Land Use Events


Climate Plan Comment Deadline

October 31, 2020

King tide at Siletz National Wildlife Refuge.\Photo by A. Stickel.

The state of Oregon’s Department of Land Conservation and Development (DLCD) has released a review draft of the new Oregon Climate Change Adaptation Framework. Public comments will be accepted until October 31.

The Framework...


Dellenback Dunes Hike

November 1, 2020, Lakeside

View of the Dellenback Dunes.\Photo courtesy of South Coast Striders.

The South Coast Striders are offering a free hike on the Dellenback Dunes trail on Sunday, Nov. 1, beginning at 10 a.m. The hike is limited to 15 people, but if there is enough demand and additional leaders volunteer, more...


Facebook Drilling Comment Deadline

November 5, 2020

Facebook's onshore drilling site in Tierra del Mar.\Photo by Edmund Ruttledge.

The Oregon Department of State Lands (DSL) has opened a public review and comment period for Edge Cable Holdings LLC’s encroachment easement application. “Edge Cable” is in reality Facebook.  Members of the public...

Past Events


Virtual Presentation on Land Management

May 13, 2020

Cape Falcon, where the rainforest meets the sea. (No photo credit.)

The Friends of Haystack Rock Lecture Series will feature a presentation on conservation land management on Wednesday, May 13, 7 p.m. The event is free and open to all.  It was originally scheduled for the Cannon Beach...


Online--Talk on Soil and Climate

April 30, 2020, Newport

Kristin Ohlson.

Until the coronavirus hit, Kristin Ohlson was scheduled to discuss her book, The Soil Will Save Us: How Scientists, Farmers and Foodies are Healing the Soil to Save the Planet on Thursday, April 2, as part of the carbon-storage focused, free speaker series, “From Ridgetop to...


Earth Day Video/Audio Event

April 22, 2020

Siltcoos River mouth from the air.\Photo by Alex Derr, with support from Lighthawk.

A cavalcade of Lincoln County activists, musicians, and leaders will push back against the darkness of the times with a celebratory virtual event in honor of Earth Day.  The video/audio event takes place...


Rogue Owling Walk

March 21, 2020, Gold Beach

Barred Owl.\Photo by Molly Sultany.

Gary Maschmeyer, the Kalmiopsis Audubon Society’s veteran birding trip leader, will conduct an expedition in search of owls along the Rogue River Walk.  Meet at 6:30 p.m. at the Gold Beach Visitor Center (94080 Shirley Ln.).

The walk through the forest at...


Bandon Dunes Hike

March 21, 2020, Bandon

Bandon Dunes Gold Resort.\Photo courtesy of South Coast Striders.

Love it or hate it, the Bandon Dunes Golf Resort is one of the Oregon coast’s best-known destinations, and a strong influence on south coast society.  Here’s a chance to explore the place and see for yourself:  the South Coast...


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...


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,...


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...


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...


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...