Land Use Events

Sep
21

Sitka Marsh Tour

September 21, 2019, Nehalem

Wildlife biologist Nancy Hoffman will lead a tour of Sitka Marsh on Nehalem Bay on Saturday, Sept. 21, 10 a.m. to noon.  The walk begins at the end of Tohl Road in Nehalem. 

This area is within the conservation lands held by the Lower Nehalem Community Trust, which...

Sep
24

Hearing on Elliott State Forest

September 24, 2019, Portland

Elliott State Forest.

Conservationists from throughout the state rallied a couple of years ago to prevent sale of the Elliott State Forest for logging.  The public now has a say in the Elliott’s future.  A public meeting on Tuesday, Sept. 24, in Portland provides an opportunity to speak up...

Sep
24

Sudden Oak Death Workshop

September 24, 2019, Pistol River

To learn more about a plant disease affecting south coast forests, attend “What’s New in Sudden Oak Death Research?”, a workshop led by Everett Hansen taking place on Tuesday, Sept. 24, 6-8:30 p.m., at the Pistol River Friendship Hall (24252 Carpenterville...

Sep
24

Meeting on Coping with Climate Change

September 24, 2019, Waldport

Local citizens concerned about the coming effects of climate change have organized a meeting to discuss how to mitigate such changes in Waldport.  The event, free and open to all, will take place on Tuesday, Sept. 24, 7-9 p.m., at the Waldport...

Sep
28

North Coast Watershed Event

September 28, 2019, Nehalem

A day-long exploration of watersheds and watershed-related issues, “Look Up!  It’s a Watershed Moment!” has been organized by North Coast Communities for Watershed Protection (NCCWP).  The event takes place at the North County Recreation District building (36155 9th St.)...

Oct
10

Marine Debris Talk

October 10, 2019, Manzanita

The Lower Nehalem Watershed Council invites the public to join them for a talk on “Marine Debris and Microplastics in Our Watersheds” on Thursday, Oct. 10, at 7 p.m. in the Pine Grove Community House (225 Laneda Ave.) in Manzanita.  The event is...

Oct
16

Workshop on Visitor Use

October 16, 2019 - October 17, 2019, Charleston

The coast may depend on visitors economically, but environmentally, tourism can have a major impact.  The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) is sponsoring a workshop on “Managing Visitor Use in Coastal and Marine Protected Areas” on Oct. 16...

Past Events

Sep
19

Talk on Forest Restoration

September 19, 2019, Astoria

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

 

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 Department of...
Sep
7

Arizona Beach Birding Trip

September 7, 2019, Port Orford

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 Arizona Beach.  The...

Sep
1

Cape Arago Trails Hike

September 1, 2019, Charleston

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 all.

There are two...

Aug
29

Invasive Plants Talk

August 29, 2019, Yachats

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

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 takes place Monday, Aug. 26, 5 p.m.,...

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...