Land Use Events

Nov
14

Talk on North Coast Ecology

November 14, 2019, Manzanita

Cape Falcon and the forests behind the cliffs.\Photo courtesy of ODFW.

The Lower Nehalem Watershed Council hosts a talk by Katie Voelke, executive director of the North Coast Land Conservancy, at its meeting on Thursday, Nov. 14, 7 p.m., at the Pine Grove Community House (225 Laneda Ave.) in...

Nov
15

County Hearing on Jordan Cove

November 15, 2019, Coquille

Aerial view of Jordan Cove (left of photo).\Photo by Rena Olson.

Oregon Shores has been engaged in a wide range of local land use issues relating to the proposed Jordan Cove LNG export terminal, which Canadian multinational corporation Pembina seeks to build on Coos Bay’s North Spit.  These...

Nov
16

Talk on Land-Sea Connection

November 16, 2019, Yachats

Paul Engelmeyer.

Learn about Oregon’s complex marine food web when Paul Engelmeyer, a long-time coastal conservation advocate, speaks about conservation issues and strategies and the Land-Sea Connection. Engelmeyer will give his “Grab the Bull (Kelp) by the Horns” presentation at the Cape...

Nov
17

Humbug Hike

November 17, 2019, Port Orford

View of Humbug Mountain from the north.\Photo by Laurel Hillmann.

The South Coast Striders hiking group is offering its first-ever group trek to the top of Humbug Mt. in Curry County, south of Port Orford, on Sunday, Nov. 17, beginning at 10 a.m.  Meet at the Humbug Mt. trailhead.

The group...

Nov
18

Talk on Wild Fish Survival

November 18, 2019, Rockaway Beach

Salmon spawning.\Photo by Cathy Tronquet.

As part of its “Speaking Truth to Power” lecture series, the North Coast Communities for Watershed Protection will host an educational talk by Conrad Gowell, the Native Fish Society’s Fellowship Program Director, on Monday, Nov. 18, 5:30 p.m. (doors...

Nov
20

Hearing on Proposed Mine

November 20, 2019, Gold Beach

The Pistol River near its mouth.\Photo by Bruce Swenson.

The would-be developer of an aggregate mining operation on the banks of the Pistol River is appealing the county planning commission’s denial of his proposal.  Oregon Shores along with many local citizens vigorously opposed the plan,...

Nov
21

Talk on Climate and Coastal Ecosystems

November 21, 2019, Newport

Coastal forest habitat.\Photo by Alexis Garrett.

Note:  The following event conflicts with another scheduled for the same place on the same date.  We aren't yet sure whether the date or the venue will be changed.  Don't count on this information until we can update this listing.

Lincoln...

Nov
21

Talk on Estuary Restoration

November 21, 2019, Newport

Salmon River marshes (during a king tide).\Photo by Kami Ellingson.

The decades-long effort to restore the Salmon River estuary will be the topic at the next meeting of Yaquina Birders & Naturalists, taking place on Thursday, Nov. 21, 7 p.m., in the meeting rooms of OSU Extension’s Lincoln...

Nov
23

Guided Naturalist Walk

November 23, 2019, Seal Rock

Beaver Creek.\Photo by Cathy Tronquet.

Explore Beaver Creek Marsh and Ona Beach with the Yaquina Birders & Naturalists on Saturday, Nov. 23, beginning at 9 a.m. (for about two hours).  The Beaver Creek State Natural Area, part of Brian Booth State Park, is found about a mile east on N....

Past Events

May
24

Hearing on Rocky Shores

May 24, 2019, Salem

Thunder Rock, in Curry County.\Photo by Rena Olson.
Thunder Rock, in Curry County.\Photo by Rena Olson.

At its upcoming meeting Oregon’s Land Conservation and Development Commission (LCDC) will hold a hearing on the draft Rocky Habitat Management Strategy that the Ocean Policy Advisory Council has been developing over the past couple of...

May
22

Hearing on Territorial Sea Plan

May 22, 2019, Newport

Black Turban Snail, a rocky habitat denizen.\Photo by Steve Morey.
Black Turban Snail, a rocky habitat denizen.\Photo by Steve Morey.

Oregon’s Land Conservation and Development Commission (LCDC) will consider the newly emerging Rocky Habitat Management Strategy at its next meeting, March 23-24 in Salem.

A public hearing to give people on the coast a chance...

May
19

Rocky Peak Hike

May 19, 2019, Port Orford

Rocky Peak. | Courtesy of Southcoast Striders

The Southcaost Striders are offering a hike to Rocky Peak on Sunday May 19. They will be meeting and caravanning from Battle Rock Park lot at 9:30 a.m. sharp. They are offering two hikes, one hard and one less difficult.

The harder hike: Reg...

May
18

Mayfly Festival

May 18, 2019, Coos Bay

 Last year's Mayfly Festival in progress.\Photo courtesy of Coos Watershed Assn.
Last year's Mayfly Festival in progress.\Photo courtesy of Coos Watershed Assn.

The Coos Watershed Association is celebrating its 25th year of caring for the Coos Bay watershed with its 3rd annual Coos Watershed Mayfly Festival.  The event takes place on Saturday, May 18, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m....

May
14

Talk on Forest Streams

May 14, 2019, Nehalem

Sweet Creek Falls.\Photo by Dennis White.
Sweet Creek Falls.\Photo by Dennis White.

Mary Scurlock of the Oregon Stream Protection Coalition, a long-time advocate for Oregon’s waterways, will speak on “Private Forests, Public Waters:  How and Why Oregon is Failing its Forest Streams” on Tuesday, May 14, 6 p.m. (doors open at 5:30) at...

May
13

Forestry Practices Workshop

May 13, 2019, Depoe Bay

Forest herbicide spraying by helicopter.\Photo courtesy of Washington DNR.
Forest herbicide spraying by helicopter.\Photo courtesy of Washington DNR.

Those concerned about how forestry practices affect people and nature are invited to a Clearcutting & Aerial Spray Monitoring Workshop on Monday, May 13, 5:30-7:30 p.m. at the Depoe Bay Community Hall (220 S.E. Bay...

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...

May
2

Stormwater Management Discussion

May 2, 2019, Newport

Rain gardens are one of the tools for managing urban run-off.
Rain gardens are one of the tools for managing urban run-off.

While concern about fish and wildlife habitat most often focuses on upriver and rural areas, and on conditions in the ocean, cities and towns play an important role in the health of aquatic systems as well.  “Integrated...

Apr
20

Cape Arago Hike

April 20, 2019, Charleston

Cape Arago Point.\Photo by Rena Olson.
Cape Arago Point.\Photo by Rena Olson.

The South Coast Striders invite the public to join them on a hike along the Arago Pack Trail between Cape Arago Point and Shore Acres, south of Charleston.

Take a 2.5 mile, one-way trip from Cape Arago Point on the Arago Pack Trail toward Simpson Reef...