Land Use Events

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
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...

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,...

Past Events

Jan
26

Open House for Fish and Wildlife

January 26, 2022

Black oystercatchers, mother and chick, a species of conservation concern on the Oregon coast.\Photo by Heather Roskelley.

The Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife (ODFW) invites the public to a virtual Conservation Open House—the first of five this year—to discuss issues involving...

Jan
25

Meeting on Roads and Erosion

January 25, 2022

Erosion threatens Highway 101 at Beverly Beach.\Photo by Dennis White.

The state’s Department of Land Conservation and Development (DLCD) and its Coastal Management Program have convened an advisory committee to consider a very specific problem—protecting roads along the ocean, from Hwy 101...

Jan
16

Yardang Hike

January 16, 2022, Reedsport

Yardangs.\Photo by Dina Pavlis.

The Southcoast Striders hiking group offers a hike devoted to viewing “yardangs,” wind-sculpted, temporary sand structures in the dunes.  The hike, on Sunday, Jan. 16, beginning at 10 a.m., leaves from the Hall Lake Day Use Area (turn off Hwy 101 across from...

Jan
11

Talk on South Coast Geology

January 11, 2022

Ron Metzger leading a field trip.

Shoreline Education for Awareness (SEA) presents a “Geologic Overview of Oregon’s South Coast” on Tuesday, Jan. 11, at 6 p.m.  The online event is free and open to all.

The speaker is Ron Metzger, a professor of geology at Southwestern Oregon Community...

Jan
6

Webinar on Monitoring Birds

January 6, 2022

Western Snowy Plover (not actually a migratory species, but still featured).\Photo by Molly Sultany.

Stellar photographer Roy Lowe will be the featured speaker at the MidCoast Watersheds Council’s community meeting on Thursday, Jan. 6, at 6:30 p.m.  The event is free and open to all.

Lowe,...

Dec
14

Talk on Decolonizing Ecology

December 14, 2021

Native American fishing.\Photo courtesy of the University of Washington.

The Northwest Climate Adaptation Science Center and the University of Washington College of the Environment Science Communication Program offer a presentation on “Decolonizing Ecology: Five Steps Towards More Inclusive...

Dec
9

Seminar on Dunes and Scarps

December 9, 2021

Dune scarp and driftwood.\Photo by Jeanne Finkbeiner.

The Hatfield Marine Science Center continues to offer its Thursday research seminar series online.  On Thursday, Dec. 9, 3:30 p.m., the topic will be waves, dunes, and dune scarps.  The event is free and open to the public.

Speaking on...

Dec
8

Meeting on Elliott State Forest

December 8, 2021

Elliott State Forest.

Conservationists have been working for many years to protect the Elliott State Forest, northeast of Coos Bay.  At first the battle was to prevent the state from selling it to private interests (a battle which Oregon Shores joined).  More recently, the effort is to find...

Dec
8

Committee on Coastal Road Armoring Meets

December 8, 2021

Highway 101 at Beverly Beach is an oceanfront road threatened by erosion.\Photo by Dennis White.

The Department of Land Conservation and Development (DLCD) has convened a special advisory committee to consider a peculiar but important problem—the state’s current land use regulations don’t...

Dec
4

Webinar on the Big One

December 4, 2021

Projection of a Cascadia earthquake.\Courtesy of the Pacific Tsunami Museum.

The coastal landscape we treasure has been shaped by the collision of the earth’s tectonic plates.  The price of our coast’s rugged beauty is the hazard of earthquakes and tsunamis caused by the Cascadia Subduction...