Land Use Events

Feb
23

Guided Bird Walk

February 23, 2019, Waldport

Join the Yaqiuna Birders and Naturalists for a guided bird walk on Saturday, Feb. 23, from 9 a.m. - 12 p.m. Meet in the parking lot of the Alsea Bay Bridge Interpretive Center (N.W. Maple St.)  in Waldport. This event is free and open to the public.

Roy Lowe, retired head of the...

Feb
23

Siltcoos Lake Hike

February 23, 2019, Westlake

Siltcoos Lake.
Siltcoos Lake. | Photo courtesy of South Coast Striders

The public is invited to join the South Coast Striders for a hike along Siltcoos Lake Trail. Meet at 10 a.m. at the Siltcoos Lake Trail parking lot on Saturday, Feb. 23. Travel on Highway 101 to trailhead parking on the east side of the...

Feb
27

Forestry Practices Monitoring Workshop

February 27, 2019, Gold Beach

Herbicide spraying by helicopter.\Photo courtesy of Oregon Wild.
Herbicide spraying by helicopter. | Photo courtesy of Oregon Wild.

Speakers from Coast Range Forest Watch provide a presentation and discussion of aerial herbicides and their effects on landowners, neighbors, and surrounding communities. This workshop takes place on Wednesday, Feb. 27, 6-8...

Mar
2

Coastal Watershed Protection Talk

March 2, 2019, Netarts

A scene from the Clatsop State Forest.
A scene from the Clatsop State Forest.

Chuck Willer, executive director of the Coast Range Association, will give a presentation addressing “Options for Coastal Watershed Protection” on Saturday, March 2, 1 p.m. at the Netarts Fire Station Hall (1235 Fifth St. Loop, W.) in Netarts. ...

Mar
3

Lecture on Alsea Tribal Life

March 3, 2019, Yachats

Learn about the pre-European inhabitants of the Cape Perpetua area from one of Cape Perpetua’s exceptional volunteers, Dick Mason. He will also take you on a quick and entertaining tour of world history that occurred while the Alsea were enjoying...

Mar
9

Nehalem Estuary Cleanup

March 9, 2019

Nehalem Estuary Cleanup Flyer

The 2019 Nehalem Estuary Cleanup will be taking place on Saturday, March 9. Spend a day making a lasting difference in the beautiful Nehalem Bay Estuary and community. Click here to get the latest details about this event. 

This event is open to all ages and co-hosted by the Lower Nehalem...

Mar
9

Lecture on Corvids and People

March 9, 2019, Yachats

Corvids are known as the bird brains of the avian world. If you've spent any time watching ravens, crows, and jays you know that's true and you probably have a story to tell. Besides being smart, these birds are among the most viewable of wildlife....

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...

Mar
16

Lecture on Tahkenitch Landing Site

March 16, 2019, Yachats

The Siuslaw National Forest is home to one of the oldest archaeological sites along the Central Oregon Coast. Tahkenitch Landing, seven miles north of Reedsport, provides intriguing insights into how humans responded to a changing environment between 8,000 and 3,000 years before present...

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

Sep
27

EcoFilm Festival

September 27, 2018, Portland

Beaver nibbling. | Photo courtesy of Portland Ecofilm Festival

The Portland EcoFilm Festival is the premier environmental film festival in the Pacific Northwest, showcasing films about nature, the environment, outdoor pursuits and eco-conscious living.  The organizers host a four-day...

Sep
27

Cascade Head Open House

September 27, 2018, Lincoln City

Cascade Head trail. | Photo by Dennis White
Cascade Head trail. | Photo by Dennis White

The Cascade Head Scenic Research Area Coordination Team invites the public to help develop a proposal for a sustainable trails plan for the Cascade Head Scenic Research Area. Community members are invited to attend a public meeting to learn about...

Sep
27

Heceta Head Lighthouse Hike

September 27, 2018, Newport

Heceta Head. Photo by Alex Derr.
Heceta Head. | Photo by Alex Derr.

The Newport 60+ Activity Center is inviting individuals (age 60+) to join them on a hike to Heceta Head Lighthouse on September 27, at 9 a.m. It will be a moderate 2.6 mile hike that is out and back. They will leave the 60+ Activity Center (20 SE 2nd,...

Sep
26

Imperiled Species Panel

September 26, 2018, Lincoln City

Sea otter at home in kelp.\Photo by Joe Platko.
Sea otter at home in kelp.\Photo by Joe Platko.

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

Sep
23

North Spit Hike

September 23, 2018, Coos Bay

North Spit at Coos Bay. | Photo by Greg Shine, BLM
North Spit at Coos Bay. | Photo by Greg Shine, BLM

The South Coast Striders invite the public to join them on a hike to Coos Bay's North Spit. This, of course, is the intended location of the proposed Jordan Cove LNG export terminal that Oregon Shores has been fighting for the past decade,...

Sep
22

Cape Perpetua BioBlitz

September 22, 2018, Yachats

View of Cape Perpetua from the Visitor Center.\Photo by Kirt Edblom.
View of Cape Perpetua from the Visitor Center.\Photo by Kirt Edblom.

An opportunity to take a guided walk and learn more about the ecosystems of Cape Perpetua, while assisting in inventorying species present in these habitats, is coming up on Saturday, Sept. 22, beginning at 11 a.m. ...

Sep
22

Birding at Brian Booth State Park

September 22, 2018, Seal Rock

Ona Beach State Park. | Photo by Darek Farmer
Ona Beach State Park. | Photo by Darek Farmer

The Yaquina Birders and Naturalists invite you to join them on a Guided Naturalist Walk at Brian Booth State Park (Parking Lot, US Hwy 101, Seal Rock) on Saturday September 22, from 8a.m.-10a.m.

Shorebirds, waterbirds and songbirds, this...

Sep
15

Invasive Plants Presentation

September 15, 2018, Yachats

 Policeman's Helmet, an invasive plant that threatens the north coat.\Photo courtesy of NCLC.
Policeman's Helmet, an invasive plant that threatens the north coat.\Photo courtesy of NCLC.

Non-native or invasive species are widespread throughout the landscape; some have detrimental effects to diverse habitats. The Cape Perpetua Visitor Center is hosting a presentation that considers...

Sep
15

Birding on the Bay

September 15, 2018, Netarts

Cormorants. | Photo by Ram Papish

Join in on this great event and discover loons, grebes, pelicans, cormorants and a variety of other seabirds from Netarts Bay, Whalen Island and south to the new Sitka Sedge State Park. This even is hosted by Friends of Netarts Bay Watershed, Estuary, Beach,...