Land Use Events

Feb
18

Pub Talk on Tideland Forests

February 18, 2020, Newport

Laura Brophy doing field work.

The next installment of the OSU Science on Tap series presents an opportunity to learn about the results of important research into Oregon’s estuarine wetlands.  Laura Brophy, director of the Estuary Technical Group within the Institute for Applied Ecology...

Feb
22

Corvid Conversation

February 22, 2020, Yachats

Raven.\Photo courtesy of USF&WS.

The Cape Perpetua Winter Speaker Series is sponsoring a talk on the smartest of birds found on the coast, or anywhere else.

Casey Hase, a wildlife technician with the Siuslaw National Forest, speaks on “Corvids of the Coast.”  Her talk takes place 11 a.m.-noon...

Feb
29

Leap Year Hike

February 29, 2020, Florence

Siltcoos Lake, from the trail.\Photo courtesy of South Coast Striders.

The South Coast Striders hiking group invites the public to join them on a hike on the Siltcoos Lake Trail, making a four-mile loop through a coastal forest of Sitka Spruce, Western Red Cedar and Douglas Fir to the shores...

Feb
29

History Talk on Big Creek

February 29, 2020, Yachats

Mouth of Big Creek.\Photo by Bob Bailey.

Andrea Scharf, author of “Saving Big Creek,” will discuss the campaign to preserve this area in a talk at the Cape Perpetua Visitor Center on Saturday, Feb. 29, 11 a.m.  The visitor center (2400 Hwy. 101) is located about three miles south of...

Feb
29

Talk on Forest Toxicology

February 29, 2020, Rockaway Beach

Helicopter spraying chemicals on the forest.\Photo courtesy of OFRI.

The North Coast Communities for Watershed Protection group sponsors a “Speaking Truth to Power” speaker series.  The presenter for the first of these events in 2020 will be Deke Gunderson, a professor of environmental...

Mar
5

Tidal Forest Carbon Storage Lecture

March 5, 2020, Newport

Sitka Spruce-dominated tidal wetland.|Photo courtesy of USFWS.

On Thursday, March 5, 6:30 p.m., the MidCoast Watersheds Council continues its “From Ridgetop to Reef” speaker series with a lecture by Dr. J. Boone Kaufman on “Why conservation and restoration of Pacific Northwest tidal wetlands...

Mar
7

Coastal Photography Talk

March 7, 2020, Yachats

The Cape Perpetua Winter Speaker Series is sponsoring a talk on coastal photography by Jamie Kish, proprietor of Girl in Water Photography.  Her talk takes place 11 a.m.-noon on Saturday, March 7, at the Cape Perpetua Visitor Center (2400 U.S. Hwy...

Mar
14

Landscape Restoration Talk

March 14, 2020, Yachats

A scene from the Fivemile-Bell restoration project area.\Photo courtesy of Siuslaw Watershed Council.

A major forest habitat restoration project will be the subject of the next talk in the Cape Perpetua Winter Speaker Series. The presentation on the Fivemile-Bell Landscape Restoration...

Mar
18

Lecture on North Coast Ecology

March 18, 2020, Seaside

Nehalem Bay on the north coast.\Photo by Dennis White.

Katie Voelke, a biologist and the executive director of the North Coast Land Conservancy, will speak on “North Coast Ecology:  A Picture of Diversity” on Wednesday, March 18, 6 p.m. at the Seaside Public Library (1131 Broadway).  Her...

Mar
21

Rogue Owling Walk

March 21, 2020, Gold Beach

Barred Owl.\Photo by Molly Sultany.

Gary Maschmeyer, the Kalmiopsis Audubon Society’s veteran birding trip leader, will conduct an expedition in search of owls along the Rogue River Walk.  Meet at 6:30 p.m. at the Gold Beach Visitor Center (94080 Shirley Ln.).

The walk through the forest at...

May
13

Presentation on Land Management

May 13, 2020, Cannon Beach

Cape Falcon, where the rainforest meets the sea. (No photo credit.)

