Land Use Events


Cape Falcon Marine Reserve Walk

August 11, 2022, Arch Cape

Cape Falcon, viewing the marine reserve.
Cape Falcon, viewing the marine reserve.\Photo by Alex Derr.

The North Coast Land Conservancy (NCLC) offers a “walk and talk” on the Elk Flats Trail to Devil’s Cauldron, within Oswald West State Park.  The event, from 10 a.m. to noon on Thursday, Aug. 11, is free and open to all, but...


Beavers and Habitat Restoration Lecture

August 11, 2022, Newport

A beaver swimming in Horseshoe Lake. /Photo courtesy of Beaver Works Oregon
A beaver swimming in Horseshoe Lake. /Photo courtesy of Beaver Works Oregon

As part of the ongoing Research Seminars series, the Hatfield Marine Science Center (HMSC) will be hosting Suzanne Fouty; Ph.D., Hydrologist/Soils Specialist, retired USDA Forest Service, and Paul Engelmeyer;...


Ocean-Facing Road Meeting

August 12, 2022


Erosion threatens an ocean-facing road in Yachats.
Erosion threatens an ocean-facing road in Yachats.\Photo by Susan Mackinnon.

The state’s Ocean-Fronting Public Road Protection Rulemaking Advisory Committee will meet on Friday, Aug. 12, at 10 a.m.  The meeting takes place online, livestreamed on YouTube.

The advisory committee was formed to...


Lola Lake and Beach Hike

August 28, 2022, Pistol River


Beach north of Crook Point.
Beach north of Crook Poin.\Photo by Paul Sherman.
Join the Kalmiopsis Audubon Society for a south coast hike to explore dune ecology and succession, search for rare plants, and do some birdwatching.  The hike, on the Lola Lake Loop and Beach Trail, just south of Pistol River in Curry...

Past Events


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,...


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...


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...


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...