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
23

Ocean-Facing Roads Comment Opportunity

August 23, 2022, Newport

 

Erosion threatens Ocean Road in Yachats.
Erosion threatens Ocean Road in Yachats.\Photo by Susan Mackinnon.

Oregon’s Land Conservation and Development Commission (LCDC) is considering a change to the state’s land use rules to allow shoreline armoring to protect roads adjacent to the ocean shore, including Highway 101.  The hearing...

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...

Sep
22

Ocean-Facing Roads Rulemaking Session

September 22, 2022, John Day

 

Erosion along highway at Beverly Beach.
Erosion along highway at Beverly Beach.\Photo by Dennis White.

Oregon’s Land Conservation and Development Commission (LCDC) is considering a change to the state’s land use rules to allow shoreline armoring to protect roads adjacent to the ocean shore, including Highway 101.  The hearing on...

Past Events

Apr
10

Snowy Plover Patrol Training

April 10, 2021

Snowy plover exclosure, to protect a nesting area.\Photo courtesy of USFWS.

Portland Audubon is partnering with Oregon Parks and Recreation Department and the Institute for Natural Resources to monitor endangered Western Snowy Plovers at four sites on the North Coast (from Clatsop Spit near...

Apr
8

Talk on Forest Economics

April 8, 2021

Clearcut in the Jetty Creek watershed, source of Rockaway's drinking water.\Photo by Trygve Steen.

On Thursday, April 8, starting at 6 p.m., North Coast Communities for Watershed Protection will be hosting a Zoom talk featuring economist Ernie Niemi.  For more than 40 years, Niemi has...

Apr
3

Snowy Plover Patrol Training

April 3, 2021

Western Snowy Plover.\Photo by Cathy Tronquet.

Portland Audubon is partnering with Oregon Parks and Recreation Department and the Institute for Natural Resources to monitor endangered Western Snowy Plovers at four sites on the North Coast (from Clatsop Spit near Astoria to the Sitka Sedge...

Apr
2

Snowy Plover Patrol Training

April 2, 2021

Snowy plovers at South Beach.\Photo by Molly Sultany.

Portland Audubon is partnering with Oregon Parks and Recreation Department and the Institute for Natural Resources to monitor endangered Western Snowy Plovers at four sites on the North Coast (from Clatsop Spit near Astoria to the Sitka...

Apr
1

Environmental DNA Presentation

April 1, 2021

Dr. Kellie Carim in the field.

The MidCoast Watershed Council, now holding its community meetings online, offers a virtual presentation on environmental DNA sampling.  Dr. Kellie Carim will present “What’s in the Stream? Finding Species Through eDNA Sampling” at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, April...

Mar
30

Panel on Climate-Resilient Future

March 30, 2021

Climate protest.\Photo courtesy of Compact.

The Climate Impacts Group, based at the University of Washington, is celebrating its 25th year with a series of talks.  The CIG, a pioneering effort to study the effects of climate at the local level when it began, studies likely impacts of climate...

Mar
26

Knotweed Webinar

March 26, 2021

Knotweed on a stream bank.\Photo courtesy of King County, Wash.

Knotweed is an invasive species that can do great damage to riparian systems.  The Pacific Northwest Invasive Plant Council is the local sponsor of a presentation by the Society for Ecological Restoration on knotweed and how to...

Mar
16

South Slough Virtual Tour

March 16, 2021

Sough Slough.\Photo courtesy of South Slough NERR

Bandon’s Shoreline Education for Awareness (SEA) offers a virtual “Watershed Tour of the South Slough Reserve,” on Tuesday March 16, at 6:30 p.m.  The event is free and open to all.

Alice Yeates, the presenter, will provide a brief overview of...

Mar
11

Beaver Believer Presentation

March 11, 2021

Beaver swimming.\Photo courtesy of Smith River Alliance.

The Nature Matters series, long held at the Fort George Brewery in Astoria, is being held online these days, which does make it more widely available.  Next up, on Thursday, March 11, is beaver advocate Jakob Shockey.

Shockey has been...

Mar
8

Hearing on Climate Bill

March 8, 2021

Oregon State Capitol Building.\Photo courtesy of Oregon Conservation Network.

HB 2488, which seeks to address climate change and environmental justice, has an online hearing on Monday, March 8, during a 1 p.m. meeting of the House Committee on Energy and Environment.  The portion of the...