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

Mar
21

Jordan Cove Open House

March 21, 2017, North Bend,

No LNG youth group ready for another round with Jordan Cove.
No LNG youth group ready for another round with Jordan Cove.

The Jordan Cove Energy Project, having been denied a permit to build an LNG export facility on the North Spit of Coos Bay, has launched its bid for a permit all over again, hoping for a different result from the Trump...

Mar
20

Virtual OWEB Listening Session

March 20, 2017

Rogue River. Photo by Dennis White.
Rogue River. 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 councils and the restoration...

Mar
16

Photographic Tour of Wildlife Refuges

March 16, 2017, Newport

Kelp beds at Crook Point. Photo by Roy Lowe.
Kelp beds at Crook Point, part of the National Wildlife Refuge system. Photo by Roy Lowe.

With public lands under attack at both the federal and state level, a reminder of the value and beauty of those lands is timely.  The Yaquina Birders & Naturalists will host “A Photographic Journey into...

Mar
2

Talk on Mud Shrimp Survival

March 2, 2017, Newport

 Blue mud shrimp. Photo by Teegan Bennington.
Blue mud shrimp. Photo by Teegan Bennington.

The public is invited to a presentation by John Chapman at the MidCoast Watersheds Council meeting on Thursday March 2nd, at 6:30 pm in Newport, to learn about threats to native mud shrimp, the original ecosystem engineers of Oregon estuaries....

Feb
28

Comment Deadline for North Fork Smith

February 28, 2017, Brookings

Baldface Creek, North Fork Smith tributary. Photo by Jon Parmentier.
Baldface Creek, a tributary of the North Fork Smith. Photo by Jon Parmentier.

Oregon’s Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) is considering the designation of the North Fork Smith River, along with its tributaries and wetlands, as “Outstanding Resource Waters” of the state under Oregon’s...

Feb
23

Elliott Forest Lobby Day

February 23, 2017, Salem

 Elliott State Forest.
Elliott State Forest.

A wide range of groups concerned about preserving public lands are collaborating to sponsor an Elliott State Forest Lobby Day in Salem on Thursday, February 23.  The event will run from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.  The exact location where activists will gather for background...

Feb
22

Brookings Hearing on North Fork Smith

February 22, 2017, Brookings

North Fork Smith River. Photo courtesy of Kalmiopsis Rivers.
North Fork Smith River. Photo courtesy of Kalmiopsis Rivers.

Oregon’s Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) is considering the designation of the North Fork Smith River, along with its tributaries and wetlands, as “Outstanding Resource Waters” of the state under Oregon’s anti-degradation...

Feb
21

Hearing on North Fork Smith River

February 21, 2017, Portland

North Fork Smith River. Photo by J.R. Weir.
North Fork Smith River. Photo by J.R. Weir.

Oregon’s Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) is considering the designation of the North Fork Smith River, along with its tributaries and wetlands, as “Outstanding Resource Waters” of the state under Oregon’s anti-degradation regulations...

Feb
15

Seaside Talk on Salmon Survival

February 15, 2017, Seaside

Derek Wiley with research subject.
Derek Wiley with research subject.

Research biologist Derek Wiley of the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife will discuss the latest findings on fish behavior and survival in a talk at the Seaside Public Library (1131 Broadway St.) from 6-8 p.m. on Wednesday, February 15. His “Life in the...

Feb
14

Elliott State Forest Hearing

February 14, 2017, Salem

 Elliott State Forest. Photo courtesy of Coast Range Forest Watch.
Scene from the Elliott State Forest. Photo courtesy of Coast Range Forest Watch.

The State Land Board will hold another hearing on the fate of the Elliott State Forest on Tuesday, February 14, beginning at 10 a.m. at Department of State Lands headquarters (775 Summer St. N.E. in Salem). The...