Land Use Events

Jul
11

Eel Lake Hike

July 11, 2020

Eel Lake.\Photo courtesy of South Coast Striders.
Eel Lake.\Photo courtesy of South Coast Striders.

The South Coast Striders are sponsoring a hike along the Eel Lake Trail on Saturday, July 11, beginning at 10 a.m.  Meet at Tugman State Park, just north of Lakeside and south of Reedsport. (Turn into the park and follow the signs to the Eel...

Jul
16

BioBlitz Training Online

July 16, 2020

Cape Falcon Marine Reserve.\Photo by Tiffany Boothe.
Cape Falcon Marine Reserve.\Photo by Tiffany Boothe.

A BioBlitz is an intensive survey of a defined area with the goal of identifying all the species to be found in that area at one time, generally involving members of the public assisted by experts. It is a snapshot of biodiversity.  In...

Past Events

Sep
19

Talk on Forest Restoration

September 19, 2019, Astoria

The Forest Visions Project logo.

Ed Kerns, former logger turned environmental activist, will speak in Astoria on Thursday, Sept. 19, 6 p.m. (doors open at 5:30), in Columbia Hall, Room 219, at Clatsop Community College (1651 Lexington Ave.). The event, free and open to all, is sponsored by...

Sep
10

Water Quality Talk

September 10, 2019, Siletz

 

Siletz riverscape.\Photo by Dennis White.
The public is invited to the Siletz Watershed Council’s fall quarterly meeting for a talk on water quality, specifically about the Siletz watershed but potentially applicable anywhere.  Ryan Shojinaga, a water quality analyst with the state’s...
Sep
7

Arizona Beach Birding Trip

September 7, 2019, Port Orford

The beach at Arizona Beach State Recreation Site.\Photo by Lauren Kay.

A birding expedition to the beautiful, remote Arizona Beach area is on offer from the Kalmiopsis Audubon Society.  The “Let’s Go Birding” field trip, free and open to all, begins at 8:15 a.m. on Saturday, Sept. 7, at the...

Sep
1

Cape Arago Trails Hike

September 1, 2019, Charleston

Cape Arago Point (far right).\Photo by Alex Derr.

The South Coast Striders hiking group invites the public to join them on a hike at Cape Arago, south of Charleston in Coos County.  Meet at 9 a.m. on Sunday, Sept. 1, at the covered pavilion at Cape Arago Point.  The event is free and open to...

Aug
29

Invasive Plants Talk

August 29, 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, Aug. 29, at the Cape Perpetua Visitor Center (2400 Hwy 101, about three miles south of Yachats).   The first, of more direct interest...

Aug
27

Coos Bay Navigability Hearing.

August 27, 2019, Coos Bay

LNG protesters in Coos County.\Photo by Jody McCaffree.

The Coos Bay City Council will hold a public hearing on the channel alteration proposed by the Jordan Cove Energy Project to facilitate the use of Coos Bay by LNG (liquefied natural gas) tankers.  The hearing takes place on Tuesday,...

Aug
27

Meeting on Shoreline Armoring

August 27, 2019, Newport

Riprap being installed at Wakonda Beach.\Photo by Woody Dukes.

The Department of Land Conservation (DLCD) has convened a focus group to review the state’s administration of its policies concerning shoreline armoring (aka beachfront protection structures), typically riprap.  This group is...

Aug
26

Meeting on Saving the Dunes

August 26, 2019, Roseburg

Volunteers restoring the Oregon Dunes by removing Scotch Broom.\Photo by Dina Pavlis.

The Oregon Dunes Restoration Collaborative invites the public to an event that will provide an brief introduction to the Oregon Dunes, the threats they face, and strategies for preserving them.  The meeting...

Aug
23

Lamprey Lecture

August 23, 2019, Gold Beach

Lamprey in its habitat.\Photo courtesy of U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.

Biologist Stewart Reid will give a talk on the lamprey, an ancient creature, neither fish nor eel, that inhabits coastal watersheds and holds great cultural significance for Native Americans.  His talk, discussing...