Land Use Events


Water Year Recap and Outlook

October 28, 2020

Lower Alsea River.\Photo by Rena Olson, with support from Lighthawk.

For those who pay attention to water supplies and hydrology, the new year just started—the Water Year, that is.  Anyone interested is invited to the Oregon-Washington Water Year 2020 Recap & 2021 Outlook...


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...


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


Coast Economic Summit

July 26, 2017, Portland

Fishing and tourism remain economic staples on the coast. Photo by Sonja Peterson.
Fishing and tourism remain economic staples on the coast. Photo by Sonja Peterson.

For the first time, the annual Oregon Coast Economic Summit will be held in Portland this year, as part of the Pacific NorthWest Economic Region 2017 summit.  Organized by the Coastal Caucus of the Oregon...


Geology of Netarts Bay Walk

July 23, 2017, Netarts

Netarts Bay.
Netarts Bay. | Photo by Dolan. H

Join the Friends of Netarts Bay Watershed, Estuary, Beach and Sea (WEBS) on an amazing and free Geologic tour around Netarts Bay. You will see landslide areas, fossil deposits on Cape Meares, Happy Camp, bay overlooks and tsunami layers from the “Big One” in...


Forestry Talk

July 19, 2017, Tillamook

Slash burning in forest near Cape Lookout. Photo by Allison Asbjornsen.
Slash burning in forest near Cape Lookout. Photo by Allison Asbjornsen.

Rockaway Beach Citizens for Watershed Protection (RBCWP) will host Chuck Willer of the Coast Range Association (CRA) on Wednesday, July 19, 2017 at Tillamook County Library’s Central Library (1716 3rd St. in Tillamook)....


Webinar on Shale Gas

July 18, 2017

LNG pipeline under construction.
LNG pipeline under construction.

Opponents of natural gas pipelines and LNG (liquefied natural gas) projects around the nation, led by the Delaware Riverkeeper Network, have organized a 2017 Pipeline Webinar Series, titled “Defeating Shale Gas Infrastructure: Strategies and Tools for...


Let's Go Birding, Rogue River Walk

July 8, 2017, Gold Beach

Common Yellowthroat.
Common Yellowthroat. | Photo by Max Rae

Join the Kalmiopsis Audobon and trip leader Gary Maschmeyer on the Orchard Loop section of the beautiful Rogue River Walk, looking for birds of the forest and river. This is a good area to find Common Yellowthroat, Yellow-breasted Chat, Pacific-slope...


Ecological Tour of Nedonna Marsh

June 24, 2017, Manhattan Beach

Nedonna Marsh.
Nedonna Marsh.

The public is invited to join the Friends of Nedonna Marsh for a guided “ecological tour” of the marsh, which will provide information about ongoing efforts to preserve the area.

The walk takes place 10 a.m.-noon on Saturday, June 24.  The event is co-sponsored by the Lower...


Botany Auto Tour

June 24, 2017, Gold Beach

 Hunter Creek\Photo courtesy of Kalmiopsis Rivers.
Hunter Creek\Photo courtesy of Kalmiopsis Rivers.

The Kalmiopsis Audubon Society offers an auto tour, botanizing along Game Lake Road, on Saturday, June 24, with participants meeting up at 8 a.m.

Join trip leader Al Collinet for an auto tour that will showcase unique wildflowers that grow in...