Land Use Events


Webinar on Habitat Connectivity

July 13, 2022

Photo of the Long Beach Peninsula, Washington coastline.\Photo by Visit Long Beach Peninsula
Long Beach Peninsula, Washington./Photo by Visit Long Beach Peninsula

We don’t usually list Washington-oriented events here, but habitat connectivity is as important in Oregon as it is in Washington, and the issues are highly similar.  Oregonians (and our many members who are Washington...


Webinar on Pesticide Spraying

July 27, 2022


Spraying an Oregon forest.
Spraying an Oregon forest.\Photo courtesy of OFRI.

The North Coast Communities for Watershed Protection (NCCWP) are offering a webinar, “It’s Spray Season,” for those concerned about water quality.  The online event, free and open to all, takes place on Wednesday, July 27, at 6...


Cape Falcon Marine Reserve Walk

August 11, 2022, Arch Cape

Cape Falcon, viewing the marine reserve.
Cape Falcon, viewing the marine reserve.\Photo by Alex Derr.

The North Coast Land Conservancy (NCLC) offers a “walk and talk” on the Elk Flats Trail to Devil’s Cauldron, within Oswald West State Park.  The event, from 10 a.m. to noon on Thursday, Aug. 11, is free and open to all, but...

Past Events


Talk on Prescribed Fire

August 5, 2021

Cascade Head.\Photo by Alex Derr.

The MidCoast Watersheds Council at its August meeting—online and open to all—is sponsoring  talk on “Prescribed Fire on the Oregon Coast:  the Case of Cascade Head.”  The event takes place on Thursday, Aug. 5, 6:30 p.m.

Speaking will be Aaron Groth, regional...


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...