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

May
26

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...

May
21

Valedictory Geology Lecture

May 21, 2022, Coos Bay

 

Ron Metzger conducting a field trip.
Ron Metzger conducting a field trip.

Ron Metzger has not only taught geology to a couple of generations of students at Southwestern Oregon Community College in Coos Bay, he has also educated the community through a long-running Geology Lecture Series he organizes.  The series has featured a...

May
20

LCDC Meeting--Second Day

May 20, 2022, Salem

 

Botts Marsh, site of a victory in preserving coastal habitat.
Botts Marsh, site of a victory in preserving coastal habitat.\Photo by Lynn Levering Thomas.

The Land Conservation and Development Commission (LCDC) is meeting on Thursday, May 19 and Friday, May 20.  These are hybrid meetings, taking place physically in the Basement Hearing Room of the...

May
19

LCDC Meeting

May 19, 2022, Salem

 

Development on Bayshore spit near the Alsea's mouth.
Development on Bayshore spit near the Alsea's mouth.\Photo by Alex Derr.

The Land Conservation and Development Commission (LCDC) is meeting on Thursday, May 19 and Friday, May 20.  These are hybrid meetings, taking place physically in the Basement Hearing Room of the Department of...

May
12

Seminar on Hybrid Beachgrass

May 12, 2022, Newport

 

Experiment with hybrid beachgrass at HMSC.
Experiment with hybrid beachgrass at HMSC, with Rebecca Mostow in the background.\Photo by Mark Farley.

As part of the Hatfield Marine Science Center’s Research Seminar Series, Rebecca Mostow will present “Like watching grass grow: Impacts of a newly-discovered ecosystem-engineering hybrid...

May
9

Science Pub Imbibes Wind Energy

May 9, 2022

On Monday, May 9. 6 p.m., offshore wind energy will be the topic of an online Science Pub hosted by Oregon State University, OSU’s Cascades branch, and the Oregon Museum of Science and Industry.  The event, “Perspectives and Complexities of Responsible Offshore Wind Development in Oregon,” is...

May
9

Community Meeting on Drinking Water

May 9, 2022

 

Clearcut in the Jetty Creek watershed.
Cleacut in the Jetty Creek watershed.\Photo by Trygve Steen.

On Monday, May 9, at 5:30 p.m., the North Coast Citizens for Watershed Protection (NCCWP) hosts a virtual community meeting, “Is Your Drinking Water Safe?” The event is free and open to all.

Those attending will be updated on...

May
5

Talk on Streamside Zones

May 5, 2022

Stream restoration site
A MidCoast Watersheds Council stream restoration site

The MidCoast Watersheds Council hosts a presentation on “Streamside Zones with Benefits: Biodiversity, Carbon, and Beyond” at its meeting on May 5, 6:30 p.m.  The event is free and open to all.

The speaker is Dr. Kristen Dybala, Principal...

May
2

Sea Floor Working Group Meets

May 2, 2022

Site of notorious Facebook cable project at Tierra del Mar.
Site of notorious Facebook cable project at Tierra del Mar.\Photo by Ron Bourke.

The Oregon Department of Land Conservation and Development (DLCD) and the Ocean Policy Advisory Council are jointing embarking on a review of the state’s Territorial Sea Plan Part Four:  Uses of the Sea Floor. ...

Apr
28

Black Oystercatcher Survey Training

April 28, 2022

 

Black Oystercatcher
Black Oystercatcher.\Photo by Molly Sultany.

Black Oystercatchers, with their vivid orange bills and unmistakable clacking cry, are a familiar and well-loved denizen of our rocky intertidal areas. They are also a species of conservation concern due to the bird’s small population size and...