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

Mar
24

OWEB Listening Session

March 24, 2017, Newport,

Looking east up the Salmon River's watershed. Photo by Dennis White.
Looking east up the Salmon River's watershed. Photo by Dennis White.

The Oregon Watershed Enhancement Board (OWEB) is kicking of a year-long strategic planning process with a series of “listening sessions” around the state.  These give citizens concerned about watershed management, watershed...

Mar
21

Jordan Cove Open House

March 21, 2017, North Bend,

No LNG youth group ready for another round with Jordan Cove.
No LNG youth group ready for another round with Jordan Cove.

The Jordan Cove Energy Project, having been denied a permit to build an LNG export facility on the North Spit of Coos Bay, has launched its bid for a permit all over again, hoping for a different result from the Trump...

Mar
20

Virtual OWEB Listening Session

March 20, 2017

Rogue River. Photo by Dennis White.
Rogue River. Photo by Dennis White.

The Oregon Watershed Enhancement Board (OWEB) is kicking of a year-long strategic planning process with a series of “listening sessions” around the state.  These give citizens concerned about watershed management, watershed councils and the restoration...

Mar
16

Photographic Tour of Wildlife Refuges

March 16, 2017, Newport

Kelp beds at Crook Point. Photo by Roy Lowe.
Kelp beds at Crook Point, part of the National Wildlife Refuge system. Photo by Roy Lowe.

With public lands under attack at both the federal and state level, a reminder of the value and beauty of those lands is timely.  The Yaquina Birders & Naturalists will host “A Photographic Journey into...

Mar
2

Talk on Mud Shrimp Survival

March 2, 2017, Newport

 Blue mud shrimp. Photo by Teegan Bennington.
Blue mud shrimp. Photo by Teegan Bennington.

The public is invited to a presentation by John Chapman at the MidCoast Watersheds Council meeting on Thursday March 2nd, at 6:30 pm in Newport, to learn about threats to native mud shrimp, the original ecosystem engineers of Oregon estuaries....

Feb
28

Comment Deadline for North Fork Smith

February 28, 2017, Brookings

Baldface Creek, North Fork Smith tributary. Photo by Jon Parmentier.
Baldface Creek, a tributary of the North Fork Smith. Photo by Jon Parmentier.

Oregon’s Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) is considering the designation of the North Fork Smith River, along with its tributaries and wetlands, as “Outstanding Resource Waters” of the state under Oregon’s...

Feb
23

Elliott Forest Lobby Day

February 23, 2017, Salem

 Elliott State Forest.
Elliott State Forest.

A wide range of groups concerned about preserving public lands are collaborating to sponsor an Elliott State Forest Lobby Day in Salem on Thursday, February 23.  The event will run from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.  The exact location where activists will gather for background...

Feb
22

Brookings Hearing on North Fork Smith

February 22, 2017, Brookings

North Fork Smith River. Photo courtesy of Kalmiopsis Rivers.
North Fork Smith River. Photo courtesy of Kalmiopsis Rivers.

Oregon’s Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) is considering the designation of the North Fork Smith River, along with its tributaries and wetlands, as “Outstanding Resource Waters” of the state under Oregon’s anti-degradation...