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
23

Party in Pistol River for Mining-Free South Coast Streams

October 23, 2015, Gold Beach

Photo of the Pistol River at sunset by Kem Morrish.
Opponents of nickel mine schemes that could afflict the near-pristine rivers of the southern Oregon coast will celebrate recent successes and point toward future activism with a party on Friday, Oct. 23, 5:30 p.m. at the Pistol River Friendship Hall, 24252 Carpenterville Hwy., Gold...

Oct
23

Roam the Wild Edge Book Release in Astoria

October 23, 2015, Astoria

Photo of North Coast Land Conservancy's Katie Voelke.
Our colleagues with the North Coast Land Conservancy (NCLC) are planning a gala evening celebrating coastal conservation and release of the landscape-celebrating book The Wild Edge: Freedom to Roam the Pacific Coast (Braided River), a photographic journey from the deep ocean to the summit of...
Sep
26

Rally against LNG By Land and Sea

September 26, 2015, North Bend

Poster for rally with image of kayakers in Coos Bay.
Opponents of the LNG (liquefied natural gas) plan proposed for Jordan Cove on Coos Bay’s North Spit are rallying this Saturday, Sept. 26, from noon to 6 p.m.  The “Seize the Day, Save the Bay” event takes place at Ferry Road Park in North Bend (directly east of the south end of the North...
Sep
24

Kelso Public Hearing on Liquefied Natural Gas Plans

September 24, 2015, Kelso

Photo of proposed LNG plant site on Skipanon Peninsula.
This is one of three local hearings to gather public input on the LNG plant that is proposed for the Skipanon Peninsula (see related article). Speakers’ slots are only three minutes long, so detailed testimony isn’t possible. Personal statements about issues such as the loss of wetlands and...
Sep
23

Ridgefield Public Hearing on Liquefied Natural Gas Plans

September 23, 2015, Ridgefield

Photo of proposed LNG plant site on Skipanon Peninsula.
This is one of three local hearings to gather public input on the LNG plant that is proposed for the Skipanon Peninsula (see related article). Speakers’ slots are only three minutes long, so detailed testimony isn’t possible. Personal statements about issues such as the loss of wetlands and...
Sep
22

Vernonia Public Hearing on Liquefied Natural Gas Plans

September 22, 2015, Vernonia

Photo of proposed LNG plant site on Skipanon Peninsula.
This is one of three local hearings to gather public input on the LNG plant that is proposed for the Skipanon Peninsula (see related article). Speakers’ slots are only three minutes long, so detailed testimony isn’t possible. Personal statements about issues such as the loss of wetlands and...
Aug
11

Public Invited to Help Plan for Lincoln County Parks

August 11, 2015 - August 12, 2015

The Oregon Parks and Recreation Department (OPRD), otherwise known as State Parks, is engaged in comprehensive planning for the future of parks in its South Beach and Beverly Beach planning units, which essentially cover the entire Lincoln County coast. A set of public meetings is coming up...