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

Feb
21

Hearing on North Fork Smith River

February 21, 2017, Portland

North Fork Smith River. Photo by J.R. Weir.
North Fork Smith River. Photo by J.R. Weir.

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 regulations...

Feb
15

Seaside Talk on Salmon Survival

February 15, 2017, Seaside

Derek Wiley with research subject.
Derek Wiley with research subject.

Research biologist Derek Wiley of the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife will discuss the latest findings on fish behavior and survival in a talk at the Seaside Public Library (1131 Broadway St.) from 6-8 p.m. on Wednesday, February 15. His “Life in the...

Feb
14

Elliott State Forest Hearing

February 14, 2017, Salem

 Elliott State Forest. Photo courtesy of Coast Range Forest Watch.
Scene from the Elliott State Forest. Photo courtesy of Coast Range Forest Watch.

The State Land Board will hold another hearing on the fate of the Elliott State Forest on Tuesday, February 14, beginning at 10 a.m. at Department of State Lands headquarters (775 Summer St. N.E. in Salem). The...

Feb
9

Talk on Wetlands Restoration

February 9, 2017, Manzanita

Dan Bottom
Dan Bottom

Talk on Wetlands Restoration

Dan Bottom, author and scientist, will give a presentation examining the science behind estuary wetlands restoration and the recovery of salmon populations.  His talk, sponsored by the Lower Nehalem Watershed Council, takes place Thursday, February 9,...

Feb
9

Comment on Yaquina Head Plan

February 9, 2017

Yaquina Head from the ocean side. Photo by Alex Derr.
Yaquina Head from the ocean side. Photo by Alex Derr.

The Bureau of Land Management is preparing a Recreation Area Management Plan (RAMP) for the Yaquina Head Outstanding Natural Area in Newport.  The deadline for public comments is close of business on February 9.

At this stage of the...

Feb
2

Lecture on Floods and Endangered Species

February 2, 2017, Newport

Salmon River marshes in flood at King Tide. Photo by Corrina Chase.
Salmon River marshes in flood at King Tide. Photo by Corrina Chase.

The public is invited to a presentation by Matt Spangler at the MidCoast Watersheds Council meeting on Thursday, February 2, at 6:30 pm in Newport, to learn about the National Flood Insurance program and the Endangered...

Jan
25

Mid-Coast Water Planning Partnership Meeting

January 25, 2017, Newport

Yaquina River at Toledo. Photo by John Bauer.
Yaquina River at Toledo. Photo by John Bauer.

The Mid-Coast Water Planning Partnership, engaging cities, water districts, state agencies, tribes, and other entities, has been convened to study the area’s water needs.  The group’s meetings are public, and individuals (or new partner...

Jan
23

Meeting on State Scenic Waterways

January 23, 2017, Salem

Illinois River. Photo by Tim Palmer.
Illinois River. Photo by Tim Palmer.

The Oregon Parks and Recreation Department invites the public to a meeting during which rivers will be considered for inclusion in the state’s Scenic Waterways program.  The event takes place on Monday, January 23, 2017, from 9 a.m. to noon in the North...

Jan
9

Hearing on Columbia River Dams

January 9, 2017, Astoria

Woody Island in the Columbia River estuary.
Woody Island in the Columbia River estuary, near the beginning of the salmons' homeward journey. Photo by John Bauer.

On Monday, January 9, federal agencies will hold a meeting in Astoria to take feedback on their process for addressing salmon survival despite the impact of dams on the...