Land Use Events

Aug
18

Global Warming Commission Meets

August 18, 2022


Eroding bluffs, such as this one at Falcon Cove, are a symptom of gloal warming.
Eroding bluffs, such as this one at Falcon Cove, are a symptom of global warming.\Photo courtesy of DOGAMI.

The Oregon Global Warming Commission will meet virtually on Thursday, Aug. 18, 1-4 p.m.

The Commission will hear an update on the Roadmap to 2035, the state’s long-range agenda for...

Aug
23

Hearing on Tillamook Riprap Case

August 23, 2022

 

Shoreline armoring at Pine Beach in process.
Shoreline armoring at Pine Beach in process.\Photo by Randy Stevenson.

At long last, the Land Use Board of Appeals (LUBA) will hold oral arguments on our appeal of Tillamook County’s decision to approve a massive riprap revetment at Pine Beach.  The hearing takes place on Tuesday, Aug. 23,...

Aug
28

Lola Lake and Beach Hike

August 28, 2022, Pistol River

 

Beach north of Crook Point.
Beach north of Crook Poin.\Photo by Paul Sherman.
Join the Kalmiopsis Audubon Society for a south coast hike to explore dune ecology and succession, search for rare plants, and do some birdwatching.  The hike, on the Lola Lake Loop and Beach Trail, just south of Pistol River in Curry...
Sep
21

Hearing on Tribal Water Management

September 21, 2022


Siuslaw River wetlands.
Siuslaw River wetlands.\Photo by Rena Olson.

The Confederated Tribes of Coos, Lower Umpqua and Siuslaw Indians (CTCLUSI) invites the public to review and comment on the Tribe’s draft Water Quality Standards (WQS). The online hearing takes place on Wednesday, Sept. 21, at 6 p.m.

WQS are...

Past Events

Jun
30

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...

Jun
24

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...

Jun
16

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...

Jun
14

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...

Jun
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...

May
27

Rockaway Beach Riprap Hearing

May 27, 2021

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 first public airing of this controversial demand takes place in a hearing before the...

May
24

Forest Habitat Webinar

May 24, 2021

 

Forest pond on Grass Mountain.\Photo by Loren Nelson.
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 Monday, May 24, 7 p.m.

Gabe Sheoships and Joshua Seeds will discuss...

May
22

Hike to Blacklock Point

May 22, 2021, Langlois

Blacklock Point.\Photo courtesy of Southcoast Striders.

The Southcoast Striders hiking group is offering a free expedition to Blacklock Point in Curry County.  As it happens, the is one of the sites that Oregon Shores is working to protect with a special Marine Conservation site designation...