Land Use Events

Apr
11

Snowy Plover Patrol Training

April 11, 2021

Snowy plovers at South Beach.\Photo by Cathy Tronquet.

Portland Audubon is partnering with Oregon Parks and Recreation Department and the Institute for Natural Resources to monitor endangered Western Snowy Plovers at four sites on the North Coast (from Clatsop Spit near Astoria to the Sitka...

Apr
14

Talk on Climate and Conservation

April 14, 2021

Onion Peak in the north coast rainforest reserve.\Photo by Tom Horning.

The “World of Haystack Rock” speaker series will take a look at how climate change may affect the coast with a talk on “Climate Change and Conservation” on Wednesday, April 14, at 7 p.m.  The virtual presentation is free...

Apr
15

Seminar on Public Coastal Perceptions

April 15, 2021

 

Surveying the public concerning marine reserves.\Photo courtesy of ODFW.

The Hatfield Marine Science Center (HMSC) Thursday research seminar series departs from scientific results to consider public opinion on Thursday, April 15, 3:30 p.m., with a presentation on “Public Perceptions of...

Apr
20

Lecture on Coastal Habitat Loss

April 20, 2021

Mudflat meets eelgrass bed.\Photo by Mike Graybill.

The Oregon Institute of Marine Biology (OIMB) is presenting its spring Seminar Series online this year. Most of the lectures take place at 1 p.m. on Fridays.  However, the special spring seminar coming up will be held on Tuesday, April 20,...

Apr
26

FERNS Workshop

April 26, 2021

Clearcuts in the Coast Range.\Photo by Alex Derr, with support from Lighthawk.

The Forest Electronic Notification and Reporting System, known more poetically as FERNS, is a tool that enables citizens to monitor forestry activity in their watersheds of interest.  A workshop in utilizing this...

May
11

Lecture on Earthquake Seismology

May 11, 2021

Tracking earthquakes.\Photo courtesy of Pacific Tsunami Museum.

Listening and land use would seem to be very different subjects, but earthquakes and tsunamis can certainly rearrange the landscape, and scientists are now refining their ability to listen for impending earthquakes.  This will...

Past Events

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
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...

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...

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

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
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
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
12

Ancient Forest Presentation

February 12, 2020, Coos Bay

Hiking an old-growth forest trail.\Photo by Chandra LeGue.

The Cape Arago Audubon Society chapter is sponsoring a talk on the old-growth forests of the Pacific Northwest and opportunities to hike therein.  Chandra LeGue will speak on “Exploring Oregon’s Ancient Forests” on Wednesday, Feb....

Feb
9

Yardang Hike

February 9, 2020, Lakeside

Yardangs near the Siuslaw River mouth\Photo by Dina Pavlis.

The South Coast Striders hiking group invites all comers to go “yardanging” in the Hall Lake/Dellenback Dunes area on Sunday, Feb. 9.  The hikes (two, of different lengths) both start at 9:30 a.m. at the Hall & Schuttpelz Lakes Day...

Feb
8

Briefing on The Big One

February 8, 2020, Yachats

Big waves approach Cape Perpetua--but not as big as those generated by The Big One.\Photo by Gus Gates.

The Cape Perpetua Winter Speaker Series is sponsoring a talk on that topic at the back of everyone’s mind, a Cascadian Subduction Zone earthquake and tsunami, aka The Big One.

Althea Rizzo,...