Land Use Events

Feb
23

Guided Bird Walk

February 23, 2019, Waldport

Join the Yaqiuna Birders and Naturalists for a guided bird walk on Saturday, Feb. 23, from 9 a.m. - 12 p.m. Meet in the parking lot of the Alsea Bay Bridge Interpretive Center (N.W. Maple St.)  in Waldport. This event is free and open to the public.

Roy Lowe, retired head of the...

Feb
23

Siltcoos Lake Hike

February 23, 2019, Westlake

Siltcoos Lake.
Siltcoos Lake. | Photo courtesy of South Coast Striders

The public is invited to join the South Coast Striders for a hike along Siltcoos Lake Trail. Meet at 10 a.m. at the Siltcoos Lake Trail parking lot on Saturday, Feb. 23. Travel on Highway 101 to trailhead parking on the east side of the...

Feb
27

Forestry Practices Monitoring Workshop

February 27, 2019, Gold Beach

Herbicide spraying by helicopter.\Photo courtesy of Oregon Wild.
Herbicide spraying by helicopter. | Photo courtesy of Oregon Wild.

Speakers from Coast Range Forest Watch provide a presentation and discussion of aerial herbicides and their effects on landowners, neighbors, and surrounding communities. This workshop takes place on Wednesday, Feb. 27, 6-8...

Mar
2

Coastal Watershed Protection Talk

March 2, 2019, Netarts

A scene from the Clatsop State Forest.
A scene from the Clatsop State Forest.

Chuck Willer, executive director of the Coast Range Association, will give a presentation addressing “Options for Coastal Watershed Protection” on Saturday, March 2, 1 p.m. at the Netarts Fire Station Hall (1235 Fifth St. Loop, W.) in Netarts. ...

Mar
3

Lecture on Alsea Tribal Life

March 3, 2019, Yachats

Learn about the pre-European inhabitants of the Cape Perpetua area from one of Cape Perpetua’s exceptional volunteers, Dick Mason. He will also take you on a quick and entertaining tour of world history that occurred while the Alsea were enjoying...

Mar
9

Nehalem Estuary Cleanup

March 9, 2019

Nehalem Estuary Cleanup Flyer

The 2019 Nehalem Estuary Cleanup will be taking place on Saturday, March 9. Spend a day making a lasting difference in the beautiful Nehalem Bay Estuary and community. Click here to get the latest details about this event. 

This event is open to all ages and co-hosted by the Lower Nehalem...

Mar
9

Lecture on Corvids and People

March 9, 2019, Yachats

Corvids are known as the bird brains of the avian world. If you've spent any time watching ravens, crows, and jays you know that's true and you probably have a story to tell. Besides being smart, these birds are among the most viewable of wildlife....

Mar
14

Conservancy Management Discussion

March 14, 2019, Manzanita

The coastal edge at Cape Falcon.\Photo courtesy of ODFW.
The coastal edge at Cape Falcon.\Photo courtesy of ODFW.

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...

Mar
16

Lecture on Tahkenitch Landing Site

March 16, 2019, Yachats

The Siuslaw National Forest is home to one of the oldest archaeological sites along the Central Oregon Coast. Tahkenitch Landing, seven miles north of Reedsport, provides intriguing insights into how humans responded to a changing environment between 8,000 and 3,000 years before present...

Apr
4

Science Talk '19

April 4, 2019 - April 5, 2019, Portland

Have you ever struggled to explain why your science matters to a non-scientist? Have you ever been frustrated at the way science is covered in the media and used in policy? Have you wondered just what they’re teaching about science these days? Then this particular annual conference is right...

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...

Past Events

Oct
7

Tahkenitch Dunes Hikes

October 7, 2018, Gardiner

Tahkenitch Dunes Trail. | Photo courtesy of South Coast Striders

Join the Southcoast Striders for a hike through the dunes with two options, a long hike or a short hike, on Oct. 7.  Meet at 9 a.m. at the Tahkenitch Dunes Trailhead Day Use Parking Lot (Milepost marker 204 off of Highway 101,...

