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

May
17

Talk on Art and Nature

May 17, 2017, Seaside

Neal Maine. Photo courtesy of NCLC.
Neal Maine. Photo courtesy of NCLC.

As the founder and first executive director of the North Coast Land Conservancy, and before that an Oregon Shores board member, Neal Maine knows all about the gritty details of land use planning, water quality, restoration, and other aspects of...

May
14

Lecture on Conservation Photography

May 14, 2017, Netarts

Photographers William Finley and Herman Bohlman on the Oregon coast. Photo courtesy of Oregon Historical Society.
Photographers William Finley and Herman Bohlman on the Oregon coast. Photo courtesy of Oregon Historical Society.

The Oregon Historical Society is presenting a series of lectures called “Hunting Birds with a Camera:  How William Finley and Herman Bohlman Used Photography to Save Oregon’s...

May
12

Forest Book Launch

May 12, 2017, Manzanita

Poster for May The Forest Be With You event in Manzanita, Oregon.

Save the date of Friday, May 12 for the book release celebration of May the Forest Be With You, a project of Rockaway Beach Citizens for Watershed Protection.  The Hoffman Center for the Arts will be the setting as the creation of 24 different local artists, writers, scientists and musicians...

May
9

Hearing on Elliott State Forest

May 9, 2017, Salem

 Inside the Elliott State Forest. Photo by Greg Vaughn.
Inside the Elliott State Forest. Photo by Greg Vaughn.

The State Land Board, consisting of the Governor, Secretary of State, and Treasurer, meets on May 9, 10 a.m. until noon, to consider once again the fate of the Elliott State Forest.  The earlier decision was to sell off the forest to...

May
4

Talk on Lamprey Conservation

May 4, 2017, Newport

 Pacific lamprey. Photo courtesy of USFWS.
Pacific lamprey. Photo courtesy of USFWS.

The future of ancient creatures will be under consideration when the MidCoast Watersheds Council Conservation offers a presentation on “Conservation planning for three lampreys of coastal Oregon:  Western Brook Lamprey, Western River Lamprey, and...

Apr
22

Guided Nature Walk

April 22, 2017, Yachats

View from Cape Perpetua, with Visitor Center in the middle distance. Photo by Gregory Henton.
View from Cape Perpetua, with Visitor Center in the middle distance. Photo by Gregory Henton.

CoastWatchers Betty Bahn and Sally Lockyear will lead a botanical walk along the Giant Spruce Trail at Cape Perpetua on Saturday, April 22, 9-11 a.m.  The event is sponsored by the Yaquina Birders &...

Apr
22

Science on Tap

April 22, 2017, Newport (South Beach)

Wayne Hoffman.
Wayne Hoffman.

The Hatfield Marine Science Center and the Oregon Audubon Council present a “Science on Tap” lecture, “The Ecology of Seabirds & Forage Fish in Oregon's Estuaries and Nearshore Waters,” by Wayne Hoffman, policy Director of the MidCoast Watersheds Council, on Saturday, April...

Apr
19

Lecture on Beavers

April 19, 2017, Seaside

 Kate Holleran.
Kate Holleran.

As humans have come to understand and value the critical role of wetlands in healthy ecosystems, beavers—the world’s greatest wetland engineers—are finally getting the respect they deserve. Scientist Kate Holleran will discuss returning beavers to our landscapes and living...

Apr
19

Rally for Water and Wildlife

April 19, 2017, Salem

Oregon State Capitol. Photo courtesy of Wikipedia Commons.
Oregon State Capitol. Photo courtesy of Wikipedia Commons.

A consortium of conservation groups is organizing a Rally for Water & Wildlife at Oregon’s State Capitol at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, April 19.

Groups including Oregon Wild, Cascadia Wildlands, the Sierra Club, Rogue Riverkeeper, and...

Apr
12

Geology Talk on Haystack Rock

April 12, 2017, Cannon Beach

 Haystack Rock, subject of Tom Horning's talk. Photo by Tiffany Boothe.
Haystack Rock, subject of Tom Horning's talk. Photo by Tiffany Boothe.

Geologist Tom Horning will discuss the geological origins of Cannon Beach’s iconic Haystack Rock in a talk sponsored by Friends of Haystack Rock (which supports the Haystack Rock Awareness Program of the city of Cannon...