Land Use Events

Nov
18

Talk on Wild Fish Survival

November 18, 2019, Rockaway Beach

Salmon spawning.\Photo by Cathy Tronquet.

As part of its “Speaking Truth to Power” lecture series, the North Coast Communities for Watershed Protection will host an educational talk by Conrad Gowell, the Native Fish Society’s Fellowship Program Director, on Monday, Nov. 18, 5:30 p.m. (doors...

Nov
20

Hearing on Proposed Mine

November 20, 2019, Gold Beach

The Pistol River near its mouth.\Photo by Bruce Swenson.

The would-be developer of an aggregate mining operation on the banks of the Pistol River is appealing the county planning commission’s denial of his proposal.  Oregon Shores along with many local citizens vigorously opposed the plan,...

Nov
21

Talk on Climate and Coastal Ecosystems

November 21, 2019, Newport

Coastal forest habitat.\Photo by Alexis Garrett.

Lincoln County Community Rights is sponsoring a talk on “Climate Change:  The Ocean, Forests, and the Green New Deal.”  The speaker is Chuck Willer, director of the Coast Range Association.  The event, free and open to all, takes place on...

Nov
21

Talk on Estuary Restoration

November 21, 2019, Newport

Salmon River marshes (during a king tide).\Photo by Kami Ellingson.

The decades-long effort to restore the Salmon River estuary will be the topic at the next meeting of Yaquina Birders & Naturalists, taking place on Thursday, Nov. 21, 7 p.m., in the meeting rooms of OSU Extension’s Lincoln...

Nov
23

Guided Naturalist Walk

November 23, 2019, Seal Rock

Beaver Creek.\Photo by Cathy Tronquet.

Explore Beaver Creek Marsh and Ona Beach with the Yaquina Birders & Naturalists on Saturday, Nov. 23, beginning at 9 a.m. (for about two hours).  The Beaver Creek State Natural Area, part of Brian Booth State Park, is found about a mile east on N....

Past Events

Nov
17

Humbug Hike

November 17, 2019, Port Orford

View of Humbug Mountain from the north.\Photo by Laurel Hillmann.

The South Coast Striders hiking group is offering its first-ever group trek to the top of Humbug Mt. in Curry County, south of Port Orford, on Sunday, Nov. 17, beginning at 10 a.m.  Meet at the Humbug Mt. trailhead.

The group...

Nov
16

Talk on Land-Sea Connection

November 16, 2019, Yachats

Paul Engelmeyer.

Learn about Oregon’s complex marine food web when Paul Engelmeyer, a long-time coastal conservation advocate, speaks about conservation issues and strategies and the Land-Sea Connection. Engelmeyer will give his “Grab the Bull (Kelp) by the Horns” presentation at the Cape...

Nov
15

County Hearing on Jordan Cove

November 15, 2019, Coquille

Aerial view of Jordan Cove (left of photo).\Photo by Rena Olson.

Oregon Shores has been engaged in a wide range of local land use issues relating to the proposed Jordan Cove LNG export terminal, which Canadian multinational corporation Pembina seeks to build on Coos Bay’s North Spit.  These...

Nov
14

Talk on North Coast Ecology

November 14, 2019, Manzanita

Cape Falcon and the forests behind the cliffs.\Photo courtesy of ODFW.

The Lower Nehalem Watershed Council hosts a talk by Katie Voelke, executive director of the North Coast Land Conservancy, at its meeting on Thursday, Nov. 14, 7 p.m., at the Pine Grove Community House (225 Laneda Ave.) in...

Nov
13

Science Pub on Climate Change

November 13, 2019, Pacific City

Pacific City shoreline (Pelican Brewing) just to the left of the scene shown here.\Photo by Sonja Peterson.

Science meets suds when the Nestucca, Neskowin & Sand Lake Watersheds Council sponsors a “Science Pub” at Pacific City’s Pelican Brewing (33180 Cape Kiwanda Dr.) on Wednesday, Nov. 13,...

Nov
9

Elliott Forest Mushroom Hike

November 9, 2019, Coos Bay

Elliott State Forest.\Photo courtesy of Coast Range Forest Watch.

Oregon Shores joined conservationists throughout the state in successfully opposing a plant that would have sold off the Elliott State Forest for logging.  The state held onto it, and planning is underway for its future. ...

Nov
7

Talk on Improving Streams

November 7, 2019, Newport

Dr. Chris Jordan in his natural habitat.

The reintroduction of beavers and large woody debris as a means of improving streams and creating more resilient watersheds will be the focus of a talk sponsored by MidCoast Watersheds Council on Thursday, Nov. 3, 6:30 p.m. at the Newport Visual Arts...

Nov
7

Marbled Murrelet Seminar

November 7, 2019, Newport

Marbled Murrelet on the next.\Photo by Brett Lovelace.

As part of the Hatfield Marine Science Center (HMSC) Seminar Series, wildlife biologist Jim Rivers will speak on research focused on the elusive and threatened Marbled Murrelet.  Dr. Rivers speaks at 3:30 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 7, in the...