Land Use Events

May
19

LCDC Meeting

May 19, 2022, Salem

 

Development on Bayshore spit near the Alsea's mouth.
Development on Bayshore spit near the Alsea's mouth.\Photo by Alex Derr.

The Land Conservation and Development Commission (LCDC) is meeting on Thursday, May 19 and Friday, May 20.  These are hybrid meetings, taking place physically in the Basement Hearing Room of the Department of...

May
20

LCDC Meeting--Second Day

May 20, 2022, Salem

 

Botts Marsh, site of a victory in preserving coastal habitat.
Botts Marsh, site of a victory in preserving coastal habitat.\Photo by Lynn Levering Thomas.

The Land Conservation and Development Commission (LCDC) is meeting on Thursday, May 19 and Friday, May 20.  These are hybrid meetings, taking place physically in the Basement Hearing Room of the...

May
21

Valedictory Geology Lecture

May 21, 2022, Coos Bay

 

Ron Metzger conducting a field trip.
Ron Metzger conducting a field trip.

Ron Metzger has not only taught geology to a couple of generations of students at Southwestern Oregon Community College in Coos Bay, he has also educated the community through a long-running Geology Lecture Series he organizes.  The series has featured a...

May
26

Webinar on Eelgrass

May 26, 2022

Eelgrass fringing a mudflat in Coos Bay.\Photo by Mike Graybill.

Oregon Shores is collaborating with conservation allies to offer a monthly webinar series about the Coos Bay estuary. Coos Bay could be the focus of major development proposals soon—both a major container port and facilities...

Past Events

Nov
4

Talk on Tenmile Creek History

November 4, 2017, Yachats

Oregon Forest.
Oregon forest. | Photo by Loren Kerns

Fall on the central Oregon coast brings with it free educational presentations and events at the Cape Perpetua Visitor Center. In addition to the hiking, tidepooling, and exploring always available, visitors can enjoy a variety of speakers and topics...

Nov
4

Fall Creek Hatchery Festival

November 4, 2017, Alsea

Fall Creek Festival 2017
Fall Creek Festival 2017. | Courtesy of the Oregon Hatchery Research Center

The Oregon Hatchery Research Center, located on Fall Creek in the Alsea River basin, will hold its annual “Fall Creek Festival” on Saturday, Nov. 4, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. It is free and open to the public, though...

Nov
2

Talk on Pollinators and Forests

November 2, 2017, Newport

 Landscape ecologist Matt Betts.\Photo courtesy of Matt Betts.
Landscape ecologist Matt Betts.\Photo courtesy of Matt Betts.

MidCoast Watersheds Council invites the public to a talk on how Intensive Forest Management (IFM) affects biodiversity and ecosystem services, with a special focus on pollinators, taking place Thursday, Nov. 2, 6:30 p.m., at the...

Nov
1

Curry County Hazards Plan Hearing

November 1, 2017, Gold Beach

Harris Beach State Park, in Curry County, at high tide.\Photo by David Grimes.
Harris Beach State Park, in Curry County, at high tide.\Photo by David Grimes.

The Curry County Board of Commissioners will consider updates to the Natural Hazards provisions in the county’s Comprehensive Plan and Zoning Ordinance to better implement Statewide Planning Goal 7 (Natural...

Oct
30

Nehalem Bay History Classes

October 30, 2017 - November 2, 2017, Manzanita

A hundred years ago, dairy farmers brought milk to the cheese factory at Mohler. Since 1976, the building has been the Nehalem Bay Winery.
A hundred years ago, dairy farmers brought milk to the cheese factory at Mohler. Since 1976, the building has been the Nehalem Bay Winery. | Photo Courtesy of Mark Beach

The Nehalem Valley Historical Society is offering its “History of the Nehalem Bay Area” series led by Mark Beach at Pine...

Oct
28

South Slough Trails Hike

October 28, 2017, Charleston

South Slough,
South Slough, | Photo by Southcoast Striders

The Southcoast Striders are hosting a hike Oct. 28, beginning at 10 a.m. To join the hike, meet at the  South Slough National Estuarine Research Reserve Interpretive Center parking lot.  The hike leaders will take the group on a series of trails...

Oct
26

FERC Intervention Deadline

October 26, 2017

 Artist's conception of proposed Jordan Cove LNG terminal.
Artist's conception of proposed Jordan Cove LNG terminal.

The official opportunity for citizens to file as an Intervenor in the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission’s decision-making process concerning the proposed LNG (liquefied natural gas) export terminal on Coos Bay’s North Spit closes...

Oct
20

Clean Water Forum

October 20, 2017, Hebo

Coastal stream.\Photo by Heron Marychild.
Coastal stream.\Photo by Heron Marychild.

In many areas of the coast, local water districts have little control over the watershed drainage which supply their cities and towns with drinking water year round.  Progressive Action Tillamook (a citizen’s information network) and other groups are...

Oct
16

Oregon Outdoor Summit

October 16, 2017 - October 17, 2017, Corvalis

Outdoor Summit
Outdoor Summit. | Courtesy of OSU

The Outdoor Summit is a two-day adventure, convened by Oregon State University Outreach & Engagement, Travel Oregon, and Oregon State Parks. The summit will engage community leaders, outdoor enthusiasts and recreation businesses, public agencies, students,...

Oct
15

Pollinator Conservation Talk

October 15, 2017, Yachats

Bee Talk

On Sunday October 15 at 2 p.m. in the Yachats Commons, Laren Leland is giving a talk about native bee conservation and how you can help pollinators in your own yard and on a larger scale. In addition to sharing her experience gardening for pollinators in Portland and in the Yachats River...