Land Use Events

Jun
16

Virtual Tour of Rainforest Reserve

June 16, 2021

Onion Peak in the Rainforest Reserve.\Photo by Tom Horning.

The North Coast Land Conservancy has been establishing its Rainforest Reserve, providing continuous protected habitat from the coastal mountain peaks to the Cape Falcon Marine Reserve offshore, for a number of years.  The...

Jun
24

Rockaway Beach Riprap Hearing 2

June 24, 2021

The WorldMark Gleneden perches on an eroding bluff.\Photo by Dennis White.

The desire of some property owners to riprap lots in the Rockaway Beach area is leading to challenge to Oregon’s land use laws, particularly Goal 18, which guides planning for beaches and dunes.  The second public...

Jun
30

Lincoln County Hearing on Shoreline Armoring

June 30, 2021

The eroding shoreline at Lincoln Beach.\Photo by Linda Fink.

Note:  The hearing described here, which was to take place May 24, has been delayed.  At present the county has stated only that it will take place in "late June," so we aren't actually sure of the date.  The new date will be...

Past Events

Mar
18

Lecture on North Coast Ecology

March 18, 2020, Seaside

Nehalem Bay on the north coast.\Photo by Dennis White.

Katie Voelke, a biologist and the executive director of the North Coast Land Conservancy, will speak on “North Coast Ecology:  A Picture of Diversity” on Wednesday, March 18, 6 p.m. at the Seaside Public Library (1131 Broadway).  Her...

Mar
17

Fisheries Update

March 17, 2020, Siletz

Paul Olmsted.

At the Siletz Watershed Council’s spring quarterly meeting, the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife’s Mid-Coast Assistant District Fish Biologist, Paul Olmsted, will speak about “Mid-Coast Fisheries, Stock Status, and Restoration.”  The event, free and open to all, takes...

Mar
16

Cancelled: Talk on Climate Change

March 16, 2020, Lincoln City

Siuslaw River during a king tide, a preview of conditions under sea level rise.\Photo by Alex Derr, with support from Lighthawk.

Alert:  This event has been cancelled due to coronavirus concerns.  The intention is to reschedule at a later date.  Watch this space for updated information when...

Mar
14

Cancelled--Landscape Restoration Talk

March 14, 2020, Yachats

A scene from the Fivemile-Bell restoration project area.\Photo courtesy of Siuslaw Watershed Council.

Cancelled:  This event has been cancelled as a precaution in addressing the coronavirus situation.  The organziers intend to re-schedule.

A major forest habitat restoration project will be...

Mar
12

Pub Talk on Tideland Forests

March 12, 2020, Pacific City

Laura Brophy in the field.

Laura Brophy, director of the Estuary Technical Group within the Institute for Applied Ecology will give a “Science on Tap Talk on “Little-known forests of the tidelands:  Oregon’s magnificent tidal swamps, past and present,” on Thursday, March 12, 6-8 p.m. at the...

Mar
12

Seminar on Wetlands and Salmon

March 12, 2020, Newport

Salmon River estuary.\Photo by Dennis White.

Fisheries biologist Dan Bottom will speak on “Reconnecting Estuarine Wetlands and Salmon Life Histories” as part of the HMSC Seminar Series in the Guin Library seminar room at the Hatfield Marine Science Center (2030 S.E. Marine Science Dr.) in...

Mar
11

Pub Talk on Salmon River

March 11, 2020, Newport

Salmon River estuary.\Photo courtesy of ODFW.

Long-time Oregon fisheries biologist Dan Bottom will be the featured speaker for Wednesday, March 11, edition of the OSU Science on Tap series.  The event takes place at 6 p.m. (doors open at 5) at the Rogue Brewery’s South Beach location (2320...

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...