Land Use Events

Aug
8

South Slough Hike

August 8, 2020, Charleston

South Slough trail.\Photo courtesy of South Coast Striders.

The South Coast Striders are sponsoring a hike at South Slough National Estuarine Research Reserve in Charleston (61907 Seven Devils Rd.) on Saturday, Aug. 8.  Meet at the reserve’s Interpretive Center parking lot at 9:30 a.m.  The...

Aug
17

Comment Deadline re: Oil and Gas Policy

August 17, 2020

Oil rigs off Neahkahnie....just kidding, but this is why we need drilling regulations.

The Oregon Coastal Management Program has submitted a request for a program change concerning conservation of oil and gas to the federal Office for Coastal Management.  The department wants to change and...

Aug
25

Webinar on Regenerative Agriculture

August 25, 2020

Dr. Ann Schmierer.

Shoreline Education for Awareness looks inland for the subject of the next webinar in their series, as they host a talk by Ann Schmierer on “Regenerative Agriculture: Growing Soil for a Healthy Planet.  This online presentation takes place on Tuesday, Aug. 25, at 6:30...

Past Events

Mar
21

Cancelled--Guided Naturalist Walk

March 21, 2020, Yachats

Sanderlings, commonly found on the shore.\Photo by Rena Olson.

Cancelled:  The following event has been cancelled due to coronavirus concerns and will be rescheduled for a later date, according to the organizers.

The Yaquina Birders & Naturalists are offering a guided “birds and blooms” walk...

Mar
19

Webinar on Jordan Cove

March 19, 2020

North Spit from the north, with Jordan Cove at top of photo.\Photo by Alex Derr.
North Spit from the north, with Jordan Cove at top of photo.\Photo by Alex Derr.


As much conservation work shifts online during the coronavirus crisis, here’s a chance to learn more about the battle against the proposed Jordan Cove LNG terminal.  The colorfully named Great Old Broads,...

Mar
18

Lecture on North Coast Ecology

March 18, 2020, Seaside

Nehalem Bay on the north coast.\Photo by Dennis White.

Katie Voelke, a biologist and the executive director of the North Coast Land Conservancy, will speak on “North Coast Ecology:  A Picture of Diversity” on Wednesday, March 18, 6 p.m. at the Seaside Public Library (1131 Broadway).  Her...

Mar
17

Fisheries Update

March 17, 2020, Siletz

Paul Olmsted.

At the Siletz Watershed Council’s spring quarterly meeting, the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife’s Mid-Coast Assistant District Fish Biologist, Paul Olmsted, will speak about “Mid-Coast Fisheries, Stock Status, and Restoration.”  The event, free and open to all, takes...

Mar
16

Cancelled: Talk on Climate Change

March 16, 2020, Lincoln City

Siuslaw River during a king tide, a preview of conditions under sea level rise.\Photo by Alex Derr, with support from Lighthawk.

Alert:  This event has been cancelled due to coronavirus concerns.  The intention is to reschedule at a later date.  Watch this space for updated information when...

Mar
14

Cancelled--Landscape Restoration Talk

March 14, 2020, Yachats

A scene from the Fivemile-Bell restoration project area.\Photo courtesy of Siuslaw Watershed Council.

Cancelled:  This event has been cancelled as a precaution in addressing the coronavirus situation.  The organziers intend to re-schedule.

A major forest habitat restoration project will be...

Mar
12

Pub Talk on Tideland Forests

March 12, 2020, Pacific City

Laura Brophy in the field.

Laura Brophy, director of the Estuary Technical Group within the Institute for Applied Ecology will give a “Science on Tap Talk on “Little-known forests of the tidelands:  Oregon’s magnificent tidal swamps, past and present,” on Thursday, March 12, 6-8 p.m. at the...

Mar
12

Seminar on Wetlands and Salmon

March 12, 2020, Newport

Salmon River estuary.\Photo by Dennis White.

Fisheries biologist Dan Bottom will speak on “Reconnecting Estuarine Wetlands and Salmon Life Histories” as part of the HMSC Seminar Series in the Guin Library seminar room at the Hatfield Marine Science Center (2030 S.E. Marine Science Dr.) in...

Mar
11

Pub Talk on Salmon River

March 11, 2020, Newport

Salmon River estuary.\Photo courtesy of ODFW.

Long-time Oregon fisheries biologist Dan Bottom will be the featured speaker for Wednesday, March 11, edition of the OSU Science on Tap series.  The event takes place at 6 p.m. (doors open at 5) at the Rogue Brewery’s South Beach location (2320...

Mar
7

Coastal Photography Talk

March 7, 2020, Yachats

Cape Perpetua Visitor Center, site of the talk.\Photo by Andre' Hagestadt.

The Cape Perpetua Winter Speaker Series is sponsoring a talk on coastal photography by Jamie Kish, proprietor of Girl in Water Photography.  Her talk takes place 11 a.m.-noon on Saturday, March 7, at the Cape Perpetua...