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

Nov
19

Cannon Beach Salmon Celebration

November 19, 2016, Cannon Beach

Salmon spawning. Photo by Cathy Tronquet.
Salmon spawning. Photo by Cathy Tronquet.

Everyone is invited to a community festival and potluck dinner, the “Return of the Salmon Celebration,” hosted by the Ecola Creek Awareness Project on Saturday, Nov. 19, beginning at 6 p.m. in the Cannon Beach Community Hall (2nd and Spruce).

To share...

Nov
17

Columbia River Estuary Action Team Meeting

November 17, 2016, Astoria

Columbia River estuary. Photo by Sonja Peterson.
Photo caption: Looking past Astoria to the bridge and the Columbia River estuary. Photo by Sonja Peterson.

In the wake of the community’s successful resistance to the proposed—and now defeated— "Oregon LNG" export facility, citizens of the lower Columbia area formed the Columbia River...

Nov
15

Public Hearing on South Coast Mining

November 15, 2016, Brookings

Mining opponents packed a hearing last year in Gold Beach. Photo by Kyle Ashby.
Mining opponents packed a hearing last year in Gold Beach. Photo by Kyle Ashby.

Oregon Shores is fully in support of the south coast conservationists who have been advocating very effectively for a “mineral withdrawal” that would block nickel mining in the headwaters areas of important south...

Oct
19

Public Hearing on Sand Removal Issue in Cannon Beach

October 19, 2016, Cannon Beach

Breakers Point Condominiums, viewed across Ecola Creek, and the dune in question. Photo by Marc Bates.
Breakers Point Condominiums, viewed across Ecola Creek, and the dune in question. Photo by Marc Bates.

The proposal to move tons of sand to clear away the view for the residents of the Breakers Point Condominiums, which has roiled Cannon Beach for months (and, periodically, for many years)...

Oct
11

Rally for Public Ownership of the Elliott State Forest

October 11, 2016, Salem

Scene from the Elliott State Forest. Photo courtesy of Coast Range Forest Watch.
Scene from the Elliott State Forest. Photo courtesy of Coast Range Forest Watch.

Citizens concerned about preserving the Elliott State Forest near Coos Bay for the public will rally in Salem on Tuesday, Oct. 11, beginning at 9:30 a.m.  The occasion is a meeting of the State Land Board, which...

Oct
6

Forested Wetland Restoration Talk

October 6, 2016, Newport

Photo of Neacoxie Creek forested wetland area by Bob Goldberg.
Neacoxie Creek forested wetland area. Photo by Bob Goldberg.

The public is invited to a Newport talk by Jake Robinson of Yankee Creek Forestry to learn about forested wetland and spruce swamp restoration. 

Estuaries and wetlands along the Oregon coast have been altered during the past 150...

Sep
16

Pesticide Discussion

September 16, 2016, Wheeler

Photo of Lisa Arkin of Beyond Toxics.
Lisa Arkin of Beyond Toxics.

The Rockaway Beach Citizens for Watershed Protection (RBCWP) will host Lisa Arkin, executive director of Beyond Toxics, for a talk on how communities are addressing pesticide issues, at the group’s next meeting, Friday, Sept. 16.

The event, free and open to all,...

May
10

Sitka Sedge State Park Public Hearing, Wilsonville

May 10, 2016, Wilsonville

Sand Lake shoreline in new Sitka Sedge State Park. Photo by Jim Hauge.
Sand Lake shoreline in new Sitka Sedge State Park. Photo by Jim Hauge.

This is one of two final public hearings at which the advisory committee for Sitka Sedge State Park will gather input to help plan the new state park, which is being built just south of Sand Lake, north of Pacific City....

May
5

Sitka Sedge State Park Public Hearing, Pacific City

May 5, 2016, Pacific City

Sand Lake shoreline in new Sitka Sedge State Park. Photo by Jim Hauge.
Sand Lake shoreline in new Sitka Sedge State Park. Photo by Jim Hauge.

This is one of two final public hearings at which the advisory committee for Sitka Sedge State Park will gather input to help plan the new state park, which is being built just south of Sand Lake, north of Pacific City....

Mar
24

Coos Bay Waterfront Group Shows Film on Hope for Harbors

March 24, 2016, Coos Bay

Photo of Baltimore's Inner Harbor.
Baltimore's Inner Harbor.

CONNECT! The Boardwalks is a community organization in Coos County that seeks to bring new life to Coos Bay’s waterfront through the improvement of the Coos Waterfront Walkway.  Their goal is to connect three separate boardwalks—the Coos Bay, Mill Casino and North...