Land Use Events

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

Sep
30

Coos Bay Trails Cleanup

September 30, 2017, Coos Bay

Coos Bay Blue Ridge Trail at sunset.

 

The Blue Ridge Trail system is a unique and fun area that allows people to hike, bike, horseback ride and drive their dirt bikes. This trail system is very close to the city of Coos Bay and allows visitors an easy access to Bureau of Land Management (BLM) lands. The trails have been closed the...

Sep
30

National Public Lands Day

September 30, 2017

 

From our neighborhood parks or beaches to our nation’s awe-inspiring national parks, public lands of all sizes and varieties are the places where we live, learn, play, exercise, and relax. In fact, over 30% of America’s land is public land.

Now it’s your...

Sep
29

Forestry Talks

September 29, 2017, Rockaway

The heavily clearcut Jetty Creek watershed is Rockaway's water source.\Photo by Shane Anderson.
The heavily clearcut Jetty Creek watershed is Rockaway's water source.\Photo by Shane Anderson.

Forest practices are of intense concern everywhere on the coast, but particularly in Rockaway, where spraying and other forest management activities directly threaten the community’s water...

Sep
28

Public Meeting on RV Development Proposal

September 28, 2017, Cannon Beach

Trail to Arcadia Beach.
Trail to Arcadia Beach.

A landowner is proposing an RV park on forested land across from Arcadia Beach.  No formal application has been submitted as yet, but Clatsop County requires public meetings in advance of an application for commercial development adjacent to residential properties. ...

Sep
25

Community Discussion—Channel Expansion

September 25, 2017, Coos Bay

Coos Bay entrance, with South Slough in foreground.\Photo courtesy of Surfrider.
Coos Bay entrance, with South Slough in foreground.\Photo courtesy of Surfrider.

The Port of Coos Bay proposes to deepen and widen the navigation channel through the estuary from the ocean to river mile 8.2.  The Corps of Engineers will be preparing an Environmental Impact Statement to...

Sep
24

Notes from the Riverkeepers Performance

September 24, 2017, Astoria

Latourell Falls in the Columbia River Gorge.
Latourell Falls in the Columbia River Gorge. | Photo by Chanel Hason

A musical homily unveiling the epic, sordid history of crude-oil-by-rail transport in the Columbia River Gorge.

Doors at 6:30pm, show at 7pm
Audience talk-back after the performance at 8:15pm

Purchase tickets here. 

Notes from...

Sep
22

CoastWalk on North Coast

September 22, 2017 - September 24, 2017, Cannon Beach

Shoreline at Cannon Beach that CoastWalk will trod.\Photo by Heather Krom.
Shoreline at Cannon Beach that CoastWalk will trod.\Photo by Heather Krom.

The North Coast Land Conservancy is sponsoring CoastWalk, a three-days walking tour of north coast landscapes—beaches and sand spits, headlands and saltspray meadows—with all logistics taken care of for participants....

Sep
21

Talk on Forest Practices

September 21, 2017, Astoria

 

 Coastal forest.\Photo courtesy of U.S. Forest Service.
Coastal forest.\Photo courtesy of U.S. Forest Service.
At their next meeting, Thursday, Sept. 21, at 6 p.m., the Columbia River Estuary Action Team (CREATe) will host a speaker on spraying and other forest practices inimical to humans, wildlife, and ecosystems.  The meeting takes place at...
Sep
21

Salmon River Mingle and Muse

September 21, 2017, Otis

Salmon River estuary at twilight.\Photo by Jack Doyle.
Salmon River estuary at twilight.\Photo by Jack Doyle.

The Sitka Center for Art and Ecology, located on the slopes of Cascade Head, has the Salmon River estuary spread below it.  A good deal of both the art and the ecology done there focus on the river’s marshes and mudflats.

The Sitka...

Sep
19

Siletz Watershed Review

September 19, 2017, Siltez

 Siletz River.\Photo by Dennis White.
Siletz River.\Photo by Dennis White.

The public is invited to join the Siletz Watershed Council at its quarterly community meeting on Tuesday, Sept. 19, at 6:30 p.m. at the Siletz Public library (255 S. Gaither St.). Light refreshments will be provided.

The meeting will feature a...