Land Use Events

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

Cape Perpetua Visitor Center, site of the talk.\Photo by Andre' Hagestadt.

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...

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

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.,...

Jul
7

Blacklock Point Hike

July 7, 2019, Langlois

Blacklock Point, as seen from the air.\Photo by Alex Derr.

The Southcoast Striders hiking group invites the public to join them for a rugged, 8.5-mile hike to one of the coast’s most beautiful spots.  The hike will travel from Floras Lake to Blacklock Point, along beaches, forest trails and...

Jul
2

Tour of Proposed Clearcut

July 2, 2019, Arch Cape

Hug Point waterfall.\Photo by Bruce Swenson.

The Oregon Department of Forestry (ODF) plans to clearcut 77 acres of public forest containing the drinking watershed for local residents. This cut abuts Highway 101 between Arcadia Beach and Hug Point State Parks.  It is adjacent to occupied...

Jun
26

FERC Hearing on Jordan Cove

June 26, 2019, Medford

LNG pipeline under construction.

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) has finally gotten around to scheduling public hearings on the Jordan Cove LNG (liquefied natural gas) export terminal proposed for Coos Bay’s North Spit.  There was only one hearing actually scheduled on the...

Jun
25

FERC Hearing on Jordan Cove

June 25, 2019, Myrtle Creek

LNG pipeline under construction.

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) has finally gotten around to scheduling public hearings on the Jordan Cove LNG (liquefied natural gas) export terminal proposed for Coos Bay’s North Spit.  There was only one hearing actually scheduled on the...

Jun
24

Community Meeting on North Jetty Park

June 24, 2019, Florence

Mouth of the Siuslaw River; North Jetty Park is north of the river behind the dunes.\Photo courtesy of ODFW.

A proposal is being considered for a change in the management of Florence’s North Jetty Park.  The land is owned by the state’s Department of State Lands (DSL) and managed by State...

Jun
24

FERC Hearing on Jordan Cove

June 24, 2019, Coos Bay

LNG pipeline under construction

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) has finally gotten around to scheduling public hearings on the Jordan Cove LNG (liquefied natural gas) export terminal proposed for Coos Bay’s North Spit.  The only coastal hearing will be held Monday, June 24,...

Jun
18

Hearing on Jordan Cove Dredging

June 18, 2019, Coos Bay

Coos Bay's entrance, through which LNG tankers will pass.\Photo by Alex Derr.
Coos Bay's entrance, through which LNG tankers will pass.\Photo by Alex Derr.

The Coos Bay City Council will hold a public hearing on the Jordan Cove Energy Project’s application to alter the navigation channel through the Coos Bay estuary, widening it to accommodate LNG (liquefied natural...

Jun
18

Discussion of Coastal Coho

June 18, 2019, Siletz

Spawning Coho.\Photo courtesy of Animalia-life.

The Siletz Watershed Council will host a discussion about Oregon’s coastal coho populations at their summer quarter meeting, 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, June 18, at the Siletz Public Library (225 Gaither St.).  The event is free and open to all.

Mike...