Land Use Events

Feb
3

LCDC Meets to Discuss Territorial Sea

February 3, 2022

Cape Blanco is one of the rocky habitat areas being considered for protection in the Rocky Habitat Management Strategy.\Photo by Randy Scholten.

Oregon’s Land Conservation and Development Commission (LCDC) meets on Thursday and Friday Feb. 3-4, and the Territorial Sea Plan is on the...

Feb
3

Eelgrass Talk

February 3, 2022

Eelgrass bed.\Photo courtesy of NOAA.

The MidCoast Watersheds Council presents a talk on eelgrass, a critical component of estuarine ecosystems, during its February meeting.  “Eelgrass in Oregon Estuaries” will be presented on Thursday, Feb. 3, at 6:30 p.m.  The event is free and open to...

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...

Feb
10

Talk on Tidal Wetlands

February 10, 2022

Laura Brophy in the field.

The Hatfield Marine Science Center’s Research Seminar Series continues online.  This week’s event, on Thursday, Feb. 10, at 3:30 p.m., features renowned wetland ecologist Laura Brophy, who studies Oregon’s estuarine and lower-river marshes and tidal swamps.  Her...

Mar
3

Webinar on Forest and Climate

March 3, 2022

Coastal forest habitat.\Photo by Alexis Garrett.

The MidCoast Watersheds Council hosts a talk on the intersection of forests and climate at its March meeting, Thursday, March 3, 6:30 p.m.  The topic: “This Ain’t Your Grandfather’s Forestry: Forest Management in a Changing Climate.” 

Kirk...

Mar
17

Meeting on Roads and Erosion

March 17, 2022

Erosion threatens Highway 101 at Beverly Beach.\Photo by Dennis White.

The state’s Department of Land Conservation and Development (DLCD) and its Coastal Management Program have convened an advisory committee to consider a very specific problem—protecting roads along the ocean, from Hwy 101...

Past Events

Jan
27

Panel Discussion of Forest Accord

January 27, 2022

Clearcut.\Photo by Alex Derr.

The Audubon Society of Lincoln City and Oregon Wild invite you to a webinar about Oregon’s new Private Forest Accord, “A Watershed Moment for the Future of Oregon’s Forests,” taking place online on Thursday, Jan 27, 6:30-7:30 p.m. Oregon Coast Community...

Jan
26

Open House on Oregon Coast Trail

January 26, 2022

Hiker on Cascade Head.\Photo by Dennis White.

The Oregon Coast Trail is a great resource, and theoretically links the entire Oregon coast, but in reality there are gaps. The public is invited to learn about plans to close gaps along the Oregon Coast Trail (OCT). Oregon Parks and Recreation...

Jan
26

Open House for Fish and Wildlife

January 26, 2022

Black oystercatchers, mother and chick, a species of conservation concern on the Oregon coast.\Photo by Heather Roskelley.

The Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife (ODFW) invites the public to a virtual Conservation Open House—the first of five this year—to discuss issues involving...

Jan
25

Meeting on Roads and Erosion

January 25, 2022

Erosion threatens Highway 101 at Beverly Beach.\Photo by Dennis White.

The state’s Department of Land Conservation and Development (DLCD) and its Coastal Management Program have convened an advisory committee to consider a very specific problem—protecting roads along the ocean, from Hwy 101...

Jan
16

Yardang Hike

January 16, 2022, Reedsport

Yardangs.\Photo by Dina Pavlis.

The Southcoast Striders hiking group offers a hike devoted to viewing “yardangs,” wind-sculpted, temporary sand structures in the dunes.  The hike, on Sunday, Jan. 16, beginning at 10 a.m., leaves from the Hall Lake Day Use Area (turn off Hwy 101 across from...

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...

Jan
6

Webinar on Monitoring Birds

January 6, 2022

Western Snowy Plover (not actually a migratory species, but still featured).\Photo by Molly Sultany.

Stellar photographer Roy Lowe will be the featured speaker at the MidCoast Watersheds Council’s community meeting on Thursday, Jan. 6, at 6:30 p.m.  The event is free and open to all.

Lowe,...

Dec
14

Talk on Decolonizing Ecology

December 14, 2021

Native American fishing.\Photo courtesy of the University of Washington.

The Northwest Climate Adaptation Science Center and the University of Washington College of the Environment Science Communication Program offer a presentation on “Decolonizing Ecology: Five Steps Towards More Inclusive...

Dec
9

Seminar on Dunes and Scarps

December 9, 2021

Dune scarp and driftwood.\Photo by Jeanne Finkbeiner.

The Hatfield Marine Science Center continues to offer its Thursday research seminar series online.  On Thursday, Dec. 9, 3:30 p.m., the topic will be waves, dunes, and dune scarps.  The event is free and open to the public.

Speaking on...

Dec
8

Meeting on Elliott State Forest

December 8, 2021

Elliott State Forest.

Conservationists have been working for many years to protect the Elliott State Forest, northeast of Coos Bay.  At first the battle was to prevent the state from selling it to private interests (a battle which Oregon Shores joined).  More recently, the effort is to find...