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

Jun
13

Seminar on Marine and Forest Reserves

June 13, 2019, Newport

Otter Rock Marine Reserve.\Photo courtesy of ODFW.

The subject of how coastal residents feel about marine and forest reserve areas, to put it in unscientific terms, will be the subject of a seminar in the Guin Library at the Hatfield Marine Science Center (2030 S.E. Marine Science Dr.) in...

Jun
11

Talk on Forest Economics

June 11, 2019, Nehalem

 Heavily clearcut Jetty Creek watershed, source of Rockaway's water supply.\Photo by Shane Anderson.
Heavily clearcut Jetty Creek watershed, source of Rockaway's water supply.\Photo by Shane Anderson.

Economist Ernie Niemi will discuss “Big Timber and You: The Economics Made Easy” on Tuesday, June 11, 6 p.m. at the North Coast Recreation District headquarters (36155 9th St.) in Nehalem. ...

Jun
10

Talk on Forest Economics

June 10, 2019, Astoria

Clearcut in Jetty Creek watershed.\Phone by Trygve Steen.

Economist Ernie Niemi will speak on “Big Timber and You:  The Economics Made Easy,” on Monday, June 10, 6:30 p.m. in Towler Hall, Room 310, at Clatstop Community College (1651 Lexington Ave.) in Astoria.  The talk, free and open to...

Jun
8

Eel Lake Trail Hike

June 8, 2019, Lakeside

Eel Lake at Tugman State Park.\Photo courtesy of Wikimedia Commons.

The South Coast Striders hiking group invites the public along on what they describe as one of their favorite hikes, on the Eel Lake Trail.  Meet at 10 a.m. at the Tugman State Park Day Use Area.  The park (address 72549 Hwy...

Jun
5

Joint Meeting on Coos Bay Estuary

June 5, 2019, Coos Bay

Coos Bay shoreline and estuary, with North Spit in the background.\Photo by Jody McCaffree.
Coos Bay shoreline and estuary, with North Spit in the background.\Photo by Jody McCaffree.

A special, joint city-county planning commission meeting, involving Coos County and the cities of Coos Bay and North Bend, will be held on Wednesday, June 5, 6 p.m., at the Coos Bay Public Library...

May
26

Orca Awareness Day

May 26, 2019, Newport

Orcas off the Oregon coast.\Photo by Gary Ligi.
Orcas off the Oregon coast.\Photo by Gary Ligi.

June is Orca Action Month, and the American Cetacean Society’s Oregon Chapter is kicking things off a bit early on Sunday, May 26 at the Hatfield Marine Science Center (2030 Marine Science Dr. in the South Beach area of Newport), from 10 a.m....

May
24

Hearing on Rocky Shores

May 24, 2019, Salem

Thunder Rock, in Curry County.\Photo by Rena Olson.
Thunder Rock, in Curry County.\Photo by Rena Olson.

At its upcoming meeting Oregon’s Land Conservation and Development Commission (LCDC) will hold a hearing on the draft Rocky Habitat Management Strategy that the Ocean Policy Advisory Council has been developing over the past couple of...

May
22

Hearing on Territorial Sea Plan

May 22, 2019, Newport

Black Turban Snail, a rocky habitat denizen.\Photo by Steve Morey.
Black Turban Snail, a rocky habitat denizen.\Photo by Steve Morey.

Oregon’s Land Conservation and Development Commission (LCDC) will consider the newly emerging Rocky Habitat Management Strategy at its next meeting, March 23-24 in Salem.

A public hearing to give people on the coast a chance...