Land Use Events

Jun
25

FERC Hearing on Jordan Cove

June 25, 2019, Myrtle Creek

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
26

FERC Hearing on Jordan Cove

June 26, 2019, Medford

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
27

Invasive Plants Talk

June 27, 2019, Yachats

Dr. Jim Nechols on the Hobbit Trail.

Jim Nechols, a retired professor of entomology from Kansas State University, will present two talks at noon on Thursday, June 27, at the Cape Perpetua Visitor Center (2400 Hwy 101, about three miles south of Yachats).   The first, of more direct interest...

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
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...

Aug
21

Coastal Economic Summit

August 21, 2019, Florence

Florence, seen from the sea.|Photo by Alex Derr.

In what has become an annual tradition, the Oregon Legislative Coastal Caucus, made of the state legislators from the coast, is sponsoring a coastal Economic Summit, a two-day event designed to discuss the region’s economy and communities. ...

Past Events

Nov
28

Wild and Scenic Rivers Talk

November 28, 2018, Brookings

llinois River.\Photo by Tim Palmer.
llinois River.\Photo by Tim Palmer.

Well-known author and photographer Tim Palmer, a Port Orford resident, will speak on “Wild and Scenic Rivers:  An American Legacy” on Wednesday, Nov. 28, in the Chetco Public Library (450 Alder St.) in Brookings.  The talk, sponsored by the Kalmiopsis...

Nov
27

Wild and Scenic Rivers Talk

November 27, 2018, Port Orford

 Author Tim Palmer in the field.
Author Tim Palmer in the field.

Well-known author and photographer Tim Palmer, a Port Orford resident, will speak on “Wild and Scenic Rivers:  An American Legacy” on Tuesday, Nov. 27, in the Port Orford Public Library (1421 Oregon St,).  The talk, sponsored by the Kalmiopsis Audubon...

Nov
26

Wild and Scenic Rivers Talk

November 26, 2018, Bandon

Sanderson's Island on the Rogue River.\Photo by Tim Palmer.
Sanderson's Island on the Rogue River.\Photo by Tim Palmer.

Well-known author and photographer Tim Palmer, a Port Orford resident, will speak on “Wild and Scenic Rivers:  An American Legacy” on Monday, Nov. 26, in the Bandon Public Library (1204 11th St., S.W.).  The talk is free and open to...

Nov
25

Alsea Tribal Life Lecture

November 25, 2018, Yachats

Image of Cape Perpetua trails along the coastline.
Cape Perpetua trails and coastline. | Photo by Richard W.

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 November 3 to December 29 and will include a special...

Nov
24

Lecture on Big Cats

November 24, 2018, Yachats

Mountain lion. | Photo by Dorothy Sutherland, Flickr

David Thompson give a presentation entitled "Mountain Lions, Cougars, and Panthers, Oh My!" on Nov. 24 at 1 p.m. at the Cape Perpetua Visitor Center (2400 US-101, Yachats).  The talk is part of the Cape Perpetua Speakers Series.  The event...

Nov
23

Bastendorff Bog Hike

November 23, 2018, Coos Bay

Bastendorff Bog Mystery Feature. | Photo courtesy of South Coast Striders

You can Opt Outside with the South Coast Striders this Friday and join them for a hike (good for working off the Thanksgiving feast). They will do the Bastendorff Bog trail hike out and back, with some additional...

Nov
18

South Slough Trails Hike

November 18, 2018, Charleston

South Slough National Estuary Entrance.
South Slough National Estuary entrance. | Photo by Matt LeBlanc.

The public is invited to join the South Coast Striders for their South Slough Trails Hike on Sunday, Nov. 18. Meet them at  a.m. in the parking lot of the South Slough National Estuarine Research Reserve Interpretive Center...

Nov
17

Talk on Tectonics and the Pacific Northwest

November 17, 2018, Yachats

Professor Bob Lillie. | Courtesy of Bob Lillie

Geologist Bob Lillie will present "Plate Tectonics and the Landscapes of the Pacific Northwest" on Saturday, Nov. 17 at 1 p.m. at the Cape Perpetua Visitor Center (2400 Hwy 101, about three miles south of Yachats).  His lecture is part of the...

Nov
17

Cape Arago Hike

November 17, 2018, Coos Bay

Cape Arago State Park. | Photo courtesy from Oregon's Adventure Coast

The Friends of the Umpqua hiking group invites the public to join them for a hike at Cape Arago on the Coos County coast Nov. 17. The group meets before 8 a.m. in the Douglas County Courthouse parking lot behind the old...

Nov
15

Bandon Hotel Hearing

November 15, 2018, Bandon

 

Aerial view of Coquille Point, with the site of the former motel, now proposed hotel, sticking out.\Photo by Steve Buck.
Aerial view of Coquille Point, with the site of the former motel, now proposed hotel, sticking out.\Photo by Steve Buck.

The vexed issue of the hotel proposed for iconic Coquille Point is coming to the fore again.  Bandon’s Planning Commission will hold a hearing on a new version of the...