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
7

Hearing on Geologic Hazards

October 7, 2019, Newport

Preliminary work on the proposed development on Newport Spring Street that triggered the proposed city code change.\Photo by Elaine Karnes.

At the request of Oregon Shores member Mona Linstromberg, backed by Oregon Shores, the city of Newport has been considering a change to the city’s...

Oct
5

Dune and Lake Hike

October 5, 2019, Reedsport

Rainbow leads the way in the Oregon Dunes.\Photo by Dina Pavlis.

The Southcoast Striders are offering a hike on the Tahkenitch Dunes Trail, which for energetic hikers could lead on to a hike on the Threemile Lake Trail as well. The full hike will provide a window into the great diversity of...

Sep
30

Jordan Cove Land Use Hearing

September 30, 2019, Coquille

Jordan Cove and the North Spit.\Photo by Rena Olson.

The attempt by the Jordan Cove Energy Project to site an LNG (liquefied natural gas) export terminal on Coos Bay’s North Spit has generated numerous land use applications to the cities of Coos Bay and North Bend, and Coos County (as well...

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.) in Nehalem, from...

Sep
24

Meeting on Coping with Climate Change

September 24, 2019, Waldport

Alsea Bay entrance and Waldport's downtown to the right.\Photo by Alex Derr.

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....

Sep
24

Sudden Oak Death Workshop

September 24, 2019, Pistol River

Tanoak suffering from sudden oak disease.\Photo courtesy of Tree Solutions.

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...

Sep
24

Jordan Cove Eelgrass Hearing

September 24, 2019, Coos Bay

Eelgrass.\Photo by York Johnson.

In pursuit of its proposal to develop an LNG (liquefied natural gas) export terminal on Coos Bay’s North Spit, the Jordan Cove Energy Project is requesting approval of an Estuarine Permit #187-19-000035-PLNG to authorize development of an “Eelgrass Mitigation...

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
21

Sitka Marsh Tour

September 21, 2019, Nehalem

Sitka Marsh in Nehalem.\Photo by Roger Ross.

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...