Land Use Events

Jan
27

Discussion on Climate Resilience and Covid

January 27, 2021

The Climate Impacts Group, based at the University of Washington, is celebrating its 25th year with a series of talks.  The CIG, a pioneering effort to study the effects of climate at the local level when it began, studies likely impacts of climate change on the Pacific Northwest.

The second...

Jan
27

Training for Clearcut Resistance

January 27, 2021

Clearcut in Siuslaw National Forest.\Photo by Alex Derr, with support from Lighthawk.

Coastal citizens concerned about the impact of clearcut logging on public drinking water supplies are invited to a special training session for those interested in getting involved in the issue, taking...

Mar
30

Panel on Climate-Resilient Future

March 30, 2021

Climate protest.\Photo courtesy of Compact.

The Climate Impacts Group, based at the University of Washington, is celebrating its 25th year with a series of talks.  The CIG, a pioneering effort to study the effects of climate at the local level when it began, studies likely impacts of climate...

Past Events

Mar
19

Webinar on Jordan Cove

March 19, 2020

North Spit from the north, with Jordan Cove at top of photo.\Photo by Alex Derr.
North Spit from the north, with Jordan Cove at top of photo.\Photo by Alex Derr.


As much conservation work shifts online during the coronavirus crisis, here’s a chance to learn more about the battle against the proposed Jordan Cove LNG terminal.  The colorfully named Great Old Broads,...

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...