Land Use Events

Oct
31

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...

Nov
1

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...

Nov
5

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

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...

Feb
1

Ancient Forest Presentation

February 1, 2020, Yachats

 

Salmon River Trail through an ancient forest.\Photo by Chandra LeGue.
The next event in the Cape Perpetua Speaker Series focuses on the old-growth forests of the Pacific Northwest.  Chandra LeGue will speak on “Exploring Oregon’s Ancient Forests” on Saturday, Feb. 1, 11 a.m. to noon, at the...
Jan
28

FERNS Training Session

January 28, 2020, Tillamook

Coastal forest habitat.\Photo by Alexis Garrett.

The Forest Activity Electronic Reporting and Notification System (FERNS) is a website that enables citizens to track forestry activities such as clearcutting and spraying.  Those planning such forest activities must notify of their intent...

Jan
23

Pub Talk on Terminal Land Use

January 23, 2020, Newport

NASA image of asteroid Vesta. This one missed.

We usually focus closely on the Oregon coast in covering land use matters.  Global catastrophe is a little out of our line.  Still, a cosmic collision could drastically rearrange the Oregon coast, and end land use planning (not to mention the...

Jan
9

Talk on Rainforests and Climate

January 9, 2020, Newport

Old growth and the Oregon Coast Trail.\Photo by Rena Olson.

A presentation on the role of forests in addressing climate problems will kick off the MidCoast Watersheds Council’s “From Ridgetop to Reef” series of “carbon speakers.”  Dominick DellaSala will speak on “Can Rainforests Save the...