Land Use Events

Feb
23

Guided Bird Walk

February 23, 2019, Waldport

Join the Yaqiuna Birders and Naturalists for a guided bird walk on Saturday, Feb. 23, from 9 a.m. - 12 p.m. Meet in the parking lot of the Alsea Bay Bridge Interpretive Center (N.W. Maple St.)  in Waldport. This event is free and open to the public.

Roy Lowe, retired head of the...

Feb
23

Siltcoos Lake Hike

February 23, 2019, Westlake

Siltcoos Lake.
Siltcoos Lake. | Photo courtesy of South Coast Striders

The public is invited to join the South Coast Striders for a hike along Siltcoos Lake Trail. Meet at 10 a.m. at the Siltcoos Lake Trail parking lot on Saturday, Feb. 23. Travel on Highway 101 to trailhead parking on the east side of the...

Feb
27

Forestry Practices Monitoring Workshop

February 27, 2019, Gold Beach

Herbicide spraying by helicopter.\Photo courtesy of Oregon Wild.
Herbicide spraying by helicopter. | Photo courtesy of Oregon Wild.

Speakers from Coast Range Forest Watch provide a presentation and discussion of aerial herbicides and their effects on landowners, neighbors, and surrounding communities. This workshop takes place on Wednesday, Feb. 27, 6-8...

Mar
2

Coastal Watershed Protection Talk

March 2, 2019, Netarts

A scene from the Clatsop State Forest.
A scene from the Clatsop State Forest.

Chuck Willer, executive director of the Coast Range Association, will give a presentation addressing “Options for Coastal Watershed Protection” on Saturday, March 2, 1 p.m. at the Netarts Fire Station Hall (1235 Fifth St. Loop, W.) in Netarts. ...

Mar
3

Lecture on Alsea Tribal Life

March 3, 2019, Yachats

Learn about the pre-European inhabitants of the Cape Perpetua area from one of Cape Perpetua’s exceptional volunteers, Dick Mason. He will also take you on a quick and entertaining tour of world history that occurred while the Alsea were enjoying...

Mar
9

Nehalem Estuary Cleanup

March 9, 2019

Nehalem Estuary Cleanup Flyer

The 2019 Nehalem Estuary Cleanup will be taking place on Saturday, March 9. Spend a day making a lasting difference in the beautiful Nehalem Bay Estuary and community. Click here to get the latest details about this event. 

This event is open to all ages and co-hosted by the Lower Nehalem...

Mar
9

Lecture on Corvids and People

March 9, 2019, Yachats

Corvids are known as the bird brains of the avian world. If you've spent any time watching ravens, crows, and jays you know that's true and you probably have a story to tell. Besides being smart, these birds are among the most viewable of wildlife....

Mar
14

Conservancy Management Discussion

March 14, 2019, Manzanita

The coastal edge at Cape Falcon.\Photo courtesy of ODFW.
The coastal edge at Cape Falcon.\Photo courtesy of ODFW.

The North Coast Land Conservancy (NCLC) is working on its biggest project ever: conservation of 3,500 acres of forestland above Oswald West State Park to benefit people, plants, and wildlife. Which brings into high relief an issue that...

Mar
16

Lecture on Tahkenitch Landing Site

March 16, 2019, Yachats

The Siuslaw National Forest is home to one of the oldest archaeological sites along the Central Oregon Coast. Tahkenitch Landing, seven miles north of Reedsport, provides intriguing insights into how humans responded to a changing environment between 8,000 and 3,000 years before present...

Apr
4

Science Talk '19

April 4, 2019 - April 5, 2019, Portland

Have you ever struggled to explain why your science matters to a non-scientist? Have you ever been frustrated at the way science is covered in the media and used in policy? Have you wondered just what they’re teaching about science these days? Then this particular annual conference is right...

May
8

Conservancy Management Discussion

May 8, 2019, Cannon Beach

Aerial view of Cape Falcon.\Photo by Alex Derr.
Aerial view of Cape Falcon.\Photo by Alex Derr.

The North Coast Land Conservancy (NCLC) is working on its biggest project ever: conservation of 3,500 acres of forestland above Oswald West State Park to benefit people, plants, and wildlife. Which brings into high relief an issue that all...

Past Events

Oct
20

Nedonna Marsh Celebration

October 20, 2018, Tillamook

Nedonna Marsh.
Nedonna Marsh.

Many residents of the Rockaway Beach area, including many Oregon Shores members, have been deeply concerned about the future of Nedonna Marsh, on the southern flank of Nehalem Bay, which appeared to be vulnerable to development.  Coastal marshes are all too rare, and play an...

Oct
20

Mushroom BioBlitz

October 20, 2018, Yachats

Turkey Tail mushrooms in the Oregon Dunes.\Photo by Dina Pavlis.
Turkey Tail mushrooms in the Oregon Dunes.\Photo by Dina Pavlis.

The next in a series of BioBlitzes at the Cape Perpetua Marine Reserve takes place a bit inland, and is devoted to the mushroom population on the area.  BioBlitzes are one-time snapshots of biodiversity, in which volunteers and...

Oct
20

Birding at Millicoma Marsh

October 20, 2018, Coos Bay

Birding at Millicoma Marsh Trail. | Photo by J. Bragg
Great views of Coos Bay ay and one of the best birding spots will be featured in a birding experience offered by the Friends of South Slough Reserve on Saturday, Oct. 20, from 10 a.m. to noon. The event is open to everyone.  Participants...
Oct
20

Bullards Beach Hike

October 20, 2018, Bandon

Bullards Beach State Park
Bullards Beach State Park. | Photo courtesy of South Coast Striders

Join the South Coast Striders for a 5.4 mile hike along the trails at Bullards Beach State Park on Saturday, Oct. 20, from 10 a.m. to around 12:30 p.m. Meet them in the parking lot across from the Meeting Hall Yurt inside...

Oct
18

Elk River Salmon Seminar

October 18, 2018, Port Orford

A Chinook salmon pictured in Oregon’s McKenzie River. | Photo by Morgan Bond
A Chinook salmon pictured in Oregon’s McKenzie River. | Photo by Morgan Bond

A seminar on the cherished but threatened salmon runs in the Elk River is sponsored by Oregon State University, Oregon Hatchery Research Center, the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife, NOAA Northwest Fisheries...

Oct
10

Oregon Dunes Talk

October 10, 2018, Eugene

Dina Pavlis (left) at a previous presentation.\Photo by Julie Thomas.
Dina Pavlis (left) at a previous presentation.\Photo by Julie Thomas.

Dina Pavlis, perhaps Oregon’s leading dunes maven (and a CoastWatcher and Oregon Shores member), will lecture on the landscape of the Oregon Dunes in Eugene on Wednesday, Oct. 10, 6-8 p.m. at the Claim 52 Brewing and...

Oct
9

Panel Discussion on Pesticides

October 9, 2018, Nehalem

Aerial spraying over Oregon forests.
Aerial pesticide spraying over Oregon forests. | Photo courtesy of Bureau of Land Management

The Rockaway Beach Citizens for Watershed Protection's regular meeting on Oct. 9, 6-8 p.m. will feature a round table discussion pertaining to the the health dangers of pesticide usage in industrial...

Oct
7

Book Reading

October 7, 2018, Cape Meares

 

Author Rob Freedman, surfing at Cape Meares.
Author Rob Freedman, surfing at Cape Meares.

Cape Meares resident (and Oregon Shores member) Robert  “Butch” Freedman will be reading from his new book, Beach Bum: A Life in Pieces, Oct. 7, 2 pm at the Cape Meares Community Center, 5690 4th St NW.  The memoir is a series of connected...