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
5

Tidal Forest Carbon Storage Lecture

March 5, 2020, Newport

Sitka Spruce-dominated tidal wetland.|Photo courtesy of USFWS.

On Thursday, March 5, 6:30 p.m., the MidCoast Watersheds Council continues its “From Ridgetop to Reef” speaker series with a lecture by Dr. J. Boone Kaufman on “Why conservation and restoration of Pacific Northwest tidal wetlands...

Feb
29

Talk on Forest Toxicology

February 29, 2020, Rockaway Beach

Helicopter spraying chemicals on the forest.\Photo courtesy of OFRI.

The North Coast Communities for Watershed Protection group sponsors a “Speaking Truth to Power” speaker series.  The presenter for the first of these events in 2020 will be Deke Gunderson, a professor of environmental...

Feb
29

History Talk on Big Creek

February 29, 2020, Yachats

Mouth of Big Creek.\Photo by Bob Bailey.

Andrea Scharf, author of “Saving Big Creek,” will discuss the campaign to preserve this area in a talk at the Cape Perpetua Visitor Center on Saturday, Feb. 29, 11 a.m.  The visitor center (2400 Hwy. 101) is located about three miles south of...

Feb
29

Leap Year Hike

February 29, 2020, Florence

Siltcoos Lake, from the trail.\Photo courtesy of South Coast Striders.

The South Coast Striders hiking group invites the public to join them on a hike on the Siltcoos Lake Trail, making a four-mile loop through a coastal forest of Sitka Spruce, Western Red Cedar and Douglas Fir to the shores...

Feb
22

Corvid Conversation

February 22, 2020, Yachats

Raven.\Photo courtesy of USF&WS.

The Cape Perpetua Winter Speaker Series is sponsoring a talk on the smartest of birds found on the coast, or anywhere else.

Casey Hase, a wildlife technician with the Siuslaw National Forest, speaks on “Corvids of the Coast.”  Her talk takes place 11 a.m.-noon...

Feb
18

Pub Talk on Tideland Forests

February 18, 2020, Newport

Laura Brophy doing field work.

The next installment of the OSU Science on Tap series presents an opportunity to learn about the results of important research into Oregon’s estuarine wetlands.  Laura Brophy, director of the Estuary Technical Group within the Institute for Applied Ecology...

Feb
12

Ancient Forest Presentation

February 12, 2020, Coos Bay

Hiking an old-growth forest trail.\Photo by Chandra LeGue.

The Cape Arago Audubon Society chapter is sponsoring a talk on the old-growth forests of the Pacific Northwest and opportunities to hike therein.  Chandra LeGue will speak on “Exploring Oregon’s Ancient Forests” on Wednesday, Feb....

Feb
9

Yardang Hike

February 9, 2020, Lakeside

Yardangs near the Siuslaw River mouth\Photo by Dina Pavlis.

The South Coast Striders hiking group invites all comers to go “yardanging” in the Hall Lake/Dellenback Dunes area on Sunday, Feb. 9.  The hikes (two, of different lengths) both start at 9:30 a.m. at the Hall & Schuttpelz Lakes Day...

Feb
8

Briefing on The Big One

February 8, 2020, Yachats

Big waves approach Cape Perpetua--but not as big as those generated by The Big One.\Photo by Gus Gates.

The Cape Perpetua Winter Speaker Series is sponsoring a talk on that topic at the back of everyone’s mind, a Cascadian Subduction Zone earthquake and tsunami, aka The Big One.

Althea Rizzo,...

Feb
6

Talk on Wetland Carbon Storage

February 6, 2020, Newport

Intertidal marsh.\Photo courtesy of MidCoast Watersheds Council.

Craig Cornu will speak on “Pacific Northwest Tidal Wetlands and Their Part to Mitigate the Effects of Climate Change” on Thursday, Feb. 6, 6:30 p.m., at the Pacific Maritime Heritage Center (333 S.E. Bay Blvd.) in Newport.  The...