Land Use 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...

Jun
2

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

Feb
8

Talk on Pesticides and Health

February 8, 2022

Spraying, and the results of pesticides, are being discussed.\Photo courtesy of Oregon Wild.

The North Coast Citizens for Watershed Protection will hold its first community meeting of 2022 on Tuesday, Feb. 8, 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.  The meeting is open to the public.

Featured speaker is Bryn...

Feb
8

Clatsop Commission Meets on Natural Hazards

February 8, 2022

King tide at Ecola State Park in Clatsop County.\Photo by Steve Morey.

The Clatsop County Planning Commission is in the process of revisiting the county’s comprehensive plan.  On Tuesday, Feb. 8, they will take up the subject of statewide Goal 7, concerning natural hazards.  Oregon Shores is...

Feb
3

Eelgrass Talk

February 3, 2022

Eelgrass bed.\Photo courtesy of NOAA.

The MidCoast Watersheds Council presents a talk on eelgrass, a critical component of estuarine ecosystems, during its February meeting.  “Eelgrass in Oregon Estuaries” will be presented on Thursday, Feb. 3, at 6:30 p.m.  The event is free and open to...

Feb
3

LCDC Meets to Discuss Territorial Sea

February 3, 2022

Cape Blanco is one of the rocky habitat areas being considered for protection in the Rocky Habitat Management Strategy.\Photo by Randy Scholten.

Oregon’s Land Conservation and Development Commission (LCDC) meets on Thursday and Friday Feb. 3-4, and the Territorial Sea Plan is on the...

Jan
27

Panel Discussion of Forest Accord

January 27, 2022

Clearcut.\Photo by Alex Derr.

The Audubon Society of Lincoln City and Oregon Wild invite you to a webinar about Oregon’s new Private Forest Accord, “A Watershed Moment for the Future of Oregon’s Forests,” taking place online on Thursday, Jan 27, 6:30-7:30 p.m. Oregon Coast Community...

Jan
26

Open House on Oregon Coast Trail

January 26, 2022

Hiker on Cascade Head.\Photo by Dennis White.

The Oregon Coast Trail is a great resource, and theoretically links the entire Oregon coast, but in reality there are gaps. The public is invited to learn about plans to close gaps along the Oregon Coast Trail (OCT). Oregon Parks and Recreation...

Jan
26

Open House for Fish and Wildlife

January 26, 2022

Black oystercatchers, mother and chick, a species of conservation concern on the Oregon coast.\Photo by Heather Roskelley.

The Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife (ODFW) invites the public to a virtual Conservation Open House—the first of five this year—to discuss issues involving...

Jan
25

Meeting on Roads and Erosion

January 25, 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...

Jan
16

Yardang Hike

January 16, 2022, Reedsport

Yardangs.\Photo by Dina Pavlis.

The Southcoast Striders hiking group offers a hike devoted to viewing “yardangs,” wind-sculpted, temporary sand structures in the dunes.  The hike, on Sunday, Jan. 16, beginning at 10 a.m., leaves from the Hall Lake Day Use Area (turn off Hwy 101 across from...

Jan
11

Talk on South Coast Geology

January 11, 2022

Ron Metzger leading a field trip.

Shoreline Education for Awareness (SEA) presents a “Geologic Overview of Oregon’s South Coast” on Tuesday, Jan. 11, at 6 p.m.  The online event is free and open to all.

The speaker is Ron Metzger, a professor of geology at Southwestern Oregon Community...