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

Sep
19

Talk on Forest Restoration

September 19, 2019, Astoria

The Forest Visions Project logo.

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

 

Siletz riverscape.\Photo by Dennis White.
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...
Sep
7

Arizona Beach Birding Trip

September 7, 2019, Port Orford

The beach at Arizona Beach State Recreation Site.\Photo by Lauren Kay.

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...

Sep
1

Cape Arago Trails Hike

September 1, 2019, Charleston

Cape Arago Point (far right).\Photo by Alex Derr.

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...

Aug
29

Invasive Plants Talk

August 29, 2019, Yachats

Dr. Jim Nechols on the Hobbit Trail.

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

Volunteers restoring the Oregon Dunes by removing Scotch Broom.\Photo by Dina Pavlis.

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...

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...