Land Use Events

Feb
18

Pub Talk on Tideland Forests

February 18, 2020, Newport

Laura Brophy doing field work.

The next installment of the OSU Science on Tap series presents an opportunity to learn about the results of important research into Oregon’s estuarine wetlands.  Laura Brophy, director of the Estuary Technical Group within the Institute for Applied Ecology...

Feb
22

Corvid Conversation

February 22, 2020, Yachats

Raven.\Photo courtesy of USF&WS.

The Cape Perpetua Winter Speaker Series is sponsoring a talk on the smartest of birds found on the coast, or anywhere else.

Casey Hase, a wildlife technician with the Siuslaw National Forest, speaks on “Corvids of the Coast.”  Her talk takes place 11 a.m.-noon...

Feb
29

Leap Year Hike

February 29, 2020, Florence

Siltcoos Lake, from the trail.\Photo courtesy of South Coast Striders.

The South Coast Striders hiking group invites the public to join them on a hike on the Siltcoos Lake Trail, making a four-mile loop through a coastal forest of Sitka Spruce, Western Red Cedar and Douglas Fir to the shores...

Feb
29

History Talk on Big Creek

February 29, 2020, Yachats

Mouth of Big Creek.\Photo by Bob Bailey.

Andrea Scharf, author of “Saving Big Creek,” will discuss the campaign to preserve this area in a talk at the Cape Perpetua Visitor Center on Saturday, Feb. 29, 11 a.m.  The visitor center (2400 Hwy. 101) is located about three miles south of...

Feb
29

Talk on Forest Toxicology

February 29, 2020, Rockaway Beach

Helicopter spraying chemicals on the forest.\Photo courtesy of OFRI.

The North Coast Communities for Watershed Protection group sponsors a “Speaking Truth to Power” speaker series.  The presenter for the first of these events in 2020 will be Deke Gunderson, a professor of environmental...

Mar
5

Tidal Forest Carbon Storage Lecture

March 5, 2020, Newport

Sitka Spruce-dominated tidal wetland.|Photo courtesy of USFWS.

On Thursday, March 5, 6:30 p.m., the MidCoast Watersheds Council continues its “From Ridgetop to Reef” speaker series with a lecture by Dr. J. Boone Kaufman on “Why conservation and restoration of Pacific Northwest tidal wetlands...

Mar
7

Coastal Photography Talk

March 7, 2020, Yachats

The Cape Perpetua Winter Speaker Series is sponsoring a talk on coastal photography by Jamie Kish, proprietor of Girl in Water Photography.  Her talk takes place 11 a.m.-noon on Saturday, March 7, at the Cape Perpetua Visitor Center (2400 U.S. Hwy...

Mar
14

Landscape Restoration Talk

March 14, 2020, Yachats

A scene from the Fivemile-Bell restoration project area.\Photo courtesy of Siuslaw Watershed Council.

A major forest habitat restoration project will be the subject of the next talk in the Cape Perpetua Winter Speaker Series. The presentation on the Fivemile-Bell Landscape Restoration...

Mar
18

Lecture on North Coast Ecology

March 18, 2020, Seaside

Nehalem Bay on the north coast.\Photo by Dennis White.

Katie Voelke, a biologist and the executive director of the North Coast Land Conservancy, will speak on “North Coast Ecology:  A Picture of Diversity” on Wednesday, March 18, 6 p.m. at the Seaside Public Library (1131 Broadway).  Her...

Mar
21

Rogue Owling Walk

March 21, 2020, Gold Beach

Barred Owl.\Photo by Molly Sultany.

Gary Maschmeyer, the Kalmiopsis Audubon Society’s veteran birding trip leader, will conduct an expedition in search of owls along the Rogue River Walk.  Meet at 6:30 p.m. at the Gold Beach Visitor Center (94080 Shirley Ln.).

The walk through the forest at...

May
13

Presentation on Land Management

May 13, 2020, Cannon Beach

Cape Falcon, where the rainforest meets the sea. (No photo credit.)

The Friends of Haystack Rock Lecture Series will feature a presentation on conservation land management on Wednesday, May 13, 7 p.m. in the Cannon Beach Library (131 N. Hemlock St.). The event is free and open to all.

The...

Past Events

Sep
7

Arizona Beach Birding Trip

September 7, 2019, Port Orford

The beach at Arizona Beach State Recreation Site.\Photo by Lauren Kay.

A birding expedition to the beautiful, remote Arizona Beach area is on offer from the Kalmiopsis Audubon Society.  The “Let’s Go Birding” field trip, free and open to all, begins at 8:15 a.m. on Saturday, Sept. 7, at the...

Sep
1

Cape Arago Trails Hike

September 1, 2019, Charleston

Cape Arago Point (far right).\Photo by Alex Derr.

The South Coast Striders hiking group invites the public to join them on a hike at Cape Arago, south of Charleston in Coos County.  Meet at 9 a.m. on Sunday, Sept. 1, at the covered pavilion at Cape Arago Point.  The event is free and open to...

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...

Aug
27

Coos Bay Navigability Hearing.

August 27, 2019, Coos Bay

LNG protesters in Coos County.\Photo by Jody McCaffree.

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

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
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
23

Lamprey Lecture

August 23, 2019, Gold Beach

Lamprey in its habitat.\Photo courtesy of U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.

Biologist Stewart Reid will give a talk on the lamprey, an ancient creature, neither fish nor eel, that inhabits coastal watersheds and holds great cultural significance for Native Americans.  His talk, discussing...

Aug
21

Coastal Economic Summit

August 21, 2019, Florence

Florence, seen from the sea.|Photo by Alex Derr.

In what has become an annual tradition, the Oregon Legislative Coastal Caucus, made of the state legislators from the coast, is sponsoring a coastal Economic Summit, a two-day event designed to discuss the region’s economy and communities. ...

Aug
18

Dual South Coast Hikes

August 18, 2019, Langlois

The New River, seen from the air.\Photo by Alex Derr.

The Southcoast Striders are offering a “Summer Sampler” of two hikes to striking south coast sites on Sunday, Aug. 18.  The first takes place at the New River Area of Critical Environmental Concern (ACEC).  Meet at 10 a.m. at the ACEC...