Land Use Events

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...

May
15

Talk on Forest Streams

May 15, 2019, Nehalem

Sweet Creek Falls.\Photo by Dennis White.
Sweet Creek Falls.\Photo by Dennis White.

Mary Scurlock of the Oregon Stream Protection Coalition, a long-time advocate for Oregon’s waterways, will speak on “Private Forests, Public Waters:  How and Why Oregon is Failing its Forest Streams” on Tuesday, May 14, 6 p.m. (doors open at 5:30) at...

May
18

Mayfly Festival

May 18, 2019, Coos Bay

 Last year's Mayfly Festival in progress.\Photo courtesy of Coos Watershed Assn.
Last year's Mayfly Festival in progress.\Photo courtesy of Coos Watershed Assn.

The Coos Watershed Association is celebrating its 25th year of caring for the Coos Bay watershed with its 3rd annual Coos Watershed Mayfly Festival.  The event takes place on Saturday, May 18, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m....

Past Events

Nov
28

Wild and Scenic Rivers Talk

November 28, 2018, Brookings

llinois River.\Photo by Tim Palmer.
llinois River.\Photo by Tim Palmer.

Well-known author and photographer Tim Palmer, a Port Orford resident, will speak on “Wild and Scenic Rivers:  An American Legacy” on Wednesday, Nov. 28, in the Chetco Public Library (450 Alder St.) in Brookings.  The talk, sponsored by the Kalmiopsis...

Nov
27

Wild and Scenic Rivers Talk

November 27, 2018, Port Orford

 Author Tim Palmer in the field.
Author Tim Palmer in the field.

Well-known author and photographer Tim Palmer, a Port Orford resident, will speak on “Wild and Scenic Rivers:  An American Legacy” on Tuesday, Nov. 27, in the Port Orford Public Library (1421 Oregon St,).  The talk, sponsored by the Kalmiopsis Audubon...

Nov
26

Wild and Scenic Rivers Talk

November 26, 2018, Bandon

Sanderson's Island on the Rogue River.\Photo by Tim Palmer.
Sanderson's Island on the Rogue River.\Photo by Tim Palmer.

Well-known author and photographer Tim Palmer, a Port Orford resident, will speak on “Wild and Scenic Rivers:  An American Legacy” on Monday, Nov. 26, in the Bandon Public Library (1204 11th St., S.W.).  The talk is free and open to...

Nov
25

Alsea Tribal Life Lecture

November 25, 2018, Yachats

Image of Cape Perpetua trails along the coastline.
Cape Perpetua trails and coastline. | Photo by Richard W.

This fall, join guest speakers at Cape Perpetua for free educational presentations along with the hiking, tidepooling, and exploring. Presentations will be held every Saturday from November 3 to December 29 and will include a special...

Nov
24

Lecture on Big Cats

November 24, 2018, Yachats

Mountain lion. | Photo by Dorothy Sutherland, Flickr

David Thompson give a presentation entitled "Mountain Lions, Cougars, and Panthers, Oh My!" on Nov. 24 at 1 p.m. at the Cape Perpetua Visitor Center (2400 US-101, Yachats).  The talk is part of the Cape Perpetua Speakers Series.  The event...

Nov
23

Bastendorff Bog Hike

November 23, 2018, Coos Bay

Bastendorff Bog Mystery Feature. | Photo courtesy of South Coast Striders

You can Opt Outside with the South Coast Striders this Friday and join them for a hike (good for working off the Thanksgiving feast). They will do the Bastendorff Bog trail hike out and back, with some additional...

Nov
18

South Slough Trails Hike

November 18, 2018, Charleston

South Slough National Estuary Entrance.
South Slough National Estuary entrance. | Photo by Matt LeBlanc.

The public is invited to join the South Coast Striders for their South Slough Trails Hike on Sunday, Nov. 18. Meet them at  a.m. in the parking lot of the South Slough National Estuarine Research Reserve Interpretive Center...

Nov
17

Talk on Tectonics and the Pacific Northwest

November 17, 2018, Yachats

Professor Bob Lillie. | Courtesy of Bob Lillie

Geologist Bob Lillie will present "Plate Tectonics and the Landscapes of the Pacific Northwest" on Saturday, Nov. 17 at 1 p.m. at the Cape Perpetua Visitor Center (2400 Hwy 101, about three miles south of Yachats).  His lecture is part of the...

Nov
17

Cape Arago Hike

November 17, 2018, Coos Bay

Cape Arago State Park. | Photo courtesy from Oregon's Adventure Coast

The Friends of the Umpqua hiking group invites the public to join them for a hike at Cape Arago on the Coos County coast Nov. 17. The group meets before 8 a.m. in the Douglas County Courthouse parking lot behind the old...

Nov
15

Bandon Hotel Hearing

November 15, 2018, Bandon

 

Aerial view of Coquille Point, with the site of the former motel, now proposed hotel, sticking out.\Photo by Steve Buck.
Aerial view of Coquille Point, with the site of the former motel, now proposed hotel, sticking out.\Photo by Steve Buck.

The vexed issue of the hotel proposed for iconic Coquille Point is coming to the fore again.  Bandon’s Planning Commission will hold a hearing on a new version of the...