Land Use Events


Webinar on Eelgrass

May 26, 2022

Eelgrass fringing a mudflat in Coos Bay.\Photo by Mike Graybill.

Oregon Shores is collaborating with conservation allies to offer a monthly webinar series about the Coos Bay estuary. Coos Bay could be the focus of major development proposals soon—both a major container port and facilities...


Talk on Climate and Salmon

June 2, 2022

Rebecca Flitcroft in the field.
Rebecca Flitcroft in the field.


Native aquatic species are adapted to survive the wide range of conditions present in their natural habitats. From small headwaters streams to salty tidal channels, few species have such diverse behaviors as salmonids. The complexity of their genetic lineage...

Past Events


ODFW Conservation Open House

March 30, 2022

Red-necked phalarope, a coastal species under ODFW's protection.\Photo by Molly Sultany.

The Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife (ODFW) has been holding a series of “conservation open houses,” introducing various aspects of the department’s work and giving the public a chance to provide...


Talk on Offshore Wind Energy

March 29, 2022

Mike Graybill scans the Coos Bay estuary.\Photo by Toni Greaves, Pew Foundation.

Bandon’s Shoreline Education for Awareness (SEA) hosts an online talk on “Offshore Wind Energy” on Tuesday, March 29, 6 p.m.

The speaker is Mike Graybill, retired manager of the South Slough National Estuarine...


Discussion of Lincoln City’s Future

March 26, 2022, Lincoln City

Shoreline at Lincoln City's Roads End, with Cascade Head in the distance.\Photo courtesy of ODFW

The Cascade Head Biosphere Reserve Collaborative is hosting a public, in-person discussion of Lincoln City’s future on Saturday, March 26, 2-3:30 p.m., at the Lincoln City Cultural Center (540...


Accessibility Listening Session

March 21, 2022

Photo of beach access point at Otter Rock by Sara Schreiber.
The access point to the beach at Otter Rock is difficult for many people to navigate.\Photo by Sara Schreiber.

Oregon State Parks is developing new Accessibility Design Standards and hosting four workshops through June, starting with a Listening Session on Monday, March 21, beginning at 6...


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...


Science on Tap: Coastal Hazards

March 16, 2022

High tide erodes bluffs at Lincoln Beach.\Photo by Fran Recht.

The Hatfield Marine Science Center continues its “Science on Tap” lecture series.  In the covid era, the talks are online.  The downside is that instead of imbibing with fellow science enthusiasts, you have to pour your own in...


Clatsop County Hearing on Natural Hazards

March 8, 2022

A king tide on the Clatsop County coast, a preview of todal flooding anticipated with climate change.\Photo courtesy of ORKingTides.

Clatsop County is updating its comprehensive plan, and the current focus is on how statewide planning Goal 7, concerning natural hazards, is covered in the...


Meeting on Wind Energy and Fisheries

March 4, 2022

Closeup of an offshore wind turbine.\Photo courtesy of Cornell University.

The federal Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) is developing a plan to open the ocean in federal waters off Oregon’s shore to wind energy development.  This is a form of renewable energy, but it also poses...