Land Use Events

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
15

Talk on Forest Streams

May 15, 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
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....

Past Events

Nov
3

Dellenback Dunes Hike

November 3, 2018, Lakeside

Dellenback Dunes Trail. | Photo courtesy of South Coast Striders

Join the South Coast Striders for a Dellenback Dunes and Tenmile Creek trails hike on Saturday, Nov. 3, at 9 a.m. Meet at the John Dellenback Dunes Trailhead (on the west side of Hwy 101 near Lakeside). Here are more detailed...

Oct
30

Sudden Oak Death Workshop

October 30, 2018, Pistol River

A fallen oat tree displays black nodules on its trunk, a telltale indicator of sudden oak death disease. | Photo by Christopher Chung
A fallen oat tree displays black nodules on its trunk, a telltale indicator of sudden oak death disease. | Photo by Christopher Chung

Join the OSU Extension, Wild Rivers Forest Collaborative, Bureau of Land Management, Oregon Dept. of Forestry for a workshop focused on Sudden Oak Death on...

Oct
24

Lost and Imperiled Species Panel

October 24, 2018, Manzanita

Sea otter at sea.\Photo by Lilian Carswell.
Sea otter at sea.\Photo by Lilian Carswell.

Species that are no longer with us, and species that are at risk of disappearing, will be the theme of a panel discussion, "Lost and Imperiled Species of the Oregon Coast: An Exploration of Oregon's Iconic, Recovering, and Threatened Wildlife." ...

Oct
20

Nedonna Marsh Celebration

October 20, 2018, Tillamook

Nedonna Marsh.
Nedonna Marsh.

Many residents of the Rockaway Beach area, including many Oregon Shores members, have been deeply concerned about the future of Nedonna Marsh, on the southern flank of Nehalem Bay, which appeared to be vulnerable to development.  Coastal marshes are all too rare, and play an...

Oct
20

Mushroom BioBlitz

October 20, 2018, Yachats

Turkey Tail mushrooms in the Oregon Dunes.\Photo by Dina Pavlis.
Turkey Tail mushrooms in the Oregon Dunes.\Photo by Dina Pavlis.

The next in a series of BioBlitzes at the Cape Perpetua Marine Reserve takes place a bit inland, and is devoted to the mushroom population on the area.  BioBlitzes are one-time snapshots of biodiversity, in which volunteers and...

Oct
20

Birding at Millicoma Marsh

October 20, 2018, Coos Bay

Birding at Millicoma Marsh Trail. | Photo by J. Bragg
Great views of Coos Bay ay and one of the best birding spots will be featured in a birding experience offered by the Friends of South Slough Reserve on Saturday, Oct. 20, from 10 a.m. to noon. The event is open to everyone.  Participants...
Oct
20

Bullards Beach Hike

October 20, 2018, Bandon

Bullards Beach State Park
Bullards Beach State Park. | Photo courtesy of South Coast Striders

Join the South Coast Striders for a 5.4 mile hike along the trails at Bullards Beach State Park on Saturday, Oct. 20, from 10 a.m. to around 12:30 p.m. Meet them in the parking lot across from the Meeting Hall Yurt inside...

Oct
18

Elk River Salmon Seminar

October 18, 2018, Port Orford

A Chinook salmon pictured in Oregon’s McKenzie River. | Photo by Morgan Bond
A Chinook salmon pictured in Oregon’s McKenzie River. | Photo by Morgan Bond

A seminar on the cherished but threatened salmon runs in the Elk River is sponsored by Oregon State University, Oregon Hatchery Research Center, the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife, NOAA Northwest Fisheries...

Oct
10

Oregon Dunes Talk

October 10, 2018, Eugene

Dina Pavlis (left) at a previous presentation.\Photo by Julie Thomas.
Dina Pavlis (left) at a previous presentation.\Photo by Julie Thomas.

Dina Pavlis, perhaps Oregon’s leading dunes maven (and a CoastWatcher and Oregon Shores member), will lecture on the landscape of the Oregon Dunes in Eugene on Wednesday, Oct. 10, 6-8 p.m. at the Claim 52 Brewing and...