Land Use Events


Offshore Wind Comment Deadline

June 28, 2022


Close-up of offshore wind turbine.
Close-up of offshore wind turbine.\Photo courtesy of BOEM.

The federal Bureau of Ocean Energy Management has designated two “call areas” for siting offshore wind energy turbines off Oregon’s coast (west of Coos Bay and Brookings).  Once these areas have been confirmed after a comment...


Shoreline Access Survey

June 30, 2022


Muriel Ponsler Wayside.
Muriel Ponsler Wayside.\Photo courtesy of 100 Steps.

The Oregon Coastal Management Program has begun a study of public access to Oregon’s public shore.  With more and more people visiting the coast, and many private owners seeking ways to exclude the public, this is an increasingly...


Guided Netarts Spit Walk--Now Full

July 1, 2022, Netarts

Netarts Spit.
Netarts Spit from Anderson's viewpoint.\Photo by Kirt Edblom.

An opportunity to explore the Netarts Spit and learn about its natural history is offered by the Friends of Netarts Spit WEBS and Portland Audubon, along with Oregon State Parks.  The beachwalk begins at 8 a.m. on Friday, July 1,...

Past Events


Open House on Pacific City Cable

June 27, 2022, Pacific City


Winema Beach during a king tide.
Winema Beach during a king tide.\Photo by Jean Cameron.

Amazon Web Services and partners plan to bring a new cable across Oregon’s territorial sea and beach, landing in Pacific City area.  The public has been invited to a “community open house” on the proposed project, the “Winema Subsea...


Sunset Bay/Shore Acres Hike

June 26, 2022, Charleston


Sunset Bay from the air.
Sunset Bay from the air.\Photo by Rena Olson.

The Southcoast Striders are offering a hike beginning at Sunset Bay State Park on Sunday, June 26. The event is free and open to all; meet at the Sunset Bay Day Use Area at 9:30 a.m.

The hike will start at Sunset Bay and follow the Coast Trail to...


Science on Tap: Cascadia Shake

June 22, 2022, Newport

DOGAMI scientist surveying shoreline.
DOGAMI scientist surveying shoreline.\Photo courtest of DOGAMI.

The Hatfield Marine Science Center’s Science on Tap series has partially returned to in-person presentations, making it possible to hoist a beverage in company while learning about science again, although there is still an...


Blacklock Point Hike

June 18, 2022, Langlois



Blacklock Point.
Blacklock Point.\Photo courtesy of Southcoast Striders.

Oregon Shores has been working to secure a special site designation for Blacklock Point as a marine conservation area under the state’s new Rocky Habitat Management Strategy.  The proposal will soon be reviewed by the Ocean Policy...


Webinar on Water

June 15, 2022

Stream at Cape Perpetua.
Stream at Cape Perpetua.\Photo by Heron Marychild.

Water is central to most conservation concerns, as well as to human communities.  The Oregon Community Rights Network is hosting a webinar, “Water, water…no longer everywhere,” that will sort through the complexities of water issues in the...


Conversation about Clatsop Planning

June 14, 2022



Clatsop County coast, viewed from Ecola State Park.
Clatsop County coast, viewed from Ecola State Park.\Photo by Bruce Swenson.

Oregon’s Kitchen Table is a program of the National Policy Consensus Center, which is housed in the Mark O. Hatfield Schools of Government at Portland State University.  This non-profit program seeks to foster...


Interpretive Volunteer Training

June 4, 2022, Otter Rock

School group at Otter Rock Marine Reserve.
School group at Otter Rock Marine Reserve.\Photo by Dennis White.

Friends of Otter Rock is a non-profit organization on the central Oregon coast composed of local conservation-minded citizens. Its mission is the protection and preservation of rocky shore intertidal life, nesting and...