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

Feb
9

Talk on Wetlands Restoration

February 9, 2017, Manzanita

Dan Bottom
Dan Bottom

Talk on Wetlands Restoration

Dan Bottom, author and scientist, will give a presentation examining the science behind estuary wetlands restoration and the recovery of salmon populations.  His talk, sponsored by the Lower Nehalem Watershed Council, takes place Thursday, February 9,...

Feb
9

Comment on Yaquina Head Plan

February 9, 2017

Yaquina Head from the ocean side. Photo by Alex Derr.
Yaquina Head from the ocean side. Photo by Alex Derr.

The Bureau of Land Management is preparing a Recreation Area Management Plan (RAMP) for the Yaquina Head Outstanding Natural Area in Newport.  The deadline for public comments is close of business on February 9.

At this stage of the...

Feb
2

Lecture on Floods and Endangered Species

February 2, 2017, Newport

Salmon River marshes in flood at King Tide. Photo by Corrina Chase.
Salmon River marshes in flood at King Tide. Photo by Corrina Chase.

The public is invited to a presentation by Matt Spangler at the MidCoast Watersheds Council meeting on Thursday, February 2, at 6:30 pm in Newport, to learn about the National Flood Insurance program and the Endangered...

Jan
25

Mid-Coast Water Planning Partnership Meeting

January 25, 2017, Newport

Yaquina River at Toledo. Photo by John Bauer.
Yaquina River at Toledo. Photo by John Bauer.

The Mid-Coast Water Planning Partnership, engaging cities, water districts, state agencies, tribes, and other entities, has been convened to study the area’s water needs.  The group’s meetings are public, and individuals (or new partner...

Jan
23

Meeting on State Scenic Waterways

January 23, 2017, Salem

Illinois River. Photo by Tim Palmer.
Illinois River. Photo by Tim Palmer.

The Oregon Parks and Recreation Department invites the public to a meeting during which rivers will be considered for inclusion in the state’s Scenic Waterways program.  The event takes place on Monday, January 23, 2017, from 9 a.m. to noon in the North...

Jan
9

Hearing on Columbia River Dams

January 9, 2017, Astoria

Woody Island in the Columbia River estuary.
Woody Island in the Columbia River estuary, near the beginning of the salmons' homeward journey. Photo by John Bauer.

On Monday, January 9, federal agencies will hold a meeting in Astoria to take feedback on their process for addressing salmon survival despite the impact of dams on the...

Jan
6

Deadline for Public Comment on Northwest Forest Plans

January 6, 2017

Forest riparian zone, Sweet Creek Falls. Photo by Dennis White.
Forest riparian zone, Sweet Creek Falls. Photo by Dennis White.

See a previous conservation calendar listing about an opportunity to comment in person on the scientific aspects of the new draft Northwest Forest Plan for the region’s national forests, on Tuesday, December 6, at a “Public...

Dec
31

Deadline to Comment on Sitka Sedge Master Plan

December 31, 2016

Sitka Sedge State Natural Area, inside the dike. Photo by Dale Harmer.
Sitka Sedge State Natural Area, inside the dike. Photo by Dale Harmer.

The draft master plan for the new Sitka Sedge State Natural Area, on the Sand Lake Spit, has been approved by the Oregon Parks and Recreation Commission.  The public now has a final chance to comment in the planning...

Dec
15

Astoria Rally for River Restoration

December 15, 2016, Astoria

Columbia River near Astoria. Photo by Tiffany Boothe.
Near Columbia River mouth (Astoria in the background), where Snake River salmon begin their river journey. Photo by Tiffany Boothe.

(Note:  This event, originally scheduled for Dec. 8, was postponed due to weather.  This new schedule is tentative.  Watch this space for updated...