Land Events

Sep
17

Lights Out for Migratory Birds

September 17, 2022 - October 11, 2022

Geese overhead flying south
Geese overhead flying south

As millions of birds fly over Oregon, the Portland Audubon Society reminds Oregonians to reduce light pollution during peak bird migration. Lights Out runs from Saturday, Sept. 17 to Wednesday, Oct. 11. Light pollution drowns out the stars that migrating birds use...

Oct
6

Talk on Evaluating Tidal Wetlands

October 6, 2022, Newport

Tillamook bay wetland habitat. /Photo courtesy of OSU
Tillamook bay wetland habitat. /Photo courtesy of OSU

As part of the ongoing Research Seminars series, the Hatfield Marine Science Center (HMSC) will be hosting Graham Shaw from Oregon State University’s Marine Resource Management Program to discuss socio-economic evaluations of tidal...

Oct
6

Portland: Rally to Protect Forests

October 6, 2022, Portland

Jetty Creek after logging. /Photo by Shawn Records
Jetty Creek after logging. /Photo by Shawn Records

On Thursday, Oct. 6, The North Coast Communities for Watershed Protection (NCCWP), Sunrise Movement PDX, and other Pacific Northwest Forest Climate Alliance members will rally to protest harmful industrial forestry practices. Participants...

Oct
17

Webinar on Public Trust in Watersheds

October 17, 2022

 

Clearcut forest.\Photo by Shawn Records.
Clearcut forest.\Photo by Shawn Records.

Oregon Shores joins North Coast Citizens for Watershed Protection in hosting a webinar by Mary Wood, a professor at the University of Oregon School of Law and author of Nature’s Trust: Environmental Law for a New Ecological Age.  She will speak on...

Oct
22

Floras Lake Celebration Hike

October 22, 2022, Langlois

 

The Kalmiopsis Audubon Society (KAS) is holding a special hike and belated celebration of the group’s success in advocating for the addition of 90 acres of lakefront land previously owned by Curry County to Floras Lake State Natural Area back in 2019. The plan to celebrate in spring, 2020, was...

Past Events

May
9

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...

May
9

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...

May
5

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...

May
2

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. ...

Apr
28

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...

Apr
22

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...

Apr
16

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...

Apr
15

Deadline for Drone Comments

April 15, 2022

Drone flying over the shoreline
Drone flying over the shoreline.\Photo courtesy of SeaGoingGreen.

The Oregon Parks and Recreation Department (OPRD) is drafting regulations for the use of drones in state parks—and that would include the entire Oregon shoreline, since OPRD manages it. 

The public has through 5 p.m. on April...

Apr
13

Parks and Rec Drone Hearing

April 13, 2022, Silverton

 

Drone being used for research
Drone being used for research.\Photo courtesy of NOAA.

The Oregon Parks and Recreation Commission will hold a hearing on regulations for drones in state parks and along the ocean shore at its Wednesday, April 13 meeting.  The meeting begins at 9:45 a.m. and runs through 3:30 p.m. 

The...