Land Use Events

Jan
23

Pub Talk on Terminal Land Use

January 23, 2020, Newport

NASA image of asteroid Vesta. This one missed.

We usually focus closely on the Oregon coast in covering land use matters.  Global catastrophe is a little out of our line.  Still, a cosmic collision could drastically rearrange the Oregon coast, and end land use planning (not to mention the...

Jan
28

FERNS Training Session

January 28, 2020, Tillamook

Coastal forest habitat.\Photo by Alexis Garrett.

The Forest Activity Electronic Reporting and Notification System (FERNS) is a website that enables citizens to track forestry activities such as clearcutting and spraying.  Those planning such forest activities must notify of their intent...

Feb
6

Talk on Wetland Carbon Storage

February 6, 2020, Newport

Intertidal marsh.\Photo courtesy of MidCoast Watersheds Council.

Craig Cornu will speak on “Pacific Northwest Tidal Wetlands and Their Part to Mitigate the Effects of Climate Change” on Thursday, Feb. 6, 6:30 p.m., at the Pacific Maritime Heritage Center (333 S.E. Bay Blvd.) in Newport.  The...

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...

Mar
18

Talk 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...

May
13

Lecture on Land Management

May 13, 2020, Cannon Beach

Cape Falcon, where the rainforest meets the sea. (No photo credit.)

The Friends of Haystack Rock Lecture Series will feature a presentation on conservation land management on Wednesday, May 13, 7 p.m. in the Cannon Beach Library (131 N. Hemlock St.). The event is free and open to all.

The...

Past Events

Oct
24

Lecture on Estuary Habitat Loss

October 24, 2019, Newport

Yaquina Bay marsh.\Photo by Bob Loewen.

Wetland ecologist Laura Brophy will speak on “Insights into estuary habitat loss in the western United State using a new method for mapping maximum extent of tidal wetlands" on Thursday, Oct. 24, 3:30 p.m. in the Guin Library Seminar Room at the...

Oct
22

Jordan Cove Eelgrass Hearing

October 22, 2019, Coos Bay

Eelgrass.\Photo by York Johnson.

As part of its plan to construct an LNG (liquefied natural gas) facility on Coos Bay’s North Spit, the Jordan Cove Energy Project proposes to dredge up eelgrass beds that are crucial to the estuarine ecosystem, and then develop new eelgrass beds elsewhere (as...

Oct
19

Dellenback Dunes Hike

October 19, 2019, Lakeside

Dunes traversed by the Dellenback Trail.

The Southcoast Striders invite the public to explore the Oregon dunes via the Dellenback Dunes Trail.  The hike takes place on Saturday, Oct. 19, starting at 9 a.m. at the trailhead next to the S. Eel Creek Campground, near Lakeside (about 15 miles...

Oct
19

Guided Naturalist Walk

October 19, 2019, Newport

Dowitchers.\Photo by Peter Pearsall, USFWS.

The Yaquina Birders & Naturalists are offering a guided nature walk on Saturday, Oct. 19, from 9 to about 11 a.m., which will explore both the Yaquina Bay shoreline and the south jetty.  Meet in the visitor center parking lot at the Hatfield Marine...

Oct
19

Fossil Field Trip

October 19, 2019, Netarts

The Friends of Netarts Bay Watershed, Estuary, Beach, and Sea (WEBS) host a fossil field trip on Saturday, Oct. 19, beginning at 9 a.m.  Exact location for the start of the field trip revealed to those who RSVP.

To quote WEBS:  “Digging deep into the Netarts Bay area helps us piece together...

Oct
16

Parking Plan Town Hall

October 16, 2019, Pacific City

horeline armoring (both riprap and seawalls) dominates the Lincoln City shoreline.\Photo by Dennis White.

The Tillamook County Board of Commissioners has organized a Town Hall concerning the controversial Pacific City/Woods Parking Management Plan.  The session takes place on Wednesday, Oct....

Oct
16

Workshop on Visitor Use

October 16, 2019 - October 17, 2019, Charleston

South Slough.\Photo courtesy of South Slough NERR.

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...

Oct
10

Marine Debris Talk

October 10, 2019, Manzanita

Dorothy Horn with research subject.

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 free.

The...

Oct
10

Talk on Fire Permeable Communities

October 10, 2019, Port Orford

Aftermath of the Chetco Bar Fire in Curry County.|Photo courtesy of Curry Fire Prevention.

Fire expert Rich Fairbanks will give a presentation on how to make communities and homes safer in our increasingly fire-prone climate on Thursday, Oct. 10, 6:30-8 p.m. in the Port Orford  Public...

Oct
9

Talk on Fire Permeable Communities

October 9, 2019, Brookings

ftermath of the Chetco Bar fire in Curry County.\Photo courtesy of Oregon State Library.

Fire expert Rich Fairbanks will give a presentation on how to make communities and homes safer in our increasingly fire-prone climate on Wednesday, Oct. 9, 6:30-8 p.m. in the Chetco Public Library (405...