Land Use Events

Mar
8

Hearing on Climate Bill

March 8, 2021

Oregon State Capitol Building.\Photo courtesy of Oregon Conservation Network.

HB 2488, which seeks to address climate change and environmental justice, has an online hearing on Monday, March 8, during a 1 p.m. meeting of the House Committee on Energy and Environment.  The portion of the...

Mar
16

South Slough Virtual Tour

March 16, 2021

Sough Slough.\Photo courtesy of South Slough NERR

Bandon’s Shoreline Education for Awareness (SEA) offers a virtual “Watershed Tour of the South Slough Reserve,” on Tuesday March 16, at 6:30 p.m.  The event is free and open to all.

Alice Yeates, the presenter, will provide a brief overview of...

Mar
30

Panel on Climate-Resilient Future

March 30, 2021

Climate protest.\Photo courtesy of Compact.

The Climate Impacts Group, based at the University of Washington, is celebrating its 25th year with a series of talks.  The CIG, a pioneering effort to study the effects of climate at the local level when it began, studies likely impacts of climate...

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...

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

Jan
6

Rally and Public Hearing on LNG Pipeline

January 6, 2016, Medford

Photo of \"No Pipeline\" banner in front of coastal forest.
One potential Achilles’ heel for the LNG (liquefied natural gas) export terminal proposed for Coos Bay’s North Spit is the need for dredge-and-fill permits from the state.  The project, including its associated pipeline, will have a massive impact on the Coos Bay estuary, due to dredging for...
Dec
18

Jordan Cove LNG Terminal Land Use Hearing

December 18, 2015, Coquille

Jordan Cove LNG terminal, artist's conception.
Jordan Cove LNG terminal, artist's conception.
Coos County will consider a new application for land use approvals from the Jordan Cove Energy Project on Friday, December 18, at 1:30 p.m. in the Owen Building, 201 N. Adams in Coquille.  The application will be considered by a hearings...
Oct
23

Party in Pistol River for Mining-Free South Coast Streams

October 23, 2015, Gold Beach

Photo of the Pistol River at sunset by Kem Morrish.
Opponents of nickel mine schemes that could afflict the near-pristine rivers of the southern Oregon coast will celebrate recent successes and point toward future activism with a party on Friday, Oct. 23, 5:30 p.m. at the Pistol River Friendship Hall, 24252 Carpenterville Hwy., Gold...

Oct
23

Roam the Wild Edge Book Release in Astoria

October 23, 2015, Astoria

Photo of North Coast Land Conservancy's Katie Voelke.
Our colleagues with the North Coast Land Conservancy (NCLC) are planning a gala evening celebrating coastal conservation and release of the landscape-celebrating book The Wild Edge: Freedom to Roam the Pacific Coast (Braided River), a photographic journey from the deep ocean to the summit of...
Sep
26

Rally against LNG By Land and Sea

September 26, 2015, North Bend

Poster for rally with image of kayakers in Coos Bay.
Opponents of the LNG (liquefied natural gas) plan proposed for Jordan Cove on Coos Bay’s North Spit are rallying this Saturday, Sept. 26, from noon to 6 p.m.  The “Seize the Day, Save the Bay” event takes place at Ferry Road Park in North Bend (directly east of the south end of the North...
Sep
24

Kelso Public Hearing on Liquefied Natural Gas Plans

September 24, 2015, Kelso

Photo of proposed LNG plant site on Skipanon Peninsula.
This is one of three local hearings to gather public input on the LNG plant that is proposed for the Skipanon Peninsula (see related article). Speakers’ slots are only three minutes long, so detailed testimony isn’t possible. Personal statements about issues such as the loss of wetlands and...
Sep
23

Ridgefield Public Hearing on Liquefied Natural Gas Plans

September 23, 2015, Ridgefield

Photo of proposed LNG plant site on Skipanon Peninsula.
This is one of three local hearings to gather public input on the LNG plant that is proposed for the Skipanon Peninsula (see related article). Speakers’ slots are only three minutes long, so detailed testimony isn’t possible. Personal statements about issues such as the loss of wetlands and...