Land Use Events

Aug
26

Meeting on Saving the Dunes

August 26, 2019, Roseburg

Volunteers restoring the Oregon Dunes by removing Scotch Broom.\Photo by Dina Pavlis.

The Oregon Dunes Restoration Collaborative invites the public to an event that will provide an brief introduction to the Oregon Dunes, the threats they face, and strategies for preserving them.  The meeting...

Aug
27

Meeting on Shoreline Armoring

August 27, 2019, Newport

Riprap being installed at Wakonda Beach.\Photo by Woody Dukes.

The Department of Land Conservation (DLCD) has convened a focus group to review the state’s administration of its policies concerning shoreline armoring (aka beachfront protection structures), typically riprap.  This group is...

Aug
27

Coos Bay Navigability Hearing.

August 27, 2019, Coos Bay

The Coos Bay City Council will hold a public hearing on the channel alteration proposed by the Jordan Cove Energy Project to facilitate the use of Coos Bay by LNG (liquefied natural gas) tankers.  The hearing takes place on Tuesday, Aug. 27, 6 p.m. in the City...

Aug
29

Invasive Plants Talk

August 29, 2019, Yachats

Dr. Jim Nechols on the Hobbit Trail.

Jim Nechols, a retired professor of entomology from Kansas State University, will present two talks at noon on Thursday, Aug. 29, at the Cape Perpetua Visitor Center (2400 Hwy 101, about three miles south of Yachats).   The first, of more direct interest...

Past Events

Feb
23

Guided Bird Walk

February 23, 2019, Waldport

Mallard and ducklings.\Photo by Roy Lowe.
Mallard and ducklings. | Photo by Roy Lowe.

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...

Feb
21

Talks on Forests and Climate Change

February 21, 2019, Astoria

Chuck Willer, executive director of the Coast Range Association.
Chuck Willer, executive director of the Coast Range Association. | Photo by Walt Childress.

Chuck Willer and Mary Scurlock will speak about Wall Street-driven forest management in light of the climate crisis on Feb. 21; doors open at 6:30 p.m. and the lecture starts at 7 p.m. The event is...

Feb
21

Parks and Recreation Meeting

February 21, 2019, Independence

 Nehalem River valley in flood.\Photo by Briana Goodwin.
Nehalem River valley in flood.\Photo by Briana Goodwin.

The Parks and Recreation Commission, which oversees the Oregon Parks and Recreation Department, meets Feb. 21, 10 a.m. at the Independence Event Center (555 S. Main St.) in Independence.  The meeting, in the conference room on the...

Feb
15

Great Backyard Bird Count

February 15, 2019 - February 18, 2019

Red-tailed hawk. | Photo by Budd Titlow

Join birders from around the world for this annual citizen science project sponsored by Cornell Lab and National Audubon. This event takes place from Feb. 15-18, and is open to all willing participants. 

To participate, identify and count birds for as...

Feb
12

Renaming Celebration

February 12, 2019, Nehalem

The Jetty Creek watershed.\Photo by Shane Anderson.
The Jetty Creek watershed.\Photo by Shane Anderson.

The Rockaway Citizens for Watershed Protection group is no more—because it is now encompassing more territory with the new name, North Coast Communities for Watershed Protection.  The new name reflects the fact that the group works with a...

Feb
10

Winter Yardangs Hike

February 10, 2019, Reedsport

Yardang formations on the Dellenback Dunes. | Photo courtesy of South Coast Striders

Join the South Coast Striders for a hike to Hall Lake and the Dellenback Dunes on Saturday, Feb. 10, meeting at 9:30 a.m. at the Hall & Schuttpelz Lakes Day Use Area (Wildwood Dr, Reedsport). Walking sticks...

Feb
9

Lecture on Native Bees

February 9, 2019, Yachats

Insect biologist Dave Gordon will introduce his audience to the diversity and natural history of bees in general during a talk slated for Saturday, Feb. 9, 1 p.m. at the Cape Perpetua Visitor Center (about three miles south of Yachats).  Gordon will emphasize the species native to North...

Feb
7

Talk on Monitoring Stream Habitat

February 7, 2019, Newport

Mark Stone collects scale samples from a salmon carcass as part of a spawning grounds survey. | Photo courtesy of LSWCD
Mark Stone collects scale samples from a salmon carcass as part of a spawning grounds survey. | Photo courtesy of LSWCD

For the past 22 years, the Lincoln Soil and Water Conservation District (LSWCD) has been monitoring stream habitat conditions and the populations of salmon and steelhead on...

Feb
3

Jordan Cove DSL Comment Deadline

February 3, 2019

Coos Bay's North Spit, with Roseburg Forest Product's chip export facility in foreground and Jordan Cove beyond that.\Photo by Alex Derr.
Coos Bay's North Spit, with Roseburg Forest Product's chip export facility in foreground and Jordan Cove beyond that.\Photo by Alex Derr.

Oregon’s Department of State Lands (DSL) is considering the Jordan Cove Energy Project’s application for a removal-fill permit for its proposed LNG...

Feb
2

Lecture on Oregon Coast Trail

February 2, 2019, Yachats

Connie Soper is an Oregon Coast Trail advocate and author of "Exploring the Oregon Coast Trail: 40 Consecutive Hikes from the Columbia River to the California Border." Her presentation on Saturday, Feb. 2, 1 p.m. at the Cape Perpetua Visitor Center (about three miles south of Yachas) will...