Land Use Events

Aug
23

Hearing on Tillamook Riprap Case

August 23, 2022

 

Shoreline armoring at Pine Beach in process.
Shoreline armoring at Pine Beach in process.\Photo by Randy Stevenson.

At long last, the Land Use Board of Appeals (LUBA) will hold oral arguments on our appeal of Tillamook County’s decision to approve a massive riprap revetment at Pine Beach.  The hearing takes place on Tuesday, Aug. 23,...

Aug
23

Ocean-Facing Roads Comment Opportunity

August 23, 2022, Newport

 

Erosion threatens Ocean Road in Yachats.
Erosion threatens Ocean Road in Yachats.\Photo by Susan Mackinnon.

Oregon’s Land Conservation and Development Commission (LCDC) is considering a change to the state’s land use rules to allow shoreline armoring to protect roads adjacent to the ocean shore, including Highway 101.  The hearing...

Aug
28

Lola Lake and Beach Hike

August 28, 2022, Pistol River

 

Beach north of Crook Point.
Beach north of Crook Poin.\Photo by Paul Sherman.
Join the Kalmiopsis Audubon Society for a south coast hike to explore dune ecology and succession, search for rare plants, and do some birdwatching.  The hike, on the Lola Lake Loop and Beach Trail, just south of Pistol River in Curry...
Sep
21

Hearing on Tribal Water Management

September 21, 2022


Siuslaw River wetlands.
Siuslaw River wetlands.\Photo by Rena Olson.

The Confederated Tribes of Coos, Lower Umpqua and Siuslaw Indians (CTCLUSI) invites the public to review and comment on the Tribe’s draft Water Quality Standards (WQS). The online hearing takes place on Wednesday, Sept. 21, at 6 p.m.

WQS are...

Sep
22

Ocean-Facing Roads Rulemaking Session

September 22, 2022, John Day

 

Erosion along highway at Beverly Beach.
Erosion along highway at Beverly Beach.\Photo by Dennis White.

Oregon’s Land Conservation and Development Commission (LCDC) is considering a change to the state’s land use rules to allow shoreline armoring to protect roads adjacent to the ocean shore, including Highway 101.  The hearing on...

Past Events

Oct
11

Rally for Public Ownership of the Elliott State Forest

October 11, 2016, Salem

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

Citizens concerned about preserving the Elliott State Forest near Coos Bay for the public will rally in Salem on Tuesday, Oct. 11, beginning at 9:30 a.m.  The occasion is a meeting of the State Land Board, which...

Oct
6

Forested Wetland Restoration Talk

October 6, 2016, Newport

Photo of Neacoxie Creek forested wetland area by Bob Goldberg.
Neacoxie Creek forested wetland area. Photo by Bob Goldberg.

The public is invited to a Newport talk by Jake Robinson of Yankee Creek Forestry to learn about forested wetland and spruce swamp restoration. 

Estuaries and wetlands along the Oregon coast have been altered during the past 150...

Sep
16

Pesticide Discussion

September 16, 2016, Wheeler

Photo of Lisa Arkin of Beyond Toxics.
Lisa Arkin of Beyond Toxics.

The Rockaway Beach Citizens for Watershed Protection (RBCWP) will host Lisa Arkin, executive director of Beyond Toxics, for a talk on how communities are addressing pesticide issues, at the group’s next meeting, Friday, Sept. 16.

The event, free and open to all,...

May
10

Sitka Sedge State Park Public Hearing, Wilsonville

May 10, 2016, Wilsonville

Sand Lake shoreline in new Sitka Sedge State Park. Photo by Jim Hauge.
Sand Lake shoreline in new Sitka Sedge State Park. Photo by Jim Hauge.

This is one of two final public hearings at which the advisory committee for Sitka Sedge State Park will gather input to help plan the new state park, which is being built just south of Sand Lake, north of Pacific City....

May
5

Sitka Sedge State Park Public Hearing, Pacific City

May 5, 2016, Pacific City

Sand Lake shoreline in new Sitka Sedge State Park. Photo by Jim Hauge.
Sand Lake shoreline in new Sitka Sedge State Park. Photo by Jim Hauge.

This is one of two final public hearings at which the advisory committee for Sitka Sedge State Park will gather input to help plan the new state park, which is being built just south of Sand Lake, north of Pacific City....

Mar
24

Coos Bay Waterfront Group Shows Film on Hope for Harbors

March 24, 2016, Coos Bay

Photo of Baltimore's Inner Harbor.
Baltimore's Inner Harbor.

CONNECT! The Boardwalks is a community organization in Coos County that seeks to bring new life to Coos Bay’s waterfront through the improvement of the Coos Waterfront Walkway.  Their goal is to connect three separate boardwalks—the Coos Bay, Mill Casino and North...

Jan
7

Rally and Public Hearing on LNG Pipeline

January 7, 2016, North Bend

Photo of \"No Pipeline\" banner in front of coastal forest.
One potential Achilles’ heel for the LNG (liquefied natural gas) export terminal proposed for Coos Bay’s North Spit is the need for dredge-and-fill permits from the state.  The project, including its associated pipeline, will have a massive impact on the Coos Bay estuary, due to dredging for...