Land Use Events

Jun
28

Offshore Wind Comment Deadline

June 28, 2022

 

Close-up of offshore wind turbine.
Close-up of offshore wind turbine.\Photo courtesy of BOEM.

The federal Bureau of Ocean Energy Management has designated two “call areas” for siting offshore wind energy turbines off Oregon’s coast (west of Coos Bay and Brookings).  Once these areas have been confirmed after a comment...

Jun
30

Shoreline Access Survey

June 30, 2022

 

Muriel Ponsler Wayside.
Muriel Ponsler Wayside.\Photo courtesy of 100 Steps.

The Oregon Coastal Management Program has begun a study of public access to Oregon’s public shore.  With more and more people visiting the coast, and many private owners seeking ways to exclude the public, this is an increasingly...

Jul
1

Guided Netarts Spit Walk--Now Full

July 1, 2022, Netarts


Netarts Spit.
Netarts Spit from Anderson's viewpoint.\Photo by Kirt Edblom.

An opportunity to explore the Netarts Spit and learn about its natural history is offered by the Friends of Netarts Spit WEBS and Portland Audubon, along with Oregon State Parks.  The beachwalk begins at 8 a.m. on Friday, July 1,...

Past Events

May
14

Lecture on Conservation Photography

May 14, 2017, Netarts

Photographers William Finley and Herman Bohlman on the Oregon coast. Photo courtesy of Oregon Historical Society.
Photographers William Finley and Herman Bohlman on the Oregon coast. Photo courtesy of Oregon Historical Society.

The Oregon Historical Society is presenting a series of lectures called “Hunting Birds with a Camera:  How William Finley and Herman Bohlman Used Photography to Save Oregon’s...

May
12

Forest Book Launch

May 12, 2017, Manzanita

Poster for May The Forest Be With You event in Manzanita, Oregon.

Save the date of Friday, May 12 for the book release celebration of May the Forest Be With You, a project of Rockaway Beach Citizens for Watershed Protection.  The Hoffman Center for the Arts will be the setting as the creation of 24 different local artists, writers, scientists and musicians...

May
9

Hearing on Elliott State Forest

May 9, 2017, Salem

 Inside the Elliott State Forest. Photo by Greg Vaughn.
Inside the Elliott State Forest. Photo by Greg Vaughn.

The State Land Board, consisting of the Governor, Secretary of State, and Treasurer, meets on May 9, 10 a.m. until noon, to consider once again the fate of the Elliott State Forest.  The earlier decision was to sell off the forest to...

May
4

Talk on Lamprey Conservation

May 4, 2017, Newport

 Pacific lamprey. Photo courtesy of USFWS.
Pacific lamprey. Photo courtesy of USFWS.

The future of ancient creatures will be under consideration when the MidCoast Watersheds Council Conservation offers a presentation on “Conservation planning for three lampreys of coastal Oregon:  Western Brook Lamprey, Western River Lamprey, and...

Apr
22

Guided Nature Walk

April 22, 2017, Yachats

View from Cape Perpetua, with Visitor Center in the middle distance. Photo by Gregory Henton.
View from Cape Perpetua, with Visitor Center in the middle distance. Photo by Gregory Henton.

CoastWatchers Betty Bahn and Sally Lockyear will lead a botanical walk along the Giant Spruce Trail at Cape Perpetua on Saturday, April 22, 9-11 a.m.  The event is sponsored by the Yaquina Birders &...

Apr
22

Science on Tap

April 22, 2017, Newport (South Beach)

Wayne Hoffman.
Wayne Hoffman.

The Hatfield Marine Science Center and the Oregon Audubon Council present a “Science on Tap” lecture, “The Ecology of Seabirds & Forage Fish in Oregon's Estuaries and Nearshore Waters,” by Wayne Hoffman, policy Director of the MidCoast Watersheds Council, on Saturday, April...

Apr
19

Lecture on Beavers

April 19, 2017, Seaside

 Kate Holleran.
Kate Holleran.

As humans have come to understand and value the critical role of wetlands in healthy ecosystems, beavers—the world’s greatest wetland engineers—are finally getting the respect they deserve. Scientist Kate Holleran will discuss returning beavers to our landscapes and living...

Apr
19

Rally for Water and Wildlife

April 19, 2017, Salem

Oregon State Capitol. Photo courtesy of Wikipedia Commons.
Oregon State Capitol. Photo courtesy of Wikipedia Commons.

A consortium of conservation groups is organizing a Rally for Water & Wildlife at Oregon’s State Capitol at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, April 19.

Groups including Oregon Wild, Cascadia Wildlands, the Sierra Club, Rogue Riverkeeper, and...

Apr
12

Geology Talk on Haystack Rock

April 12, 2017, Cannon Beach

 Haystack Rock, subject of Tom Horning's talk. Photo by Tiffany Boothe.
Haystack Rock, subject of Tom Horning's talk. Photo by Tiffany Boothe.

Geologist Tom Horning will discuss the geological origins of Cannon Beach’s iconic Haystack Rock in a talk sponsored by Friends of Haystack Rock (which supports the Haystack Rock Awareness Program of the city of Cannon...