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
16

Annual Nehalem Watershed BBQ

September 16, 2017, Nehalem

Courtesy of Lower Nehalem Watershed Council


The Lower Nehalem Watershed Council (LNWC) invites council members, partners, friends, and the public to join them at their annual BBQ to recognize volunteers and celebrate the council’s accomplishments. LNWC is dedicated to the protection,...
Sep
13

Hearing on Coos Bay Channel Project

September 13, 2017, Coos Bay

 Coos Bay entrance, where the channel deepening would start.\Photo by Alex Derr.
Coos Bay entrance, where the channel deepening would start.\Photo by Alex Derr.

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will hold a “scoping meeting” concerning the Port of Coos Bay’s proposed Coos Bay Channel Modification Project on Wednesday, Sept. 13, from 3-7 p.n. in the Myrtlewood Room of the...

Sep
12

Scenic Waterway Hearing

September 12, 2017, Nehalem

Marshes of the Nehalem at the south jetty, downstream from the area to be protected.\Photo by Allison Asbjornsen.
Marshes of the Nehalem at the south jetty, downstream from the area to be protected.\Photo by Allison Asbjornsen.

The Oregon Parks and Recreation Department (OPRD) is considering a proposal to include a 17-mile stretch of the Nehalem River in the State Scenic Waterways Program.  A public...

Sep
10

Welcome the Salmon Home

September 10, 2017, Otis

Traditional salmon bake.
Traditional salmon bake. | Photo from Westwind Stewardship Group

A natural spectacle that occurs at Westwind each year is happening soon: the return of Chinook and Coho salmon to the streams of the Oregon coast, including Westwind’s Salmon River. To celebrate this amazing feat of nature,...

Sep
8

Environmental Justice Task Force Meeting

September 8, 2017, Newport

Clearcutting can affect communities and their water supplies.\Photo by Trygve Steen.
Clearcutting can affect communities and their water supplies.\Photo by Trygve Steen.

The state’s body investigating the impacts of environmental harm to various communities in meeting on the Oregon coast for the first time.  The Environmental Justice Task Force (EJTF) gives citizens a means...

Sep
7

Environmental Justice Task Force Forum

September 7, 2017, Newport

 Rising seas due to climate change will swamp coastal lands.\Photo by Jens Andersen.
Rising seas due to climate change will swamp coastal lands.\Photo by Jens Andersen.

The state’s body investigating the impacts of environmental harm to various communities in meeting on the Oregon coast for the first time.  The Environmental Justice Task Force is a means of delivering a...

Aug
27

Hike Siltcoos Lake Trail

August 27, 2017, Westlake

Siltcoos Lake.
Siltcoos Lake. | Photo by South Coast Striders

The South Coast Striders hiking group is sponsoring a stroll along the Siltcoos Lake trail on Sunday, Aug. 27, beginning at 10 a.m.  The trail makes a four-mile loop through a coastal forest of Sitka Spruce, Western Red Cedar and Douglas Fir to...

Aug
25

Pipeline Public Hearing

August 25, 2017, Coquille

 

LNG pipeline under construction.
LNG pipeline under construction.

Coos County will hold a public hearing on an application by Pacific Connector for a pipeline crossing the county on Aug. 25, 1:30 p.m. in the Owen Building Large Conference Room (201 N. Adams) in Coquille.

Pacific Connector is the pipeline arm of the Jordan...

Aug
23

Geologic Mapping Meeting

August 23, 2017, Portland

DOGAMI scientist measuring coastal erosion.
DOGAMI scientist measuring coastal erosion.

The Oregon Geologic Mapping Advisory Committee will hold its annual meeting on Wednesday, August 23 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Portland State Office Building (800 N.E. Oregon St. in Portland).

The meeting agenda is available at ...

Aug
19

Movie Night - Leave It To Beavers

August 19, 2017, Nehalem

Leave It To Beavers PBS Documentary.
Leave It To Beavers, PBS Documentary. | Photo from PBS

Join Lower Nehalem Watershed Council and Lower Nehalem Community Trust for Movie Night in the barn at Alder Creek Farm  (35955 Underhill Lane in Nehalem). Settle in for a fun and educational evening. (No dogs allowed.)

“Leave it to...