The Friends of Haystack Rock Lecture Series will feature a presentation on conservation land management on Wednesday, May 13, 7 p.m. in the Cannon Beach Library (131 N. Hemlock St.). The event is free and open to all.

The...

Past Events

Aug
13

Talk on Toxic Sprays

August 13, 2019, Nehalem

Lisa Arkin

The next speaker in the “Speaking Truth to Power” series sponsored by North Coast Citizens for Watershed Protection is Lisa Arkin, long-time executive director of Beyond Toxics.  She speaks on Tuesday, Aug. 13, at 6 p.m. in the North Coast Recreation District headquarters (36155...

Aug
10

Invasive Plant Swampathon

August 10, 2019, Knappa

Pulling Purple Loosestrife at Blind Slough.|Photo courtesy of NCLC.

A lot of restoration efforts take place in the Oregon coastal region, and we aren’t able to cover all of the in this calendar.  But one that is coming up is of particular interest, and poses an interesting challenge.  The...

Aug
9

Water and Art Event

August 9, 2019, Lincoln City

Coastal waterfall.\Photo by Molly Sultany.

On the evening of Friday, Aug. 9, beginning at 5 p.m., the Lincoln City Cultural Center (540 N.E. Hwy 101) will present “Source2,” a collaboration between the cultural center  and artists Liisa Rahkonen and Sandra Roumagoux (the latter both a former...

Aug
1

Habitat Restoration Lecture

August 1, 2019, Newport

Habitat along the Siletz River.\Photo by Dennis White.

The MidCoast Watersheds Council (MCWC) is looking within for its next speaker.  Presenting at the group’s meeting on Thursday, Aug. 1, 6:30 p.m. in the Newport Visual Arts Center (777 N.W. Beach Dr.), Room 205, will be Council...

Jul
25

Hearing on Mining Permit

July 25, 2019, Gold Beach

Pistol River mouth.\Photo by Bruce Swenson.

The Curry County Planning Commission will hold a hearing on a permit application for a mining project that could threaten the Pistol River at 5:30 p.m., Thursday, July 25, in the Curry County Annex Office Building, lower level (94235 Moore St.). ...

Jul
24

Meeting on Shoreline Armoring

July 24, 2019, Newport

Backhoe placing riprap on CoastWatch Mile 199.\Photo by Woody Dukes.

The Department of Land Conservation (DLCD) has convened a focus group to review the state’s administration of its policies concerning shoreline armoring (aka beachfront protection structures), typically riprap.  This group...

Jul
23

North Bend Pipeline Hearing

July 23, 2019, North Bend

Jordan Cove in foreground, with tip of North Bend to be crossed by pipeline in the distance.\Photo by Rena Olson.

The battle against the Jordan Cove Energy Project’s attempt to develop an LNG (liquefied natural gas) terminal on Coos Bay’s North Spit has many fronts.  One of these is Jordan...

Jul
18

Geology Walk

July 18, 2019, Seaside

Trail and Circle Creek.\Photo courtesy of NCLC.

The North Coast Land Conservancy (NCLC) offers a walk led by geologist Tom Horning on its property at Circle Creek, from 1 to about 3:30 p.m.  The event is free, but registration is required.  For more information, or to register, go...

Jul
9

Lecture on Forest Ecology

July 9, 2019, Nehalem

Clearcut in the Jetty Creek watershed.\Photo by Trygve Steen.
Clearcut in the Jetty Creek watershed.\Photo by Trygve Steen.

Trygve Steen, a professor of forest ecology, environmental sustainability, and photography at Portland State University, will address the North Coast Citizens for Watershed Protection meeting on Tuesday, July 9.  His talk,...

Jul
8

Planning Session on Geologic Hazards

July 8, 2019, Newport

Preliminary work on a parcel on Newport's Spring St., for a development which Oregon Shores has opposed.\Photo by Elaine Karnes.

At its Monday, July 8 meeting, the Newport Planning Commission will consider a proposed change to the city’s planning ordinances.  A work session begins at 6 p.m.,...