Land Use Events

Dec
12

Jump Off Joe Comment Deadline

December 12, 2018, Newport

 Bench on Spring Street near the proposed development site.\Photo by Cindy Cutler.
Bench on Spring Street near the proposed development site.\Photo by Cindy Cutler.

The opportunity for the public to comment on the proposed vacation of the Jump-Off Joe Road right-of-way has been extended for a week from the public hearing.  The new deadline for public testimony is...

Dec
12

Panel on Forests and Climate Change

December 12, 2018, Newport

Elliott State Forest, a store of carbon in its intact state.\Photo courtesy of OLCV.
Elliott State Forest, a store of carbon in its intact state. | Photo courtesy of OLCV.

A panel discussion on how Oregon can confront climate changge by modernizing our forest management laws to better protect public lands and store more carbon in our forests will take place at the Newport...

Dec
13

Western Monarch Update

December 13, 2018, Gold Beach

Monarch butterfly.
Monarch butterfly. | Photo by Tracy Robillard.

Come learn what's happening with monarchs at this "Pollinator Tea Talk” by Tom Landis and Robert Coffan from Southern Oregon Monarch Advocates. This talk is on Tuesday, Dec. 13, from 5:30 p.m.-8 p.m. at the Curry Public Library (94341 3rd St,...

Dec
15

Tahkenitch Dunes Hike

December 15, 2018, Roseburg

Tahkenitch dunes.
Tahkenitch dunes. | Photo by Richard Hikes

Join the Friends of the Umpqua, a Roseburg Oregon Hiking Group, on a hike to the Tahkenitch Dunes on Saturday Dec. 15 meeting in the the Douglas County Courthouse (1036 SE Douglas Ave # 201, Roseburg) parking lot behind the old Douglas County...

Dec
18

Slietz Watershed Council Meeting

December 18, 2018, Siletz

Siletz watershed. | Photo courtesy of Oregon Coast Daily News

The Siletz Watershed Council will be holding their quarterly community meeting on Tuesday, December 18th at 6:30 p.m. at the Siletz Public Library (255 S Gaither St, Siletz).

At the meeting, two employees of the Lincoln Soil and...

Dec
22

Hall Lake & Winter Yardangs Hike

December 22, 2018, Reedsport

Yardang formations on the Dellenback Dunes. | Photo courtesy of South Coast Striders

Join the South Coast Striders for a hike to Hall Lake and the Dellenback Dunes on Saturday Dec. 22 meeting at 9 a.m. at the Hall & Schuttpelz Lakes Day Use Area (Wildwood Dr, Reedsport). The Striders are...

Dec
23

Alsea Tribal Life Lecture

December 23, 2018, Yachats

 View from Cape Perpetua, with visitor center in middle ground.\Photo by Gregory Henton.
View from Cape Perpetua, with visitor center in middle ground. | Photo by Gregory Henton.

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 Nov. 3 to Dec. 29...

Dec
29

Archaeology Talk

December 29, 2018, Yachats

Cape Perpetua, Siuslaw National Forest. | Photo by Tim Giraudier.
Cape Perpetua, Siuslaw National Forest. | Photo by Tim Giraudier.

Archaeologists Kevin Bruce and Molly Kirkpatrick, who work for the Siuslaw National Forest, will speak on the forest's archaeological resources on Dec. 29 at 1 p.m. at the Cape Perpetua Visitor Center (2400 Hwy 101, Yachats)....

Jan
16

Conservancy Management Discussion

January 16, 2019, Seaside

Cape Falcon.\Photo by Ben Nieves.
Cape Falcon.\Photo by Ben Nieves.

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 private land...

Mar
14

Conservancy Management Discussion

March 14, 2019, Manzanita

The coastal edge at Cape Falcon.\Photo courtesy of ODFW.
The coastal edge at Cape Falcon.\Photo courtesy of ODFW.

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...

Apr
4

Science Talk '19

April 4, 2019 - April 5, 2019, Portland

Have you ever struggled to explain why your science matters to a non-scientist? Have you ever been frustrated at the way science is covered in the media and used in policy? Have you wondered just what they’re teaching about science these days? Then this particular annual conference is right...

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...

