Land Use Events


Elliott State Forest Comment Deadline

November 29, 2020


Elliott State Forest.\Photo by Greg Vaughn.

Three years ago, Oregon Shores joined dozens of other conservation and community groups in successfully opposing sale of the Elliott State Forest to private timber interests.  The State Land Board (consisting of the governor, secretary of state,...


Webinar on Tribal Water Rights

December 2, 2020

Siuslaw River wetlands.\Photo by Rena Olson, with support from Lighthawk.

The Confederated Tribes of Coos, Lower Umpqua, and Siuslaw Indians (CTCLUSI) is seeking a stronger role in management of water quality.  Oregon Shores strongly supports this effort.

An information webinar on this issue...


Meeting on Big Creek Restoration

December 3, 2020

Big Creek restoration work in progress.\Photo courtesy of MidCoast Watersheds Council.

The MidCoast Watersheds Council, which had suspended its public meetings and speaker presentation during the pandemic period, has moved online.  The MCWC’s first virtual community meeting will take place...

Past Events


Clean Water Forum

October 20, 2017, Hebo

Coastal stream.\Photo by Heron Marychild.
Coastal stream.\Photo by Heron Marychild.

In many areas of the coast, local water districts have little control over the watershed drainage which supply their cities and towns with drinking water year round.  Progressive Action Tillamook (a citizen’s information network) and other groups are...


Oregon Outdoor Summit

October 16, 2017 - October 17, 2017, Corvalis

Outdoor Summit
Outdoor Summit. | Courtesy of OSU

The Outdoor Summit is a two-day adventure, convened by Oregon State University Outreach & Engagement, Travel Oregon, and Oregon State Parks. The summit will engage community leaders, outdoor enthusiasts and recreation businesses, public agencies, students,...


Pollinator Conservation Talk

October 15, 2017, Yachats

Bee Talk

On Sunday October 15 at 2 p.m. in the Yachats Commons, Laren Leland is giving a talk about native bee conservation and how you can help pollinators in your own yard and on a larger scale. In addition to sharing her experience gardening for pollinators in Portland and in the Yachats River...


FERC Intervenor Workshop

October 13, 2017, Coos Bay

Anti-LNG protesters in Coos Bay.\Photo by Jody McCaffree.
Anti-LNG protesters in Coos Bay.\Photo by Jody McCaffree.

The coalition working against the scheme to place an LNG export terminal on Coos Bay’s North Spit (of which Oregon Shores is an active member) is offering a series of workshops on how individuals can intervene with the Federal Energy...


Lecture on Life on the Edge

October 12, 2017, Manzanita

North coast shoreline.\Photo by Kirt Edblom.
North coast shoreline.\Photo by Kirt Edblom.

Katie Voelke, the North Coast Land Conservancy’s executive director, will speak on “The Wild and Rare in Our Own Backyards:  Life in the Coastal Edge,” on Thursday, Oct. 12, in Manzanita’s Pine Grove Community House (225 Laneda Ave.).  Her talk is...


Conservation Strategy Talk

October 12, 2017, Newport

 Paul Engelmeyer (purple sweater) leading Marbled Murrelet survey.
Paul Engelmeyer (purple sweater) leading Marbled Murrelet survey.

The Newport 60+ Activity Center is hosting a talk by long-time coastal conservationist Paul Engelmeyer on Thursday, Oct. 12, at 2 p.m. in the center’s Multi-Purpose Room.  He will speak on “Land and Sea Conservation Issues...


Lower Nehalem Harvest Festival

October 7, 2017, Nehalem

Rams at Alder Creek Farms.
Rams at Alder Creek Farms. | Photo from Alder Creek Farms

The Lower Nehalem Community Trust invites you to join them at their Alder Creek Farm property for an afternoon of live music, farm and garden tours, the last farmers' market of the season, cider pressing, KidZone and more! The event...


Let's Go Birding, Pistol River

October 7, 2017, Brookings

Bonaparte's Gull.
Bonaparte's Gull. | Photo Courtesy of Kalmiopsis Audubon Society

Join the Kalmiopsis Audubon Society's trip leader Gary Maschmeyer for a birding field trip in the Pistol River area. The group will look for migrating ducks, geese, and shorebirds in the estuary and then search for sparrows and...


Mapping Symposium

October 6, 2017, Florence

Gathering data on shoreline use near marine reserves.\Photo courtesy of ODFW.
Gathering data on shoreline use near marine reserves.\Photo courtesy of ODFW.

Anyone interested in how information is being mapped in the field, using a wide range of tools such as smartphones and tablets, is invited to “Symposium by the Sea:  From Field to Table—Stories in Mapping.” The...


Tahkenitch Dunes & Threemile Lake Hikes

October 1, 2017, Gardiner

Tahkenitch dunes.
Tahkenitch dunes. | Photo by Richard Hikes

The South Coast Striders are hosting a short and a long hike on October 1st. Experience the amazing diversity of the Oregon coast range on either of these two hikes.

Option 1: You can travel out along the Tahkenitch Dunes Trail as it winds through...