Land Use Events

Dec
12

Jump Off Joe Comment Deadline

December 12, 2018, Newport

 Bench on Spring Street near the proposed development site.\Photo by Cindy Cutler.
Bench on Spring Street near the proposed development site.\Photo by Cindy Cutler.

The opportunity for the public to comment on the proposed vacation of the Jump-Off Joe Road right-of-way has been extended for a week from the public hearing.  The new deadline for public testimony is...

Dec
12

Panel on Forests and Climate Change

December 12, 2018, Newport

Elliott State Forest, a store of carbon in its intact state.\Photo courtesy of OLCV.
Elliott State Forest, a store of carbon in its intact state. | Photo courtesy of OLCV.

A panel discussion on how Oregon can confront climate changge by modernizing our forest management laws to better protect public lands and store more carbon in our forests will take place at the Newport...

Dec
13

Western Monarch Update

December 13, 2018, Gold Beach

Monarch butterfly.
Monarch butterfly. | Photo by Tracy Robillard.

Come learn what's happening with monarchs at this "Pollinator Tea Talk” by Tom Landis and Robert Coffan from Southern Oregon Monarch Advocates. This talk is on Tuesday, Dec. 13, from 5:30 p.m.-8 p.m. at the Curry Public Library (94341 3rd St,...

Dec
15

Tahkenitch Dunes Hike

December 15, 2018, Roseburg

Tahkenitch dunes.
Tahkenitch dunes. | Photo by Richard Hikes

Join the Friends of the Umpqua, a Roseburg Oregon Hiking Group, on a hike to the Tahkenitch Dunes on Saturday Dec. 15 meeting in the the Douglas County Courthouse (1036 SE Douglas Ave # 201, Roseburg) parking lot behind the old Douglas County...

Dec
18

Slietz Watershed Council Meeting

December 18, 2018, Siletz

Siletz watershed. | Photo courtesy of Oregon Coast Daily News

The Siletz Watershed Council will be holding their quarterly community meeting on Tuesday, December 18th at 6:30 p.m. at the Siletz Public Library (255 S Gaither St, Siletz).

At the meeting, two employees of the Lincoln Soil and...

Dec
22

Hall Lake & Winter Yardangs Hike

December 22, 2018, 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 Dec. 22 meeting at 9 a.m. at the Hall & Schuttpelz Lakes Day Use Area (Wildwood Dr, Reedsport). The Striders are...

Dec
23

Alsea Tribal Life Lecture

December 23, 2018, Yachats

 View from Cape Perpetua, with visitor center in middle ground.\Photo by Gregory Henton.
View from Cape Perpetua, with visitor center in middle ground. | Photo by Gregory Henton.

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 Nov. 3 to Dec. 29...

Dec
29

Archaeology Talk

December 29, 2018, Yachats

Cape Perpetua, Siuslaw National Forest. | Photo by Tim Giraudier.
Cape Perpetua, Siuslaw National Forest. | Photo by Tim Giraudier.

Archaeologists Kevin Bruce and Molly Kirkpatrick, who work for the Siuslaw National Forest, will speak on the forest's archaeological resources on Dec. 29 at 1 p.m. at the Cape Perpetua Visitor Center (2400 Hwy 101, Yachats)....

Jan
16

Conservancy Management Discussion

January 16, 2019, Seaside

Cape Falcon.\Photo by Ben Nieves.
Cape Falcon.\Photo by Ben Nieves.

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 private land...

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...

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

Sep
11

Letter Writing Workshop

September 11, 2018, Nehalem

Nehalem Bay.\Photo by Dennis White.
Nehalem Bay.\Photo by Dennis White.

Jason Gonzales, an organizer on forest issues for Oregon Wild, will be the guest at the next meeting of the Rockaway Beach Citizens for Watershed Protection on Tuesday, Sept. 11, 6-8 p.m. at the North Coast Recreation District headquarters (36155 9th St.)...

Sep
8

Arizona Beach Birding

September 8, 2018, Gold Beach

Arizona Beach State Recreation Site. | Photo by Lauren Kay

The Kalmiopsis Audubon chapter is offering a Let's Go Birding excursion. Join trip leader Gary Maschmeyer for this outing to Arizona Beach State Park (between Port Orford and Ophir). The group will look for songbirds in surrounding...

Sep
6

Invasive Plants Presentation

September 6, 2018, Newport

 Invasive species expert Jim Nechols on the Hobbit Trail.
Invasive species expert Jim Nechols on the Hobbit Trail.

on-native or invasive species are widespread throughout the landscape; some have detrimental effects to diverse habitats. The MidCoast Watersheds Council invites the public to a presentation that considers this problem, when invasive...

Sep
6

Nehalem River Public Meeting

September 6, 2018, Astoria

Marsh at the Nehalem River south jetty. | Photo by Allison Asbjornsen.
Marsh at the Nehalem River south jetty. | Photo by Allison Asbjornsen.

The future of the Nehalem River will be considered at a public meeting on Thursday, Sept. 6, from 5:30 to 7 p.m. at the Astoria City Hall (1095 Duane St, Astoria).

A 17.5 mile segment of the Nehalem River is being...

Sep
5

Rockaway Riprap Issue Redux

September 5, 2018, Rockaway Beach

 The Tai Dang house.\Photo by Scott Gilbert.
The Tai Dang house.\Photo by Scott Gilbert.

A hearing will be held in Rockaway on Wednesday, Sept. 5, on property owner Tai Dang’s effort to riprap his threatened house.  This is actually an appeal of the city’s earlier finding that the house does not qualify for shoreline armoring because...

Aug
29

Coastal Edge Hike

August 29, 2018, Arch Cape

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) and the Friends of Cape Falcon Marine Reserve are teaming up to sponsor a hike at Cape Falcon, in Oswald West State Park (Arch Cape being the nearest town to the north). Chrissy Smith, outreach...

Aug
26

Elk in the Dunes Talk

August 26, 2018, Crescent City

Roosevelt elk in Oregon. | Photo courtesy of Bureau of Land Management

Absent for more than 100 years, Roosevelt Elk have returned to the Tolowa Dunes environment. Humboldt State University Professor Michaela Gunter and her grad students have been studying elk activity and will give a...

Aug
25

Cape Mountain Trails Hike

August 25, 2018, Florence

Cape Mountain Trails.

Join the Southcoast Striders for beautiful wooded trails and high meadows with views that go on for miles. They have put together a sampler of a wonderful 17 mile trail system that offers lots of options for hikers, mountain bikers and equestrians. Meet at 9:00am at N....

Aug
24

Wild & Scenic Rivers Celebration

August 24, 2018, Gold Beach

Kayakers On Coquille River. | Photo from Coquille River Water Trail
Kayakers On Coquille River. | Photo from Coquille River Water Trail

Mark your calendars to celebrate the 50th anniversary of America's Wild and Scenic Rivers program! Co-sponsored by Kalmiopsis Audubon, Wild Rivers Land Trust, Curry Watersheds Partnership, and Rogue River-Siskiyou National...

Aug
22

Hike Netarts - Cape Meares

August 22, 2018, Tillamook

Cape Meares scenic view. | Photo by Kirk Edblom

Lush, old-growth forest, giant octopus trees, historic lighthouses and outstanding vistas are all part of this HIKE NETARTS-Cape Meares adventure. Meeting on Wednesday August 22nd from 9am-12pm at the Cape Meares Scenic Viewpoint (3500 Cape...