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


LCDC Meeting

May 19, 2022, Salem


Development on Bayshore spit near the Alsea's mouth.
Development on Bayshore spit near the Alsea's mouth.\Photo by Alex Derr.

The Land Conservation and Development Commission (LCDC) is meeting on Thursday, May 19 and Friday, May 20.  These are hybrid meetings, taking place physically in the Basement Hearing Room of the Department of...


Seminar on Hybrid Beachgrass

May 12, 2022, Newport


Experiment with hybrid beachgrass at HMSC.
Experiment with hybrid beachgrass at HMSC, with Rebecca Mostow in the background.\Photo by Mark Farley.

As part of the Hatfield Marine Science Center’s Research Seminar Series, Rebecca Mostow will present “Like watching grass grow: Impacts of a newly-discovered ecosystem-engineering hybrid...


Science Pub Imbibes Wind Energy

May 9, 2022

On Monday, May 9. 6 p.m., offshore wind energy will be the topic of an online Science Pub hosted by Oregon State University, OSU’s Cascades branch, and the Oregon Museum of Science and Industry.  The event, “Perspectives and Complexities of Responsible Offshore Wind Development in Oregon,” is...


Community Meeting on Drinking Water

May 9, 2022


Clearcut in the Jetty Creek watershed.
Cleacut in the Jetty Creek watershed.\Photo by Trygve Steen.

On Monday, May 9, at 5:30 p.m., the North Coast Citizens for Watershed Protection (NCCWP) hosts a virtual community meeting, “Is Your Drinking Water Safe?” The event is free and open to all.

Those attending will be updated on...


Talk on Streamside Zones

May 5, 2022

Stream restoration site
A MidCoast Watersheds Council stream restoration site

The MidCoast Watersheds Council hosts a presentation on “Streamside Zones with Benefits: Biodiversity, Carbon, and Beyond” at its meeting on May 5, 6:30 p.m.  The event is free and open to all.

The speaker is Dr. Kristen Dybala, Principal...


Sea Floor Working Group Meets

May 2, 2022

Site of notorious Facebook cable project at Tierra del Mar.
Site of notorious Facebook cable project at Tierra del Mar.\Photo by Ron Bourke.

The Oregon Department of Land Conservation and Development (DLCD) and the Ocean Policy Advisory Council are jointing embarking on a review of the state’s Territorial Sea Plan Part Four:  Uses of the Sea Floor. ...


Black Oystercatcher Survey Training

April 28, 2022


Black Oystercatcher
Black Oystercatcher.\Photo by Molly Sultany.

Black Oystercatchers, with their vivid orange bills and unmistakable clacking cry, are a familiar and well-loved denizen of our rocky intertidal areas. They are also a species of conservation concern due to the bird’s small population size and...


Colebrook Rock Hike

April 22, 2022, Gold Beach


Old growth forest at Colebrook Quarry site
Old growth forest at Colebrook Quarry site.\Photo by Rich Nawa.

KS Wild, our partners in opposing the Oregon Department of Development’s rush to develop the proposed Colebrook Quarry, are organizing a hike to Colebrook Rock, along Hunter Creek just south of Gold Beach in Curry County.  It...


Conference on Sea Otters and Place

April 16, 2022, Coos Bay


Chief Don Ivy
The late Chief Don Ivy.\Photo by Morgan Rector.

Southwestern Oregon Community College’s Geology Lecture Series continues for the 2021-22 academic year with a series of talks covering “Relationships Between Elakha (Sea Otter) and a Sense of Place on Oregon’s South Coast,” a conference...