Land Use Events

Jul
11

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...

Jul
16

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

Feb
22

Corvid Conversation

February 22, 2020, Yachats

Raven.\Photo courtesy of USF&WS.

The Cape Perpetua Winter Speaker Series is sponsoring a talk on the smartest of birds found on the coast, or anywhere else.

Casey Hase, a wildlife technician with the Siuslaw National Forest, speaks on “Corvids of the Coast.”  Her talk takes place 11 a.m.-noon...

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...