Oct
6

Oswald West Action Day

October 6, 2018, Arch Cape

Join the Portland Chapter of the Surfrider Foundation, the Cape Falcon Marine Reserve, and Oregon State Parks for a beach cleanup along with some restoration projects at Oswald West State Park (Arch Cape) on Saturday October 6, from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.

They plan to spend 2 hours on beach...

Oct
6

Fossil Discovery Walk

October 6, 2018, Netarts

Fossilized Crab
Fossilized Crab. | Photo courtesy of Friends of Netarts Bay WEBS

The Friends of Netarts Bay Watershed, Estuary, Beach, and Sea - WEBS group is hosting a "Geology of Netarts: Fossil Discover Walk" on Saturday, Oct. 6th, from 9 a.m.-noon at Netarts Bay.  The goal of the expedition is to...

Oct
6

Pistol River Birding Trip

October 6, 2018, Gold Beach

Red-tailed hawk. | Photo by Budd Titlow

The Kalmiopsis Audubon Society invites the public along for a Let's Go Birding adventure at the Pistol River on Oct. 6, beginning at 8 a.m. The trip leader will be Gary Maschmeyer. The group will look first for migrating ducks, geese, and shorebirds in...

Oct
5

Dunes Meeting and Tour

October 5, 2018, Florence

Beach in the Oregon Dunes.\Photo by Bonnie Moreland.
Beach in the Oregon Dunes.\Photo by Bonnie Moreland.

The Oregon Dunes Restoration Collaborative is holding its next meeting on Friday, Oct. 5, beginning at 9 a.m. in Florence’s Community Baptist Church (4590 Hwy 101).  The public is invited to learn about activities being conducted to...

Oct
4

Tillamook Master Recycler Training

October 4, 2018, Tillamook

 Tillamook Master Recyclers at work on the beach.
Tillamook Master Recyclers at work on the beach.

Volunteers are sought for Tillamook County’s Master Recycler Team.  A training session has been organized for this fall.  Actually, three sessions:  Thursday, Oct. 4, 1-5 p.m.; Friday, Oct. 5, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.; and Saturday, Oct. 13, 9 a.m.-5...

Sep
30

World Rivers Day

September 30, 2018, Portland

Salmon in Oregon. | Photo courtesy of Oregon Zoo

Those who reside in the Metro area or will be visiting can join in celebrating World Rivers Day at the Oregon Zoo (4001 SW Canyon Rd, Portland) on Sunday, Sept. 30, from 11a.m.-3 p.m. 

World Rivers Day is a celebration of the world's waterways...

Sep
30

Oregon Coast Quest Launch

September 30, 2018, Dunes City

Siltcoos Recreation Area entrance. | Photo by 100steps.info

On Sunday September 30th, from 10a.m. to 2p.m., Vision Quest’s Get Wild Series presents Oregon Coast Quest Launch. For this event, they ask you to stop by Campsite #3 at Waxmyrtle Campground (Oregon Coast Hwy, Dunes City) in the...

Sep
29

Learn to Quest Workshops

September 29, 2018, Florence

Siuslaw Pioneer Museum. | Photo courtesy of Florence Area Chamber of Commerce
Siuslaw Pioneer Museum. | Photo courtesy of Florence Area Chamber of Commerce

On Saturday September 29th, with two start times at either 1p.m.-2p.m. or 2:30p.m-3:30p.m., the Quest group are hosting Learning To Quest! workshops. They invite you to visit the Siuslaw Pioneer Museum (278 Maple...

Sep
29

National Public Lands Day

September 29, 2018, Yachats

Forest Service Naturalists with Children at Cape Perpetua, Siuslaw National Forest. | Photo courtesy of US Forest Service PNW

Celebrate National Public Lands Day in Yachats on Saturday, September 29, 11a.m. to 3p.m., by helping kick-off the Agents of Discovery Cape Perpetua Scenic Area...