.\Photo by Rena Olson.
Thunder Rock, in Curry County.\Photo by Rena Olson.

At its upcoming meeting Oregon’s Land Conservation and Development Commission (LCDC) will hold a hearing on the draft Rocky Habitat Management Strategy that the Ocean Policy Advisory Council has been developing over the past couple of...

May
22

Hearing on Territorial Sea Plan

May 22, 2019, Newport

Black Turban Snail, a rocky habitat denizen.\Photo by Steve Morey.
Black Turban Snail, a rocky habitat denizen.\Photo by Steve Morey.

Oregon’s Land Conservation and Development Commission (LCDC) will consider the newly emerging Rocky Habitat Management Strategy at its next meeting, March 23-24 in Salem.

A public hearing to give people on the coast a chance...

May
19

Rocky Peak Hike

May 19, 2019, Port Orford

Rocky Peak. | Courtesy of Southcoast Striders

The Southcaost Striders are offering a hike to Rocky Peak on Sunday May 19. They will be meeting and caravanning from Battle Rock Park lot at 9:30 a.m. sharp. They are offering two hikes, one hard and one less difficult.

The harder hike: Reg...

May
18

Mayfly Festival

May 18, 2019, Coos Bay

 Last year's Mayfly Festival in progress.\Photo courtesy of Coos Watershed Assn.
Last year's Mayfly Festival in progress.\Photo courtesy of Coos Watershed Assn.

The Coos Watershed Association is celebrating its 25th year of caring for the Coos Bay watershed with its 3rd annual Coos Watershed Mayfly Festival.  The event takes place on Saturday, May 18, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m....