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

Mar
24

OWEB Listening Session

March 24, 2017, Newport,

Looking east up the Salmon River's watershed. Photo by Dennis White.
Looking east up the Salmon River's watershed. Photo by Dennis White.

The Oregon Watershed Enhancement Board (OWEB) is kicking of a year-long strategic planning process with a series of “listening sessions” around the state.  These give citizens concerned about watershed management, watershed...

Mar
21

Jordan Cove Open House

March 21, 2017, North Bend,

No LNG youth group ready for another round with Jordan Cove.
No LNG youth group ready for another round with Jordan Cove.

The Jordan Cove Energy Project, having been denied a permit to build an LNG export facility on the North Spit of Coos Bay, has launched its bid for a permit all over again, hoping for a different result from the Trump...

Mar
20

Virtual OWEB Listening Session

March 20, 2017

Rogue River. Photo by Dennis White.
Rogue River. Photo by Dennis White.

The Oregon Watershed Enhancement Board (OWEB) is kicking of a year-long strategic planning process with a series of “listening sessions” around the state.  These give citizens concerned about watershed management, watershed councils and the restoration...

Mar
16

Photographic Tour of Wildlife Refuges

March 16, 2017, Newport

Kelp beds at Crook Point. Photo by Roy Lowe.
Kelp beds at Crook Point, part of the National Wildlife Refuge system. Photo by Roy Lowe.

With public lands under attack at both the federal and state level, a reminder of the value and beauty of those lands is timely.  The Yaquina Birders & Naturalists will host “A Photographic Journey into...

Mar
2

Talk on Mud Shrimp Survival

March 2, 2017, Newport

 Blue mud shrimp. Photo by Teegan Bennington.
Blue mud shrimp. Photo by Teegan Bennington.

The public is invited to a presentation by John Chapman at the MidCoast Watersheds Council meeting on Thursday March 2nd, at 6:30 pm in Newport, to learn about threats to native mud shrimp, the original ecosystem engineers of Oregon estuaries....

Feb
28

Comment Deadline for North Fork Smith

February 28, 2017, Brookings

Baldface Creek, North Fork Smith tributary. Photo by Jon Parmentier.
Baldface Creek, a tributary of the North Fork Smith. Photo by Jon Parmentier.

Oregon’s Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) is considering the designation of the North Fork Smith River, along with its tributaries and wetlands, as “Outstanding Resource Waters” of the state under Oregon’s...

Feb
23

Elliott Forest Lobby Day

February 23, 2017, Salem

 Elliott State Forest.
Elliott State Forest.

A wide range of groups concerned about preserving public lands are collaborating to sponsor an Elliott State Forest Lobby Day in Salem on Thursday, February 23.  The event will run from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.  The exact location where activists will gather for background...