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

Aug
21

Coastal Economic Summit

August 21, 2019, Florence

Florence, seen from the sea.|Photo by Alex Derr.

In what has become an annual tradition, the Oregon Legislative Coastal Caucus, made of the state legislators from the coast, is sponsoring a coastal Economic Summit, a two-day event designed to discuss the region’s economy and communities. ...

Aug
18

Dual South Coast Hikes

August 18, 2019, Langlois

The New River, seen from the air.\Photo by Alex Derr.

The Southcoast Striders are offering a “Summer Sampler” of two hikes to striking south coast sites on Sunday, Aug. 18.  The first takes place at the New River Area of Critical Environmental Concern (ACEC).  Meet at 10 a.m. at the ACEC...

Aug
13

Talk on Toxic Sprays

August 13, 2019, Nehalem

Lisa Arkin

The next speaker in the “Speaking Truth to Power” series sponsored by North Coast Citizens for Watershed Protection is Lisa Arkin, long-time executive director of Beyond Toxics.  She speaks on Tuesday, Aug. 13, at 6 p.m. in the North Coast Recreation District headquarters (36155...

Aug
10

Invasive Plant Swampathon

August 10, 2019, Knappa

Pulling Purple Loosestrife at Blind Slough.|Photo courtesy of NCLC.

A lot of restoration efforts take place in the Oregon coastal region, and we aren’t able to cover all of the in this calendar.  But one that is coming up is of particular interest, and poses an interesting challenge.  The...

Aug
9

Water and Art Event

August 9, 2019, Lincoln City

Coastal waterfall.\Photo by Molly Sultany.

On the evening of Friday, Aug. 9, beginning at 5 p.m., the Lincoln City Cultural Center (540 N.E. Hwy 101) will present “Source2,” a collaboration between the cultural center  and artists Liisa Rahkonen and Sandra Roumagoux (the latter both a former...

Aug
1

Habitat Restoration Lecture

August 1, 2019, Newport

Habitat along the Siletz River.\Photo by Dennis White.

The MidCoast Watersheds Council (MCWC) is looking within for its next speaker.  Presenting at the group’s meeting on Thursday, Aug. 1, 6:30 p.m. in the Newport Visual Arts Center (777 N.W. Beach Dr.), Room 205, will be Council...

Jul
25

Hearing on Mining Permit

July 25, 2019, Gold Beach

Pistol River mouth.\Photo by Bruce Swenson.

The Curry County Planning Commission will hold a hearing on a permit application for a mining project that could threaten the Pistol River at 5:30 p.m., Thursday, July 25, in the Curry County Annex Office Building, lower level (94235 Moore St.). ...

Jul
24

Meeting on Shoreline Armoring

July 24, 2019, Newport

Backhoe placing riprap on CoastWatch Mile 199.\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...

Jul
23

North Bend Pipeline Hearing

July 23, 2019, North Bend

Jordan Cove in foreground, with tip of North Bend to be crossed by pipeline in the distance.\Photo by Rena Olson.

The battle against the Jordan Cove Energy Project’s attempt to develop an LNG (liquefied natural gas) terminal on Coos Bay’s North Spit has many fronts.  One of these is Jordan...

Jul
18

Geology Walk

July 18, 2019, Seaside

Trail and Circle Creek.\Photo courtesy of NCLC.

The North Coast Land Conservancy (NCLC) offers a walk led by geologist Tom Horning on its property at Circle Creek, from 1 to about 3:30 p.m.  The event is free, but registration is required.  For more information, or to register, go...