Land Events

Feb
18

Seminar on Habitat Loss and How to Help

February 18, 2023, Bandon

A Lorquins Admiral butterfly at Stillwater Natives Nursery. /Photo by Tatiana Havill.

On Saturday, Feb. 18, at 1 p.m., Shoreline Education for Awareness (SEA) is hosting a hybrid seminar. SEA is a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting education and awareness of shoreline habitats...

Feb
22

Presentation on the State of Eelgrass

February 22, 2023, Tillamook

Flyer for eel gras event. /Courtesy of ODFW and TEP.

On Wednesday, Feb. 22 at 6 p.m., Tony D‘Andrea from the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife's (ODFW) Shellfish Team will be in Tillamook to discuss Eelgrass in Tillamook County watersheds. This presentation will take place at the Oregon...

Past Events

Jul
21

Hearing on Communications Sites

July 21, 2022

 

Site of Facebook drilling disaster, where a communications cable crossed the seabed.
Site of the Facebook drilling disaster, where a communications cable crossed the seabed.\Photo by Ron Bourke.

The Department of State Lands (DSL) is accepting public comment on rulemaking that would establish distinct administrative rules for communication site facility leases. The proposed...

Jul
20

Webinar on Infrastructure Investment

July 20, 2022


A piece of Oregon's electric grid.
A piece of Oregon's electric grid.\Photo courtesy of Energy Info Oregon.

On November 15, 2021, President Biden signed the $1.2 trillion Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA) into law, which will provide funding for energy efficiency, weatherization, grid resilience, and more over the...

Jul
13

Webinar on Habitat Connectivity

July 13, 2022

Photo of the Long Beach Peninsula, Washington coastline.\Photo by Visit Long Beach Peninsula
Long Beach Peninsula, Washington./Photo by Visit Long Beach Peninsula

We don’t usually list Washington-oriented events here, but habitat connectivity is as important in Oregon as it is in Washington, and the issues are highly similar.  Oregonians (and our many members who are Washington...

Jul
12

Webinar on Infrastructure Investment

July 12, 2022

 

Hydrogen Clean Energy Hub.
Hydrogen Clean Energy Hub.\Photo courtesy of GovTech.

On November 15, 2021, President Biden signed the $1.2 trillion Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA) into law, which will provide funding for energy efficiency, weatherization, grid resilience, and more over the next five years....

Jul
1

Guided Netarts Spit Walk--Now Full

July 1, 2022, Netarts


Netarts Spit.
Netarts Spit from Anderson's viewpoint.\Photo by Kirt Edblom.

An opportunity to explore the Netarts Spit and learn about its natural history is offered by the Friends of Netarts Spit WEBS and Portland Audubon, along with Oregon State Parks.  The beachwalk begins at 8 a.m. on Friday, July 1,...

Jun
30

Shoreline Access Survey

June 30, 2022

 

Muriel Ponsler Wayside.
Muriel Ponsler Wayside.\Photo courtesy of 100 Steps.

The Oregon Coastal Management Program has begun a study of public access to Oregon’s public shore.  With more and more people visiting the coast, and many private owners seeking ways to exclude the public, this is an increasingly...

Jun
28

Offshore Wind Comment Deadline

June 28, 2022

 

Close-up of offshore wind turbine.
Close-up of offshore wind turbine.\Photo courtesy of BOEM.

The federal Bureau of Ocean Energy Management has designated two “call areas” for siting offshore wind energy turbines off Oregon’s coast (west of Coos Bay and Brookings).  Once these areas have been confirmed after a comment...

Jun
27

Open House on Pacific City Cable

June 27, 2022, Pacific City

 

Winema Beach during a king tide.
Winema Beach during a king tide.\Photo by Jean Cameron.

Amazon Web Services and partners plan to bring a new cable across Oregon’s territorial sea and beach, landing in Pacific City area.  The public has been invited to a “community open house” on the proposed project, the “Winema Subsea...

Jun
26

Sunset Bay/Shore Acres Hike

June 26, 2022, Charleston

 

Sunset Bay from the air.
Sunset Bay from the air.\Photo by Rena Olson.

The Southcoast Striders are offering a hike beginning at Sunset Bay State Park on Sunday, June 26. The event is free and open to all; meet at the Sunset Bay Day Use Area at 9:30 a.m.

The hike will start at Sunset Bay and follow the Coast Trail to...