Land Use Events

Jan
25

Meeting on Roads and Erosion

January 25, 2022

Erosion threatens Highway 101 at Beverly Beach.\Photo by Dennis White.

The state’s Department of Land Conservation and Development (DLCD) and its Coastal Management Program have convened an advisory committee to consider a very specific problem—protecting roads along the ocean, from Hwy 101...

Jan
26

Open House for Fish and Wildlife

January 26, 2022

Black oystercatchers, mother and chick, a species of conservation concern on the Oregon coast.\Photo by Heather Roskelley.

The Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife (ODFW) invites the public to a virtual Conservation Open House—the first of five this year—to discuss issues involving...

Jan
27

Panel Discussion of Forest Accord

January 27, 2022

Clearcut.\Photo by Alex Derr.

The Audubon Society of Lincoln City and Oregon Wild invite you to a webinar about Oregon’s new Private Forest Accord, “A Watershed Moment for the Future of Oregon’s Forests,” taking place online on Thursday, Jan 27, 6:30-7:30 p.m. Oregon Coast Community...

Feb
8

Webinar on Coquille Tribe History

February 8, 2022

The Coquille River watershed.\Photo by Rena Olson, with support from Lighthawk.

Shoreline Education for Awareness (SEA) presents a talk on the “History and Culture of the Coquille Tribe” on Tuesday, Feb. 8, 2022, at 6 p.m.  The online event is free and open to all.

The speaker is Kassandra...

Past Events

Mar
8

Hearing on Climate Bill

March 8, 2021

Oregon State Capitol Building.\Photo courtesy of Oregon Conservation Network.

HB 2488, which seeks to address climate change and environmental justice, has an online hearing on Monday, March 8, during a 1 p.m. meeting of the House Committee on Energy and Environment.  The portion of the...

Mar
1

Webinar on Tidal Swamps

March 1, 2021

Tidal spruce swamp.\Photo courtesy of U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.

The Lower Nehalem Community Trust sponsors a webinar on “Tidal Swamps:  Secret Forests of the Oregon Coast,” by Laura Brophy, on Monday, March 1, at 7 p.m.  The online event is free and open to all, but participation in...

Mar
1

Virtual Environmental Conference

March 1, 2021

Yaquina River during a king tide, a preview of climate-change-related flooding.\Photo by Rena Olson, with support from Lighthawk.

The Public Interest Environmental Law Conference (PIELC), founded and run by University of Oregon law students, has evolved into the state’s most broad-based...

Feb
27

New Old Growth Talk

February 27, 2021

The Cape Perpetua Winter Speakers Series, now online, features a talk on “It’s Not All about Old Trees—An Introduction to the New Old Growth Forest,” at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Feb. 27.  The speaker is Vicki Penwell, Director of the Cape Perpetua Visitor Center for the Siuslaw National...

Feb
25

Parks Session Considers Beach Driving

February 25, 2021

Vehicles parked on the beach at Pacific City.\Photo courtesy of OPRD.

The Oregon Parks and Recreation Commission meets online on Thursday, Feb. 25, and one item on the agenda will stand out to those concerned about the beach parking and driving issue.  The commission will consider the...

Feb
24

Hearing on Cable Bill

February 24, 2021

Onshore base for Facebook's cable project at Tierra del Mar.\Photo by Ron Bourke.

House Bill 2603, now being considered by the current Oregon Legislature, is an attempt by Rep. David Gomberg (D-Lincoln City) to address the Facebook fiasco, in which an internet cable being installed across...

Feb
17

Thin Green Line Celebration

February 17, 2021

Anti-LNG rally in Salem.

The conservation groups attempting to block fossil fuel development and export along the West Coast are sometimes called the “Thin Green Line.  Oregon Shores, with our battle against the Jordan Cove LNG export terminal proposal, is certainly part of this line.  Just...

Feb
12

Beach Driving Comment Deadline

February 12, 2021

Vehicles crowd the beach at Pacific City.\Photo courtesy of OPRD.

Members of the public have until 5 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 12, to comment on a proposal by the Oregon Parks and Recreation Department (State Parks) to close two segments of Tillamook County’s shoreline to vehicles.

State Parks...

Feb
12

Anti-Plastics Virtual Rally

February 12, 2021

Marine debris in its unnatural habitat.\Photo by Kip Evans.

A free “Break Up with Plastics” virtual event will be hosted by Oceana, Surfrider Foundation Environment Oregon at noon on Friday, Feb. 12.  The event will feature information from legislators and ocean advocates on how you can...

Feb
4

Restoration Seminar

February 4, 2021

Restoration work taking place at Big Creek.\Photo courtesy of MidCoast Watersheds Council.

The Hatfield Marine Science Center Research Seminar Series presents an online talk on restoration ecology.  David Thomson, a restoration specialist with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Ecological Services,...