Land Use Events


Eel Lake Hike

July 11, 2020

Eel Lake.\Photo courtesy of South Coast Striders.
Eel Lake.\Photo courtesy of South Coast Striders.

The South Coast Striders are sponsoring a hike along the Eel Lake Trail on Saturday, July 11, beginning at 10 a.m.  Meet at Tugman State Park, just north of Lakeside and south of Reedsport. (Turn into the park and follow the signs to the Eel...


BioBlitz Training Online

July 16, 2020

Cape Falcon Marine Reserve.\Photo by Tiffany Boothe.
Cape Falcon Marine Reserve.\Photo by Tiffany Boothe.

A BioBlitz is an intensive survey of a defined area with the goal of identifying all the species to be found in that area at one time, generally involving members of the public assisted by experts. It is a snapshot of biodiversity.  In...

Past Events


Scotch Broom Symposium

June 2, 2020

Volunteers removing Scotch Broom in the Oregon Dunes.\Photo by Dina Pavlis.
Volunteers removing Scotch Broom in the Oregon Dunes.\Photo by Dina Pavlis.

Scotch Broom disrupts ecosystems and crowds out native plants throughout the Pacific Northwest, and especially on the Oregon coast.  Therefore, the 2020 Scotch Broom Symposium may be of interest to Oregonians seeking...


Virtual Presentation on Land Management

May 13, 2020

Cape Falcon, where the rainforest meets the sea. (No photo credit.)

The Friends of Haystack Rock Lecture Series will feature a presentation on conservation land management on Wednesday, May 13, 7 p.m. The event is free and open to all.  It was originally scheduled for the Cannon Beach...


Online--Talk on Soil and Climate

April 30, 2020, Newport

Kristin Ohlson.

Until the coronavirus hit, Kristin Ohlson was scheduled to discuss her book, The Soil Will Save Us: How Scientists, Farmers and Foodies are Healing the Soil to Save the Planet on Thursday, April 2, as part of the carbon-storage focused, free speaker series, “From Ridgetop to...


Earth Day Video/Audio Event

April 22, 2020

Siltcoos River mouth from the air.\Photo by Alex Derr, with support from Lighthawk.

A cavalcade of Lincoln County activists, musicians, and leaders will push back against the darkness of the times with a celebratory virtual event in honor of Earth Day.  The video/audio event takes place...


Rogue Owling Walk

March 21, 2020, Gold Beach

Barred Owl.\Photo by Molly Sultany.

Gary Maschmeyer, the Kalmiopsis Audubon Society’s veteran birding trip leader, will conduct an expedition in search of owls along the Rogue River Walk.  Meet at 6:30 p.m. at the Gold Beach Visitor Center (94080 Shirley Ln.).

The walk through the forest at...


Bandon Dunes Hike

March 21, 2020, Bandon

Bandon Dunes Gold Resort.\Photo courtesy of South Coast Striders.

Love it or hate it, the Bandon Dunes Golf Resort is one of the Oregon coast’s best-known destinations, and a strong influence on south coast society.  Here’s a chance to explore the place and see for yourself:  the South Coast...


Cancelled--Guided Naturalist Walk

March 21, 2020, Yachats

Sanderlings, commonly found on the shore.\Photo by Rena Olson.

Cancelled:  The following event has been cancelled due to coronavirus concerns and will be rescheduled for a later date, according to the organizers.

The Yaquina Birders & Naturalists are offering a guided “birds and blooms” walk...


Webinar on Jordan Cove

March 19, 2020

North Spit from the north, with Jordan Cove at top of photo.\Photo by Alex Derr.
North Spit from the north, with Jordan Cove at top of photo.\Photo by Alex Derr.

As much conservation work shifts online during the coronavirus crisis, here’s a chance to learn more about the battle against the proposed Jordan Cove LNG terminal.  The colorfully named Great Old Broads,...


Lecture on North Coast Ecology

March 18, 2020, Seaside

Nehalem Bay on the north coast.\Photo by Dennis White.

Katie Voelke, a biologist and the executive director of the North Coast Land Conservancy, will speak on “North Coast Ecology:  A Picture of Diversity” on Wednesday, March 18, 6 p.m. at the Seaside Public Library (1131 Broadway).  Her...


Fisheries Update

March 17, 2020, Siletz

Paul Olmsted.

At the Siletz Watershed Council’s spring quarterly meeting, the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife’s Mid-Coast Assistant District Fish Biologist, Paul Olmsted, will speak about “Mid-Coast Fisheries, Stock Status, and Restoration.”  The event, free and open to all, takes...