Land Use Events

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...

May
15

Talk on Forest Streams

May 15, 2019, Nehalem

Sweet Creek Falls.\Photo by Dennis White.
Sweet Creek Falls.\Photo by Dennis White.

Mary Scurlock of the Oregon Stream Protection Coalition, a long-time advocate for Oregon’s waterways, will speak on “Private Forests, Public Waters:  How and Why Oregon is Failing its Forest Streams” on Tuesday, May 14, 6 p.m. (doors open at 5:30) at...

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....

Past Events

Dec
15

Tahkenitch Dunes Hike

December 15, 2018, Roseburg

Tahkenitch dunes.
Tahkenitch dunes. | Photo by Richard Hikes

Join the Friends of the Umpqua, a Roseburg Oregon Hiking Group, on a hike to the Tahkenitch Dunes on Saturday Dec. 15 meeting in the the Douglas County Courthouse (1036 SE Douglas Ave # 201, Roseburg) parking lot behind the old Douglas County...

Dec
13

Western Monarch Update

December 13, 2018, Gold Beach

Monarch butterfly.
Monarch butterfly. | Photo by Tracy Robillard.

Come learn what's happening with monarchs at this "Pollinator Tea Talk” by Tom Landis and Robert Coffan from Southern Oregon Monarch Advocates. This talk is on Tuesday, Dec. 13, from 5:30 p.m.-8 p.m. at the Curry Public Library (94341 3rd St,...

Dec
12

Panel on Forests and Climate Change

December 12, 2018, Newport

Elliott State Forest, a store of carbon in its intact state.\Photo courtesy of OLCV.
Elliott State Forest, a store of carbon in its intact state. | Photo courtesy of OLCV.

A panel discussion on how Oregon can confront climate changge by modernizing our forest management laws to better protect public lands and store more carbon in our forests will take place at the Newport...

Dec
12

Jump Off Joe Comment Deadline

December 12, 2018, Newport

 Bench on Spring Street near the proposed development site.\Photo by Cindy Cutler.
Bench on Spring Street near the proposed development site.\Photo by Cindy Cutler.

The opportunity for the public to comment on the proposed vacation of the Jump-Off Joe Road right-of-way has been extended for a week from the public hearing.  The new deadline for public testimony is...

Dec
8

Blossom Gulch Hike

December 8, 2018, Coos Bay

Blossom Gulch. | Photo courtesy of South Coast Striders

Join the South Coast Striders for their Blossom Gulch and Beyond hike on Saturday Dec. 8 meeting at 9:30 a.m. at the Blossom Gulch Elementary School (333 S 10th St., Coos Bay). There will be two hike options, a long one and a short...

Dec
6

Erosion Control with Native Plants Workshop

December 6, 2018, Newport

Join a collaboratively organized workshop with the Lincoln Soil and Water Conservaiton District (LSWCD) alongside the OSU Extension Service that will be addressing erosion control with native plants. This free workshop will take place on Thursday, December 6th, from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m at the...

Dec
5

Invasive Species Symposium

December 5, 2018, Corvallis

Gorse, a major invasive species problem on the coast.\Photo by Lloyd Maxfield.
Gorse, a major invasive species problem on the coast.\Photo by Lloyd Maxfield.

The Oregon Interagency Noxious Weed Symposium provides the state’s resource agency personnel a chance to check in with each other on how they are addressing invasive plant problems, and a chance for the public to...

Dec
5

County Road Vacation Hearing

December 5, 2018, Newport

 Site of proposed Spring St. development.\Photo by Elaine Karnes.
Site of proposed Spring St. development.\Photo by Elaine Karnes.

The would-be developer of housing on a landslide-prone bluff along Newport’s Spring St., a proposal that Oregon Shores has strongly opposed, has asked Lincoln County to vacate a portion of Jump Off Joe County Road (County Road...

Dec
1

Cascade Head Ecology Workshop

December 1, 2018, Otis

Phillip Johnson's view when the idea for CoastWatch came to him.\Photo by Dennis White.
The view from Cascade Head, looking south. | Photo by Dennis White.

Join Bruce Byers, Sitka Center for Art and Ecology's current Howard L McKee Ecology Resident, to learn about the Cascade Head Biosphere Reserve - one of an international network of 686 biosphere reserves in the United...

Nov
29

Talk on Oregon’s Coastal Rivers

November 29, 2018, Gold Beach

Tim Palmer
Tim Palmer

Author and photographer Tim Palmer will offer a special slide show presentation on Oregon’s coastal rivers.   His talk takes place on Thursday, Nov. 29, in the Curry Public Library (94341 3rd St.) in Gold Beach.  The talk is free and open to all.

Palmer, a Port Orford resident, has...