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

Jan
6

Webinar on Monitoring Birds

January 6, 2022

Western Snowy Plover (not actually a migratory species, but still featured).\Photo by Molly Sultany.

Stellar photographer Roy Lowe will be the featured speaker at the MidCoast Watersheds Council’s community meeting on Thursday, Jan. 6, at 6:30 p.m.  The event is free and open to all.

Lowe,...

Dec
14

Talk on Decolonizing Ecology

December 14, 2021

Native American fishing.\Photo courtesy of the University of Washington.

The Northwest Climate Adaptation Science Center and the University of Washington College of the Environment Science Communication Program offer a presentation on “Decolonizing Ecology: Five Steps Towards More Inclusive...

Dec
9

Seminar on Dunes and Scarps

December 9, 2021

Dune scarp and driftwood.\Photo by Jeanne Finkbeiner.

The Hatfield Marine Science Center continues to offer its Thursday research seminar series online.  On Thursday, Dec. 9, 3:30 p.m., the topic will be waves, dunes, and dune scarps.  The event is free and open to the public.

Speaking on...

Dec
8

Meeting on Elliott State Forest

December 8, 2021

Elliott State Forest.

Conservationists have been working for many years to protect the Elliott State Forest, northeast of Coos Bay.  At first the battle was to prevent the state from selling it to private interests (a battle which Oregon Shores joined).  More recently, the effort is to find...

Dec
8

Committee on Coastal Road Armoring Meets

December 8, 2021

Highway 101 at Beverly Beach is an oceanfront road threatened by erosion.\Photo by Dennis White.

The Department of Land Conservation and Development (DLCD) has convened a special advisory committee to consider a peculiar but important problem—the state’s current land use regulations don’t...

Dec
4

Webinar on the Big One

December 4, 2021

Projection of a Cascadia earthquake.\Courtesy of the Pacific Tsunami Museum.

The coastal landscape we treasure has been shaped by the collision of the earth’s tectonic plates.  The price of our coast’s rugged beauty is the hazard of earthquakes and tsunamis caused by the Cascadia Subduction...

Dec
2

Talk on Estuary Habitats

December 2, 2021

Yaquina estuary marshes at high tide.\Photo by Rena Olson, with support from Lighthawk.

The MidCoast Watersheds Council is holding its final community meeting of the year on Thursday, Dec. 2, at 6:30 pm., with a talk on a subject of wide interest:  “Natural habitats and fish communities in...

Nov
26

Bastendorff Bog Hike

November 26, 2021, Charleston

Cape Arago Lighthouse.\Photo by Bruce Swenson.

For those who prefer to “opt outside” on Black Friday rather than hit the stores, the Southcoast Striders offer a Bastendorff Bog trail hike, beginning at 10 a.m. on Friday, Nov. 26. 

The hike will start from the Sunset Bay State Park day use...

Nov
19

Lecture on Climate and Wildfire

November 19, 2021

Fire at Echo Mountain.\Photo courtesy of Lincoln County.

The Oregon Institute of Marine Biology’s fall seminar series is taking place online again this year.  The talks take place at 4 p.m. on Fridays.  These events are free and open to the public, but it is necessary to request access in...

Nov
19

LCDC Meets on Coastal Issues

November 19, 2021

Erosion control, such as this riprap wall in Tillamook County, are on LCDC"s agenda.\Photo by Loren Nelson.

The second day of the November meeting of the Land Conservation and Development Commission (LCDC) takes place on Friday, Nov. 19, at 8:30 a.m.  The two-day meeting takes place...