Land Use Events

Dec
12

Jump Off Joe Comment Deadline

December 12, 2018, Newport

 Bench on Spring Street near the proposed development site.\Photo by Cindy Cutler.
Bench on Spring Street near the proposed development site.\Photo by Cindy Cutler.

The opportunity for the public to comment on the proposed vacation of the Jump-Off Joe Road right-of-way has been extended for a week from the public hearing.  The new deadline for public testimony is...

Dec
12

Panel on Forests and Climate Change

December 12, 2018, Newport

Elliott State Forest, a store of carbon in its intact state.\Photo courtesy of OLCV.
Elliott State Forest, a store of carbon in its intact state. | Photo courtesy of OLCV.

A panel discussion on how Oregon can confront climate changge by modernizing our forest management laws to better protect public lands and store more carbon in our forests will take place at the Newport...

Dec
13

Western Monarch Update

December 13, 2018, Gold Beach

Monarch butterfly.
Monarch butterfly. | Photo by Tracy Robillard.

Come learn what's happening with monarchs at this "Pollinator Tea Talk” by Tom Landis and Robert Coffan from Southern Oregon Monarch Advocates. This talk is on Tuesday, Dec. 13, from 5:30 p.m.-8 p.m. at the Curry Public Library (94341 3rd St,...

Dec
15

Tahkenitch Dunes Hike

December 15, 2018, Roseburg

Tahkenitch dunes.
Tahkenitch dunes. | Photo by Richard Hikes

Join the Friends of the Umpqua, a Roseburg Oregon Hiking Group, on a hike to the Tahkenitch Dunes on Saturday Dec. 15 meeting in the the Douglas County Courthouse (1036 SE Douglas Ave # 201, Roseburg) parking lot behind the old Douglas County...

Dec
18

Slietz Watershed Council Meeting

December 18, 2018, Siletz

Siletz watershed. | Photo courtesy of Oregon Coast Daily News

The Siletz Watershed Council will be holding their quarterly community meeting on Tuesday, December 18th at 6:30 p.m. at the Siletz Public Library (255 S Gaither St, Siletz).

At the meeting, two employees of the Lincoln Soil and...

Dec
22

Hall Lake & Winter Yardangs Hike

December 22, 2018, Reedsport

Yardang formations on the Dellenback Dunes. | Photo courtesy of South Coast Striders

Join the South Coast Striders for a hike to Hall Lake and the Dellenback Dunes on Saturday Dec. 22 meeting at 9 a.m. at the Hall & Schuttpelz Lakes Day Use Area (Wildwood Dr, Reedsport). The Striders are...

Dec
23

Alsea Tribal Life Lecture

December 23, 2018, Yachats

 View from Cape Perpetua, with visitor center in middle ground.\Photo by Gregory Henton.
View from Cape Perpetua, with visitor center in middle ground. | Photo by Gregory Henton.

This fall, join guest speakers at Cape Perpetua for free educational presentations along with the hiking, tidepooling, and exploring. Presentations will be held every Saturday from Nov. 3 to Dec. 29...

Dec
29

Archaeology Talk

December 29, 2018, Yachats

Cape Perpetua, Siuslaw National Forest. | Photo by Tim Giraudier.
Cape Perpetua, Siuslaw National Forest. | Photo by Tim Giraudier.

Archaeologists Kevin Bruce and Molly Kirkpatrick, who work for the Siuslaw National Forest, will speak on the forest's archaeological resources on Dec. 29 at 1 p.m. at the Cape Perpetua Visitor Center (2400 Hwy 101, Yachats)....

Jan
16

Conservancy Management Discussion

January 16, 2019, Seaside

Cape Falcon.\Photo by Ben Nieves.
Cape Falcon.\Photo by Ben Nieves.

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 private land...

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...

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

Aug
22

Coastal Economic Summit

August 22, 2018 - August 23, 2018, Lincoln

 Newport Seafood & Wine Festival from the air.\Photo by Alex Derr.
Newport Seafood & Wine Festival from the air.\Photo by Alex Derr.

For the seventh year, the Oregon Coastal Caucus (state legislators from coastal districts) is hosting an “economic summit” devoted to coastal issues.  Co-sponsor this year is the Confederated Tribes of the Siletz.  The event...

Aug
20

DEQ Jordan Cove Comment Deadline

August 20, 2018

Proposed Jordan Cove LNG terminal, artist's concept.\Photo courtesy of JCEP.
Proposed Jordan Cove LNG terminal, artist's concept.\Photo courtesy of JCEP.

Oregon Shores has made commenting in opposition to a water quality permit for the Jordan Cove LNG (liquefied natural gas) project and its associated pipeline a major priority this summer.  But individuals can...

Aug
20

Corps of Engineers Jordan Cove Comment Deadline

August 20, 2018

Proposed Jordan Cove LNG export terminal, artist's conception.\Image courtesy of JCEP.
Proposed Jordan Cove LNG export terminal, artist's conception.\Image courtesy of JCEP.

Clean Water Act permits for the proposed Jordan Cove Energy Project and its associated Pacific Connector pipeline are being simultaneously considered at the federal level by the U.S. Army Corps of...

Aug
18

804 Trail Ivy Pull

August 18, 2018, Yachats

The 804 Trail, with seawatch, CoastWatch's symbol, in bloom.\Photo by Laura Neary.
The 804 Trail, with seawatch, CoastWatch's symbol, in bloom.\Photo by Laura Neary.

Decades ago, Oregon Shores led the way to the preservation of the public right-of-way along the shore that became Yachats’ beautiful 804 Trail.  We therefore have a certain proprietary interest in seeing the...

Aug
18

Tour the Emerald Necklace

August 18, 2018, Nehalem

Elk Meadows. | Photo courtesy of Lower Nehalem Community Trust

Join a representative of the Lower Nehalem Community Trust, Jim Pendergrass, for a tour of their conservation lands along Nehalem Bay's scenic north edge. This string of conservation parcels is dubbed the Emerald Necklace because...

Aug
11

Whale Sign Dedication

August 11, 2018, Newport

Don Davis Park.\Photo by Gregory Henton.
Don Davis Park.\Photo by Gregory Henton.

The Oregon Chapter of the American Cetacean Society invites the public to a community event dedicating a Whale Trail interpretative sign to be placed in Newport’s Don Davis Park (840 W. Olive St.), a good place for whale-watching.  The event is free;...

Aug
11

Two Coastal Park Hikes

August 11, 2018, Bandon

Port Orford Heads. | Courtesy of South Coast Striders

The South Coast Striders invite you to join them on two short hikes on Saturday, Aug. 11. The first hike will be on the New River Trails, South of Bandon. There are about 2 1/2 miles of trails at this site, and a Nature Center.

Plan to...

Aug
8

Floras Lake Land Swap Workshop

August 8, 2018, Gold Beach

Floras Lake.
Floras Lake.

The Curry County Board of Commissioners is considering a land swap:  county-owned lands adjacent to Floras Lake in return for State Parks-owned land bordering Hwy 101.  If the exchange goes through, the county lands, which have often been the subject of development schemes, will...

Aug
4

Grass Mountain Open House

August 4, 2018, Otis

View from Grass Mountain.\Photo courtesy of Sitka Center.
View from Grass Mountain.\Photo courtesy of Sitka Center.

The Sitka Center for Art and Ecology has acquired an 80-acre property on Cascade Head for conservation, education, and artistic exploration.  They are showing off the new Grass Mountain acquisition on Aug. 4 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. The...