Land Use Events

Aug
11

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...

Aug
11

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;...

Aug
12

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...

Aug
28

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

Dec
9

Seminar on Dunes and Scarps

December 9, 2021

Dune scarp and driftwood.\Photo by Jeanne Finkbeiner.

The Hatfield Marine Science Center continues to offer its Thursday research seminar series online.  On Thursday, Dec. 9, 3:30 p.m., the topic will be waves, dunes, and dune scarps.  The event is free and open to the public.

Speaking on...

Dec
8

Meeting on Elliott State Forest

December 8, 2021

Elliott State Forest.

Conservationists have been working for many years to protect the Elliott State Forest, northeast of Coos Bay.  At first the battle was to prevent the state from selling it to private interests (a battle which Oregon Shores joined).  More recently, the effort is to find...

Dec
8

Committee on Coastal Road Armoring Meets

December 8, 2021

Highway 101 at Beverly Beach is an oceanfront road threatened by erosion.\Photo by Dennis White.

The Department of Land Conservation and Development (DLCD) has convened a special advisory committee to consider a peculiar but important problem—the state’s current land use regulations don’t...

Dec
4

Webinar on the Big One

December 4, 2021

Projection of a Cascadia earthquake.\Courtesy of the Pacific Tsunami Museum.

The coastal landscape we treasure has been shaped by the collision of the earth’s tectonic plates.  The price of our coast’s rugged beauty is the hazard of earthquakes and tsunamis caused by the Cascadia Subduction...

Dec
2

Talk on Estuary Habitats

December 2, 2021

Yaquina estuary marshes at high tide.\Photo by Rena Olson, with support from Lighthawk.

The MidCoast Watersheds Council is holding its final community meeting of the year on Thursday, Dec. 2, at 6:30 pm., with a talk on a subject of wide interest:  “Natural habitats and fish communities in...

Nov
26

Bastendorff Bog Hike

November 26, 2021, Charleston

Cape Arago Lighthouse.\Photo by Bruce Swenson.

For those who prefer to “opt outside” on Black Friday rather than hit the stores, the Southcoast Striders offer a Bastendorff Bog trail hike, beginning at 10 a.m. on Friday, Nov. 26. 

The hike will start from the Sunset Bay State Park day use...

Nov
19

Lecture on Climate and Wildfire

November 19, 2021

Fire at Echo Mountain.\Photo courtesy of Lincoln County.

The Oregon Institute of Marine Biology’s fall seminar series is taking place online again this year.  The talks take place at 4 p.m. on Fridays.  These events are free and open to the public, but it is necessary to request access in...

Nov
19

LCDC Meets on Coastal Issues

November 19, 2021

Erosion control, such as this riprap wall in Tillamook County, are on LCDC"s agenda.\Photo by Loren Nelson.

The second day of the November meeting of the Land Conservation and Development Commission (LCDC) takes place on Friday, Nov. 19, at 8:30 a.m.  The two-day meeting takes place...

Nov
18

Seminar on Tidal Wetlands--Cancelled

November 18, 2021

Laura Brophy in her natural habitat.

The following event has been cancelled, and will be rescheduled at a later date.

The Hatfield Marine Science Center’s Research Seminar Series continues online.  This week’s event, on Thursday, Nov 18, at 3:30 p.m., features renowned wetland ecologist Laura...