Land Use Events


Talk on North Coast Ecology

November 14, 2019, Manzanita

Cape Falcon and the forests behind the cliffs.\Photo courtesy of ODFW.

The Lower Nehalem Watershed Council hosts a talk by Katie Voelke, executive director of the North Coast Land Conservancy, at its meeting on Thursday, Nov. 14, 7 p.m., at the Pine Grove Community House (225 Laneda Ave.) in...


County Hearing on Jordan Cove

November 15, 2019, Coquille

Aerial view of Jordan Cove (left of photo).\Photo by Rena Olson.

Oregon Shores has been engaged in a wide range of local land use issues relating to the proposed Jordan Cove LNG export terminal, which Canadian multinational corporation Pembina seeks to build on Coos Bay’s North Spit.  These...


Talk on Land-Sea Connection

November 16, 2019, Yachats

Paul Engelmeyer.

Learn about Oregon’s complex marine food web when Paul Engelmeyer, a long-time coastal conservation advocate, speaks about conservation issues and strategies and the Land-Sea Connection. Engelmeyer will give his “Grab the Bull (Kelp) by the Horns” presentation at the Cape...


Humbug Hike

November 17, 2019, Port Orford

View of Humbug Mountain from the north.\Photo by Laurel Hillmann.

The South Coast Striders hiking group is offering its first-ever group trek to the top of Humbug Mt. in Curry County, south of Port Orford, on Sunday, Nov. 17, beginning at 10 a.m.  Meet at the Humbug Mt. trailhead.

The group...


Talk on Wild Fish Survival

November 18, 2019, Rockaway Beach

Salmon spawning.\Photo by Cathy Tronquet.

As part of its “Speaking Truth to Power” lecture series, the North Coast Communities for Watershed Protection will host an educational talk by Conrad Gowell, the Native Fish Society’s Fellowship Program Director, on Monday, Nov. 18, 5:30 p.m. (doors...


Hearing on Proposed Mine

November 20, 2019, Gold Beach

The Pistol River near its mouth.\Photo by Bruce Swenson.

The would-be developer of an aggregate mining operation on the banks of the Pistol River is appealing the county planning commission’s denial of his proposal.  Oregon Shores along with many local citizens vigorously opposed the plan,...


Talk on Climate and Coastal Ecosystems

November 21, 2019, Newport

Coastal forest habitat.\Photo by Alexis Garrett.

Note:  The following event conflicts with another scheduled for the same place on the same date.  We aren't yet sure whether the date or the venue will be changed.  Don't count on this information until we can update this listing.



Talk on Estuary Restoration

November 21, 2019, Newport

Salmon River marshes (during a king tide).\Photo by Kami Ellingson.

The decades-long effort to restore the Salmon River estuary will be the topic at the next meeting of Yaquina Birders & Naturalists, taking place on Thursday, Nov. 21, 7 p.m., in the meeting rooms of OSU Extension’s Lincoln...


Guided Naturalist Walk

November 23, 2019, Seal Rock

Beaver Creek.\Photo by Cathy Tronquet.

Explore Beaver Creek Marsh and Ona Beach with the Yaquina Birders & Naturalists on Saturday, Nov. 23, beginning at 9 a.m. (for about two hours).  The Beaver Creek State Natural Area, part of Brian Booth State Park, is found about a mile east on N....

Past Events


FERC Hearing on Jordan Cove

June 24, 2019, Coos Bay

LNG pipeline under construction

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) has finally gotten around to scheduling public hearings on the Jordan Cove LNG (liquefied natural gas) export terminal proposed for Coos Bay’s North Spit.  The only coastal hearing will be held Monday, June 24,...


Hearing on Jordan Cove Dredging

June 18, 2019, Coos Bay

Coos Bay's entrance, through which LNG tankers will pass.\Photo by Alex Derr.
Coos Bay's entrance, through which LNG tankers will pass.\Photo by Alex Derr.

The Coos Bay City Council will hold a public hearing on the Jordan Cove Energy Project’s application to alter the navigation channel through the Coos Bay estuary, widening it to accommodate LNG (liquefied natural...


Discussion of Coastal Coho

June 18, 2019, Siletz

Spawning Coho.\Photo courtesy of Animalia-life.

The Siletz Watershed Council will host a discussion about Oregon’s coastal coho populations at their summer quarter meeting, 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, June 18, at the Siletz Public Library (225 Gaither St.).  The event is free and open to all.



Seminar on Marine and Forest Reserves

June 13, 2019, Newport

Otter Rock Marine Reserve.\Photo courtesy of ODFW.

The subject of how coastal residents feel about marine and forest reserve areas, to put it in unscientific terms, will be the subject of a seminar in the Guin Library at the Hatfield Marine Science Center (2030 S.E. Marine Science Dr.) in...


Talk on Forest Economics

June 11, 2019, Nehalem

 Heavily clearcut Jetty Creek watershed, source of Rockaway's water supply.\Photo by Shane Anderson.
Heavily clearcut Jetty Creek watershed, source of Rockaway's water supply.\Photo by Shane Anderson.

Economist Ernie Niemi will discuss “Big Timber and You: The Economics Made Easy” on Tuesday, June 11, 6 p.m. at the North Coast Recreation District headquarters (36155 9th St.) in Nehalem. ...


Talk on Forest Economics

June 10, 2019, Astoria

Clearcut in Jetty Creek watershed.\Phone by Trygve Steen.

Economist Ernie Niemi will speak on “Big Timber and You:  The Economics Made Easy,” on Monday, June 10, 6:30 p.m. in Towler Hall, Room 310, at Clatstop Community College (1651 Lexington Ave.) in Astoria.  The talk, free and open to...


Eel Lake Trail Hike

June 8, 2019, Lakeside

Eel Lake at Tugman State Park.\Photo courtesy of Wikimedia Commons.

The South Coast Striders hiking group invites the public along on what they describe as one of their favorite hikes, on the Eel Lake Trail.  Meet at 10 a.m. at the Tugman State Park Day Use Area.  The park (address 72549 Hwy...


Joint Meeting on Coos Bay Estuary

June 5, 2019, Coos Bay

Coos Bay shoreline and estuary, with North Spit in the background.\Photo by Jody McCaffree.
Coos Bay shoreline and estuary, with North Spit in the background.\Photo by Jody McCaffree.

A special, joint city-county planning commission meeting, involving Coos County and the cities of Coos Bay and North Bend, will be held on Wednesday, June 5, 6 p.m., at the Coos Bay Public Library...


Orca Awareness Day

May 26, 2019, Newport

Orcas off the Oregon coast.\Photo by Gary Ligi.
Orcas off the Oregon coast.\Photo by Gary Ligi.

June is Orca Action Month, and the American Cetacean Society’s Oregon Chapter is kicking things off a bit early on Sunday, May 26 at the Hatfield Marine Science Center (2030 Marine Science Dr. in the South Beach area of Newport), from 10 a.m....