Land Use Events

Nov
29

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,...

Dec
2

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...

Dec
3

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

Sep
30

Coos Bay Trails Cleanup

September 30, 2017, Coos Bay

Coos Bay Blue Ridge Trail at sunset.
Coos Bay Blue Ridge Trail at sunset. | Photo by Jeanne Hart

 

The Blue Ridge Trail system is a unique and fun area that allows people to hike, bike, horseback ride and drive their dirt bikes. This trail system is very close to the city of Coos Bay and allows visitors an easy access to Bureau...

Sep
30

National Public Lands Day

September 30, 2017

 

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From our neighborhood parks or beaches to our nation’s awe-inspiring national parks, public lands of all sizes and varieties are the places where we live, learn, play, exercise, and relax. In fact, over 30% of...

Sep
29

Forestry Talks

September 29, 2017, Rockaway

The heavily clearcut Jetty Creek watershed is Rockaway's water source.\Photo by Shane Anderson.
The heavily clearcut Jetty Creek watershed is Rockaway's water source.\Photo by Shane Anderson.

Forest practices are of intense concern everywhere on the coast, but particularly in Rockaway, where spraying and other forest management activities directly threaten the community’s water...

Sep
28

Public Meeting on RV Development Proposal

September 28, 2017, Cannon Beach

Trail to Arcadia Beach.
Trail to Arcadia Beach.

A landowner is proposing an RV park on forested land across from Arcadia Beach.  No formal application has been submitted as yet, but Clatsop County requires public meetings in advance of an application for commercial development adjacent to residential properties. ...

Sep
25

Community Discussion—Channel Expansion

September 25, 2017, Coos Bay

Coos Bay entrance, with South Slough in foreground.\Photo courtesy of Surfrider.
Coos Bay entrance, with South Slough in foreground.\Photo courtesy of Surfrider.

The Port of Coos Bay proposes to deepen and widen the navigation channel through the estuary from the ocean to river mile 8.2.  The Corps of Engineers will be preparing an Environmental Impact Statement to...

Sep
24

Notes from the Riverkeepers Performance

September 24, 2017, Astoria

Latourell Falls in the Columbia River Gorge.
Latourell Falls in the Columbia River Gorge. | Photo by Chanel Hason

A musical homily unveiling the epic, sordid history of crude-oil-by-rail transport in the Columbia River Gorge.

Doors at 6:30pm, show at 7pm
Audience talk-back after the performance at 8:15pm

Purchase tickets here. 

Notes from...

Sep
22

CoastWalk on North Coast

September 22, 2017 - September 24, 2017, Cannon Beach

Shoreline at Cannon Beach that CoastWalk will trod.\Photo by Heather Krom.
Shoreline at Cannon Beach that CoastWalk will trod.\Photo by Heather Krom.

The North Coast Land Conservancy is sponsoring CoastWalk, a three-days walking tour of north coast landscapes—beaches and sand spits, headlands and saltspray meadows—with all logistics taken care of for participants....

Sep
21

Talk on Forest Practices

September 21, 2017, Astoria

 

 Coastal forest.\Photo courtesy of U.S. Forest Service.
Coastal forest.\Photo courtesy of U.S. Forest Service.
At their next meeting, Thursday, Sept. 21, at 6 p.m., the Columbia River Estuary Action Team (CREATe) will host a speaker on spraying and other forest practices inimical to humans, wildlife, and ecosystems.  The meeting takes place at...
Sep
21

Salmon River Mingle and Muse

September 21, 2017, Otis

Salmon River estuary at twilight.\Photo by Jack Doyle.
Salmon River estuary at twilight.\Photo by Jack Doyle.

The Sitka Center for Art and Ecology, located on the slopes of Cascade Head, has the Salmon River estuary spread below it.  A good deal of both the art and the ecology done there focus on the river’s marshes and mudflats.

The Sitka...

Sep
19

Siletz Watershed Review

September 19, 2017, Siltez

 Siletz River.\Photo by Dennis White.
Siletz River.\Photo by Dennis White.

The public is invited to join the Siletz Watershed Council at its quarterly community meeting on Tuesday, Sept. 19, at 6:30 p.m. at the Siletz Public library (255 S. Gaither St.). Light refreshments will be provided.

The meeting will feature a...