Past Events

Aug
4

Let's Go Birding, Crissey Field

August 4, 2018, Brookings

Great blue heron at Crissey Field State Park. | Photo by Walter Kitundu
Great blue heron at Crissey Field State Park. | Photo by Walter Kitundu

Join the Kalmiopsis Audubon's trip leader Gary Maschmeyer for this field trip to Crissey Field on the Winchuck estuary (south of Brookings). The group will look for songbirds in the trees, including the Golden-crowned...

Aug
3

Marbled Murrelet Decision

August 3, 2018, Salem

Marbled Murrelet in flight.\Photo by Harold Moses.
Marbled Murrelet in flight.\Photo by Harold Moses.

At their Aug. 3 meeting in Salem, the Oregon Fish and Wildlife Commission will consider adoption of new rules known as “Advisory Survival Guidelines” to protect Marbled Murrelets on state-owned, managed, or leased lands. Meeting materials...

Aug
3

Seabird Science Hike

August 3, 2018, Arch Cape

 Earlier seabird-oriented hike to Devil's Cauldron.
Earlier seabird-oriented hike to Devil's Cauldron.

A family friendly hike with a focus on seabirds is being co-hosted by the Friends of Cape Marine Reserve and the Audubon Society of Portland on Friday, Aug. 3, beginning at 10 a.m.. The public is invited to join an easy hike of...

Aug
2

Beaver Talk and Films

August 2, 2018, Newport

Beaver dam.\Photo courtesy of MidCoast Watersheds Council.
Beaver dam.\Photo courtesy of MidCoast Watersheds Council.

Beavers and their dams create numerous benefits for salmon, water quantity, and water quality; they are known as ecosystem engineers. However, there is a lot of misunderstanding about beavers, and their activity can create problems...

Jul
28

Update on People's Tribunal

July 28, 2018, Yachats

Fracking wastewater.
Fracking wastewater.

The public is offered an opportunity to hear how and why the Tribunal was conducted and what its outcomes have been thus far. Yachats Academy of Arts and Science is sponsoring.

Dr. Tom Kerns is making a presentation in Yachats this Saturday, July 28. 6:30 p.m. at...

Jul
28

Sustainable Gardening Lessons

July 28, 2018, Nehalem

The Lower Nehalem Community Trust (LNCT) will host an open garden day at Alder Creek Farm (35955 Underhill Lane, Nehalem) as part of the Explore Nature series of public nature-oriented events. This will take place on July 28, from 10 a.m. to noon. Any and all are invited to join in for...

Jul
28

Coquille River Community Paddle

July 28, 2018, Myrtle Point

Kayakers On Coquille River. | Photo from Coquille River Water Trail
Kayakers On Coquille River. | Photo from Coquille River Water Trail

Come explore the Coquille River Water Trail with this informally guided community paddle from Myrtle Point (meet at Ernie Bryant Park Boat Ramp on River Road) to Arago County Park. The paddle is about 5 miles long and family...

Jul
28

Intro to Freshwater Mussels & BioBlitz

July 28, 2018, Yachats

Freshwater mussels. | Photo from MidCoast Watershed Council

Freshwater mussels are experiencing a dramatic decline; 72% percent of North American freshwater mussels are considered extinct or imperiled. Emilie Blevins, Endangered Species Conservation Biologist and Freshwater Mussel Lead for...

Jul
28

Birdwatch the Water’s Edge

July 28, 2018, Seaside

 White-crowned sparrows.\Photo by Jeremy Cohen.
White-crowned sparrows.\Photo by Jeremy Cohen.

Naturalist Mike Patterson will lead an early-morning birdwatching walk at Stanley Marsh, part of North Coast Land Conservancy’s Thompson Creek and Stanley Marsh Habitat Reserve. Stanley Marsh is part of the Neawanna Creek estuarine system and...

Jul
27

Marbled Murrelet Camp-out & Community Survey

July 27, 2018 - July 28, 2018, Port Orford

Marbled murrelet in flight. | Photo from USFWS
Marbled murrelet in flight. | Photo from USFWS

Come learn about this elusive seabird of old growth forests at this educational camp-out and early morning field trip up Elk River co-sponsored by Kalmiopsis Audubon and Friends of Elk River. 

Friday, 7pm, Murrelets around the campfire, Sunshine...