Land Use Events

Oct
27

Salmon Restoration Symposium

October 27, 2021, Ocean Shores

Sockeye salmon spawning.\Photo courtesy of ODFW.

The 2021 Coast Region Symposium will be held in Ocean Shores, Washington, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Wednesday, October 27.  The theme is “Restoration to Resilience:  Salmon Habitat in a Changing Climate.”  The event is free and open to all, but...

Nov
9

Butterfly Webinar

November 9, 2021

Silverspot Butterfly.\Photo courtesy of USFWS.

Shoreline Education for Awareness (SEA) presents “Research and Restoration Intertwine to Save an Imperiled Butterfly,” a panel discussion by several U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service biologists about efforts to rescue the endangered Silverspot...

Nov
19

Lecture on Climate and Wildfire

November 19, 2021

Fire at Echo Mountain.\Photo courtesy of Lincoln County.

The Oregon Institute of Marine Biology’s fall seminar series is taking place online again this year.  The talks take place at 4 p.m. on Fridays.  These events are free and open to the public, but it is necessary to request access in...

Jan
11

Talk on South Coast Geology

January 11, 2022

Ron Metzger leading a field trip.

Shoreline Education for Awareness (SEA) presents a “Geologic Overview of Oregon’s South Coast” on Tuesday, Jan. 11, at 6 p.m.  The online event is free and open to all.

The speaker is Ron Metzger, a professor of geology at Southwestern Oregon Community...

Feb
8

Webinar on Coquille Tribe History

February 8, 2022

The Coquille River watershed.\Photo by Rena Olson, with support from Lighthawk.

Shoreline Education for Awareness (SEA) presents a talk on the “History and Culture of the Coquille Tribe” on Tuesday, Feb. 8, 2022, at 6 p.m.  The online event is free and open to all.

The speaker is Kassandra...

Past Events

Oct
21

Eelgrass Seminar

October 21, 2021

Submerged eelgrass on a bay bottom.\Photo by Adam Obaza.

The Hatfield Marine Science Center’s Research Seminar Series continues online.  The next event, on Thursday, Oct. 21, at 3:30 p.m., focuses on a familiar occupant of our estuaries—eelgrass.

James Kaldy, of the Pacific Coastal Ecology...

Oct
16

Dellenback Dunes Hike

October 16, 2021, Lakeside

Hikers on the Dellenback Dunes Trail.\Photo courtesy of Southcoast Striders.

The Southcoast Striders invite interested hikers to join them on a hike on the Dellenback Dunes Trail, beginning at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Oct. 16.  While the hike is limited to about 15 people, if there is enough...

Oct
7

Seminar on Climate Change Research

October 7, 2021

Slash burning visible from Cape Lookout State Park.\Photo by Allison Asbjornsen.

The Hatfield Marine Science Center’s Research Seminar Series is resuming for the fall.  These events, free and open to all, take place online at 3:30 p.m. on Thursdays.

First up this fall, on Thursday, Oct. 7,...

Sep
26

Tahkenitch Dunes Hike

September 26, 2021, Gardiner

Tahkenitch Lake and Dunes from the air.\Photo by Alex Derr.
Tahkenitch Lake and Dunes from the air.\Photo by Alex Derr.

The Southcoast Striders hiking group offers a group tour of the Tahkenitch Dunes Trail and Threemile Lake on Sunday, Sept. 26, 9:30 a.m. 

Both a long and a short hike are offered.  Registration is essential.  To register, go...

Sep
15

Invasive Species Seminar

September 15, 2021

Gorse is an all-too-familiar invasive species on the coast.\Photo by Lloyd Maxfield.

The Northwest Regional Invasive Species and Climate Change Network, a partnership among regional agencies and organizations to address the nexus of climate change and invasive species, is holding a virtual...

Sep
10

Webinar on Drinking Water

September 10, 2021

Sweet Creek Falls.\Photo by Dennis White.

350 Oregon Central Coast, MidCoast Watersheds Council, and Citizens for a Better Lincoln County are sponsoring a Zoom presentation by John Wros of The Conservation Fund to describe how central Oregon coast communities can take steps to protect and...

Sep
4

Humbug Mountain Hike

September 4, 2021, Port Orford

View of Humbug Mountain.\Photo courtesy of Southcoast Striders.

The Southcoast Striders hiking group is offering two simultaneous hikes at Humbug Mountain, one of the south coast’s most prominent features.  The hikes begin at 9:30 a.m. at the Humbug Mountain trailhead, about six miles south...

Sep
2

Talk on Financing Restoration

September 2, 2021

Stream restoration project in action.\Photo courtesy of MidCoast Watersheds Council.

For its summer meeting, the MidCoast Watersheds Assn. hosts a talk on “Financing Watershed Protection.”  The event, free and open to all, takes place on Thursday, Sept. 2, at 6:30 p.m.

Speaker will be Ben...

Aug
31

Forum on Protecting Watersheds

August 31, 2021

Clearcutting aftermath in Alsea drainage.\Photo by Rena Olson, with support from Lighthawk.

The Forest Waters Coalition is offering a “Forest Waters Watch” forum on Tuesday, Aug. 31, beginning at 5 p.m.

This forum will be an opportunity for networking, storytelling, and resource sharing...