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

Mar
21

Accessibility Listening Session

March 21, 2022

Photo of beach access point at Otter Rock by Sara Schreiber.
The access point to the beach at Otter Rock is difficult for many people to navigate.\Photo by Sara Schreiber.

Oregon State Parks is developing new Accessibility Design Standards and hosting four workshops through June, starting with a Listening Session on Monday, March 21, beginning at 6...

Mar
17

Meeting on Roads and Erosion

March 17, 2022

Erosion threatens Highway 101 at Beverly Beach.\Photo by Dennis White.

The state’s Department of Land Conservation and Development (DLCD) and its Coastal Management Program have convened an advisory committee to consider a very specific problem—protecting roads along the ocean, from Hwy 101...

Mar
16

Science on Tap: Coastal Hazards

March 16, 2022

High tide erodes bluffs at Lincoln Beach.\Photo by Fran Recht.

The Hatfield Marine Science Center continues its “Science on Tap” lecture series.  In the covid era, the talks are online.  The downside is that instead of imbibing with fellow science enthusiasts, you have to pour your own in...

Mar
8

Clatsop County Hearing on Natural Hazards

March 8, 2022

A king tide on the Clatsop County coast, a preview of todal flooding anticipated with climate change.\Photo courtesy of ORKingTides.

Clatsop County is updating its comprehensive plan, and the current focus is on how statewide planning Goal 7, concerning natural hazards, is covered in the...

Mar
4

Meeting on Wind Energy and Fisheries

March 4, 2022

Closeup of an offshore wind turbine.\Photo courtesy of Cornell University.

The federal Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) is developing a plan to open the ocean in federal waters off Oregon’s shore to wind energy development.  This is a form of renewable energy, but it also poses...

Mar
3

Webinar on Forest and Climate

March 3, 2022

Coastal forest habitat.\Photo by Alexis Garrett.

The MidCoast Watersheds Council hosts a talk on the intersection of forests and climate at its March meeting, Thursday, March 3, 6:30 p.m.  The topic: “This Ain’t Your Grandfather’s Forestry: Forest Management in a Changing Climate.” 

Kirk...

Feb
26

Humbug Mountain Hike

February 26, 2022, Port Orford

Humbug Mountain.\Photo courtesty of Southcoast Striders.

The Southcoast Striders hiking group is sponsoring two hikes of varying lengths at Humbug Mountain, south of Port Orford.  The hikes are free and open to anyone, although places are limited.  However, if there is enough interest, it...

Feb
25

Siskiyou Film Festival

February 25, 2022

The Rogue River.\Photo by Dennis White.

For those seeking a cinematic glimpse of the southwestern corner of the state, KS Wild is merging its annual Siskiyou Filmfest with Rogue Riverkeeper’s annual Wild & Scenic Film Festival on Friday, Feb. 25, beginning at 6 p.m.  For the usual reason,...

Feb
25

Offshore Wind Task Force Meets

February 25, 2022

Offshore wind energy turbines.\Photo courtesy of Stanford University.

The federal Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) is assessing Oregon’s continental shelf for sites for wind energy development.  “Call areas,” where BOEM intends to offer leases to would-be wind developers who will...