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

May
4

Talk on Lamprey Conservation

May 4, 2017, Newport

 Pacific lamprey. Photo courtesy of USFWS.
Pacific lamprey. Photo courtesy of USFWS.

The future of ancient creatures will be under consideration when the MidCoast Watersheds Council Conservation offers a presentation on “Conservation planning for three lampreys of coastal Oregon:  Western Brook Lamprey, Western River Lamprey, and...

Apr
22

Guided Nature Walk

April 22, 2017, Yachats

View from Cape Perpetua, with Visitor Center in the middle distance. Photo by Gregory Henton.
View from Cape Perpetua, with Visitor Center in the middle distance. Photo by Gregory Henton.

CoastWatchers Betty Bahn and Sally Lockyear will lead a botanical walk along the Giant Spruce Trail at Cape Perpetua on Saturday, April 22, 9-11 a.m.  The event is sponsored by the Yaquina Birders &...

Apr
22

Science on Tap

April 22, 2017, Newport (South Beach)

Wayne Hoffman.
Wayne Hoffman.

The Hatfield Marine Science Center and the Oregon Audubon Council present a “Science on Tap” lecture, “The Ecology of Seabirds & Forage Fish in Oregon's Estuaries and Nearshore Waters,” by Wayne Hoffman, policy Director of the MidCoast Watersheds Council, on Saturday, April...

Apr
19

Lecture on Beavers

April 19, 2017, Seaside

 Kate Holleran.
Kate Holleran.

As humans have come to understand and value the critical role of wetlands in healthy ecosystems, beavers—the world’s greatest wetland engineers—are finally getting the respect they deserve. Scientist Kate Holleran will discuss returning beavers to our landscapes and living...

Apr
19

Rally for Water and Wildlife

April 19, 2017, Salem

Oregon State Capitol. Photo courtesy of Wikipedia Commons.
Oregon State Capitol. Photo courtesy of Wikipedia Commons.

A consortium of conservation groups is organizing a Rally for Water & Wildlife at Oregon’s State Capitol at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, April 19.

Groups including Oregon Wild, Cascadia Wildlands, the Sierra Club, Rogue Riverkeeper, and...

Apr
12

Geology Talk on Haystack Rock

April 12, 2017, Cannon Beach

 Haystack Rock, subject of Tom Horning's talk. Photo by Tiffany Boothe.
Haystack Rock, subject of Tom Horning's talk. Photo by Tiffany Boothe.

Geologist Tom Horning will discuss the geological origins of Cannon Beach’s iconic Haystack Rock in a talk sponsored by Friends of Haystack Rock (which supports the Haystack Rock Awareness Program of the city of Cannon...

Mar
24

OWEB Listening Session

March 24, 2017, Newport,

Looking east up the Salmon River's watershed. Photo by Dennis White.
Looking east up the Salmon River's watershed. Photo by Dennis White.

The Oregon Watershed Enhancement Board (OWEB) is kicking of a year-long strategic planning process with a series of “listening sessions” around the state.  These give citizens concerned about watershed management, watershed...