Land Use Events


Strategy Meeting on Climate and Forests

August 7, 2021, Newport

Clearcuts in the Coast Range.\Photo by Alex Derr.

The Coast Range Association (CRA) invites concerned citizens to a “Climate and Oregon’s Industrial Forests strategy meeting” on Saturday, Aug. 7, at the Newport Recreation Center (225 S.E. Avery), Room 117.  The subject will be the CRA’s...


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...

Past Events


Webinar on Forest Structure

July 15, 2021

Old growth trees along Oregon Coast Trail help to create forest structure.\Photo by Rena Olson.

The Lower Nehalem Community Trust offers a webinar on the importance of forest habitats.  “The Impact of Forest Structure on Water Quality and Native Fish” takes place on Thursday, July 15, at 6...


New River Hike

July 10, 2021, Langlois

Aerial view of the New River.\Photo by Alex Derr, with support from Lighthawk.

The Southcoast Striders hiking group offer an expedition to an important habitat area, the New River, which runs south to north behind the foredune.  The hike takes place on Saturday, July 10, beginning at 10...


Webinar on Wildlife and Noise

July 8, 2021

Hairy Woodpecker at Beaver Creek.\Photo by Molly Sultany.

The Hatfield Marine Science Center’s research seminar series continues online.  Next up is a talk on how the noise human beings have foisted on the environment may be affected wildlife.  “How wildlife respond to natural noise:  a...


Lincoln County Hearing on Shoreline Armoring

June 30, 2021

The eroding shoreline at Lincoln Beach.\Photo by Linda Fink.

Note:  The hearing described here, which was to take place May 24, has been delayed.  At present the county has stated only that it will take place in "late June," so we aren't actually sure of the date.  The new date will be...


Rockaway Beach Riprap Hearing 2

June 24, 2021

The WorldMark Gleneden perches on an eroding bluff.\Photo by Dennis White.

The desire of some property owners to riprap lots in the Rockaway Beach area is leading to challenge to Oregon’s land use laws, particularly Goal 18, which guides planning for beaches and dunes.  The second public...


Virtual Tour of Rainforest Reserve

June 16, 2021

Onion Peak in the Rainforest Reserve.\Photo by Tom Horning.

The North Coast Land Conservancy has been establishing its Rainforest Reserve, providing continuous protected habitat from the coastal mountain peaks to the Cape Falcon Marine Reserve offshore, for a number of years.  The...


Lincoln County Hearing on Goal 18

June 14, 2021

Searidge Condos in Lincoln Beach, one of threatened sites.\Photo by Loren Nelson.

On Monday, June 14, at 7 PM, the Lincoln County Planning Commission will hold a live virtual public hearing on three different proposals from multiple applicants seeking a Goal 18, Implementation Requirement 5...


Eel Lake Hike

June 5, 2021, Lakeside

The Southcoast Striders offer a hike along the Eel Lake Trail—or rather, two hikes.  The shorter will be four miles out and back on a fairly level trail along the southern edge of the lake.  Those wishing even shorter hikes can turn back earlier.

The longer hike is six miles to the end of the...