Land Use Events

Oct
28

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...

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
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

Jun
23

Going to Pot

June 23, 2017, Tillamook

NORP volunteers at an earlier event.
NORP volunteers at an earlier event.

The Northwest Oregon Regional Partnership (NORP) operates a native plant nursery which supplies the restoration efforts of more than 30 organizations by coordinating the propagation and distribution of over 75,000 native plants annually for...

Jun
17

Elk River Plant Hike

June 17, 2017, Port Orford

Elk River\Photo courtesy of Western Rivers.
Elk River\Photo courtesy of Western Rivers.

The Kalmiopsis Audubon Society invites “plant nerds” to join a hike along Panther Creek, a beautiful tributary of the Elk River to explore the wide variety of native plants found there.

Meet at the Elk River Hatchery (95163 Elk River Rd.) at 10 a.m....

Jun
10

Coho Tour

June 10, 2017, Seal Rock

Beaver Creek\Photo by Cathy Tronquet.
Beaver Creek\Photo by Cathy Tronquet.

Well-known coastal conservation leader Paul Engelmeyer, who directs the Audubon Society’s Ten Mile Creek Sanctuary and serves as chair of the MidCoast Watersheds Council, will lead a field trip on behalf of the Native Fish Society, devoted to Oregon’s...

Jun
10

Coho Restoration Tour

June 10, 2017, Seal Rock

Image of a Coho fry on the Oregon Coast.
Coho fry on the Oregon Coast. | Photo by Conrad Gowell

District Coordinator Paul Engelmeyer of the Native Fish Society will lead a series of free tours, open to the public, to discuss the recently released Federal Coho Recovery plan. During the field trips attendees will view high quality...

Jun
10

Cape Arago Hike

June 10, 2017, Charleston

 Cape Arago.
Cape Arago

The South Coast Striders offer a 2.5 mile, one-way hike from Cape Arago Point on the Arago Pack Trail.  The walk will pass Simpson Reef and pause there briefly for wildlife viewing, then proceed along the Oregon Coast Trail to a point a quarter-mile south of Shore Acres Botanical...

Jun
9

Elk River Symposium

June 9, 2017, Port Orford

Image of Elk River Symposium event at OSU Port Orford Field Station.

Don't miss this FREE event, "Elk River Symposium: Local Knowledge and Emerging Science." You'll hear from local stewards and stakeholders about conservation efforts in the community. Researchers will present emerging science and current research, and they'll discuss its importance to the...

Jun
3

National Trails Day: Cape Perpetua

June 3, 2017, Yachats

National Trails Day 2017 hike poster.
Credit: Yachats Trails

Join the Yachat Trails as they lead three separate guided hikes, suitable for all abilities and ages, at Cape Perpetua. Participants should meet at the Cape Perpetua Visitors Center at 9 a.m. For more information contact Joanne KittelThere is no need to sign up for...

Jun
1

Forest Management Talk

June 1, 2017, Newport

 Coastal forest habitat. Photo courtesy of U.S. Forest Service.
Coastal forest habitat. Photo courtesy of U.S. Forest Service.

The MidCoast Watersheds Council invites the public to “see the forest for more than the trees” with a talk by forester Matt Fehrenbacher on “Managing Forest Lands for Multiple Resources,” Thursday, June 1, 6:30 p.m. in the...

May
31

Mid-Coast Water Planning Partnership

May 31, 2017, Newport

Image of Clay Creek in Oregon.
Clay Creek | Photo courtesy of BLM

First Timers – If this is your first Partnership meeting, you are asked to arrive at 3:30 p.m. for an orientation.  For information about the origins and purpose of the Partnership, see our earlier article.  

At the May 31 meeting, they will wrap up Step One...

May
20

Citizen Science by Kayak

May 20, 2017, Seaside

Policeman's Helmet. Photo courtesy of Simplicius.
Policeman's Helmet. Photo courtesy of Simplicius.

The North Coast Land Conservancy and Necanicum Watershed Council are seeking skilled kayakers interested in participating in a citizen science project that will contribute to the eradication of an invasive species.

The groups seek to seek out...