Land Use Events

Apr
11

Snowy Plover Patrol Training

April 11, 2021

Snowy plovers at South Beach.\Photo by Cathy Tronquet.

Portland Audubon is partnering with Oregon Parks and Recreation Department and the Institute for Natural Resources to monitor endangered Western Snowy Plovers at four sites on the North Coast (from Clatsop Spit near Astoria to the Sitka...

Apr
14

Talk on Climate and Conservation

April 14, 2021

Onion Peak in the north coast rainforest reserve.\Photo by Tom Horning.

The “World of Haystack Rock” speaker series will take a look at how climate change may affect the coast with a talk on “Climate Change and Conservation” on Wednesday, April 14, at 7 p.m.  The virtual presentation is free...

Apr
15

Seminar on Public Coastal Perceptions

April 15, 2021

 

Surveying the public concerning marine reserves.\Photo courtesy of ODFW.

The Hatfield Marine Science Center (HMSC) Thursday research seminar series departs from scientific results to consider public opinion on Thursday, April 15, 3:30 p.m., with a presentation on “Public Perceptions of...

Apr
20

Lecture on Coastal Habitat Loss

April 20, 2021

Mudflat meets eelgrass bed.\Photo by Mike Graybill.

The Oregon Institute of Marine Biology (OIMB) is presenting its spring Seminar Series online this year. Most of the lectures take place at 1 p.m. on Fridays.  However, the special spring seminar coming up will be held on Tuesday, April 20,...

Apr
26

FERNS Workshop

April 26, 2021

Clearcuts in the Coast Range.\Photo by Alex Derr, with support from Lighthawk.

The Forest Electronic Notification and Reporting System, known more poetically as FERNS, is a tool that enables citizens to monitor forestry activity in their watersheds of interest.  A workshop in utilizing this...

May
11

Lecture on Earthquake Seismology

May 11, 2021

Tracking earthquakes.\Photo courtesy of Pacific Tsunami Museum.

Listening and land use would seem to be very different subjects, but earthquakes and tsunamis can certainly rearrange the landscape, and scientists are now refining their ability to listen for impending earthquakes.  This will...

Past Events

Aug
8

South Slough Hike

August 8, 2020, Charleston

South Slough trail.\Photo courtesy of South Coast Striders.

The South Coast Striders are sponsoring a hike at South Slough National Estuarine Research Reserve in Charleston (61907 Seven Devils Rd.) on Saturday, Aug. 8.  Meet at the reserve’s Interpretive Center parking lot at 9:30 a.m.  The...

Aug
6

Lampreys Online

August 6, 2020

Laurie Weitkamp.

The Hatfield Marine Science Center’s research seminar series has moved online, but is still going strong.  On Thursday, Aug. 6, 3:30 p.m., the speaker will be Laurie Weitkamp, a Research Fisheries Biologist with the NOAA Northwest Fisheries Science Center.

Her topic: “All...

Jul
26

Bastendorff Bog Hike

July 26, 2020

Rocky reef offshore from Sunset Bay and viewable from this hike.\Photo courtesy of South Coast Striders.

Join the South Coast Striders in hiking Bastendorff Bog on July 26, beginning at 9:30 a.m.

The hike will start in the Sunset Bay Day Use area, on Cape Arago Highway south of Charleston. ...

Jul
16

BioBlitz Training Online

July 16, 2020

Cape Falcon Marine Reserve.\Photo by Tiffany Boothe.
Cape Falcon Marine Reserve.\Photo by Tiffany Boothe.

A BioBlitz is an intensive survey of a defined area with the goal of identifying all the species to be found in that area at one time, generally involving members of the public assisted by experts. It is a snapshot of biodiversity.  In...

Jul
11

Eel Lake Hike

July 11, 2020

Eel Lake.\Photo courtesy of South Coast Striders.
Eel Lake.\Photo courtesy of South Coast Striders.

The South Coast Striders are sponsoring a hike along the Eel Lake Trail on Saturday, July 11, beginning at 10 a.m.  Meet at Tugman State Park, just north of Lakeside and south of Reedsport. (Turn into the park and follow the signs to the Eel...

Jun
28

Blacklock Point Hike

June 28, 2020

Blacklock Point from the air.\Photo by Alex Derr, with support from Lighthawk.

The South Coast Striders are offering a hike to one of the coast’s most beautiful spots, Blacklock Point in Curry County.  The hike is limited to 15 people to allow for social distancing, but if enough people...

Jun
26

Invasive Plant Detection Training

June 26, 2020

Invasive Yellow Flag Iris.\Photo by James St. John.

The Pacific Northwest Invasive Plant Council will hold a series of online sessions this year that provide training in “Early Detection/Rapid Response (EDRR),” the watchwords for those hoping to nip invasive species in the bud.  The first...

Jun
25

Seminar on Beachgrass Hybrid

June 25, 2020

Beach at Bob Straub State Park, with beachgrass in the foreground.\Photo by Bonnie Moreland.

Those who missed CoastWatch’s seminar with Rebecca Mostow on the recently discovered beachgrass hybrid that will be the focus of a new citizen science project will get another opportunity.  Mostow...