Land Use Events

Jul
23

North Bend Pipeline Hearing

July 23, 2019, North Bend

Jordan Cove in foreground, with tip of North Bend to be crossed by pipeline in the distance.\Photo by Rena Olson.

The battle against the Jordan Cove Energy Project’s attempt to develop an LNG (liquefied natural gas) terminal on Coos Bay’s North Spit has many fronts.  One of these is Jordan...

Jul
24

Meeting on Shoreline Armoring

July 24, 2019, Newport

Backhoe placing riprap on CoastWatch Mile 199.\Photo by Woody Dukes.

The Department of Land Conservation (DLCD) has convened a focus group to review the state’s administration of its policies concerning shoreline armoring (aka beachfront protection structures), typically riprap.  This group...

Aug
1

Habitat Restoration Lecture

August 1, 2019, Newport

Habitat along the Siletz River.\Photo by Dennis White.

The MidCoast Watersheds Council (MCWC) is looking within for its next speaker.  Presenting at the group’s meeting on Thursday, Aug. 1, 6:30 p.m. in the Newport Visual Arts Center (777 N.W. Beach Dr.), Room 205, will be Council...

Aug
10

Invasive Plant Swampathon

August 10, 2019, Knappa

Pulling Purple Loosestrife at Blind Slough.|Photo courtesy of NCLC.

A lot of restoration efforts take place in the Oregon coastal region, and we aren’t able to cover all of the in this calendar.  But one that is coming up is of particular interest, and poses an interesting challenge.  The...

Aug
13

Talk on Toxic Sprays

August 13, 2019, Nehalem

Lisa Arkin

The next speaker in the “Speaking Truth to Power” series sponsored by North Coast Citizens for Watershed Protection is Lisa Arkin, long-time executive director of Beyond Toxics.  She speaks on Tuesday, Aug. 13, at 6 p.m. in the North Coast Recreation District headquarters (36155...

Aug
21

Coastal Economic Summit

August 21, 2019, Florence

Florence, seen from the sea.|Photo by Alex Derr.

In what has become an annual tradition, the Oregon Legislative Coastal Caucus, made of the state legislators from the coast, is sponsoring a coastal Economic Summit, a two-day event designed to discuss the region’s economy and communities. ...

Past Events

Jul
18

Geology Walk

July 18, 2019, Seaside

Trail and Circle Creek.\Photo courtesy of NCLC.

The North Coast Land Conservancy (NCLC) offers a walk led by geologist Tom Horning on its property at Circle Creek, from 1 to about 3:30 p.m.  The event is free, but registration is required.  For more information, or to register, go...

Jul
11

Invasive Plants Talk

July 11, 2019, Yachats

Dr. Jim Nechols on the Hobbit Trail.

Jim Nechols, a retired professor of entomology from Kansas State University, will present two talks at noon on Thursday, June 27, at the Cape Perpetua Visitor Center (2400 Hwy 101, about three miles south of Yachats).   The first, of more direct interest...

Jul
9

Lecture on Forest Ecology

July 9, 2019, Nehalem

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

Trygve Steen, a professor of forest ecology, environmental sustainability, and photography at Portland State University, will address the North Coast Citizens for Watershed Protection meeting on Tuesday, July 9.  His talk,...

Jul
8

Planning Session on Geologic Hazards

July 8, 2019, Newport

Preliminary work on a parcel on Newport's Spring St., for a development which Oregon Shores has opposed.\Photo by Elaine Karnes.

At its Monday, July 8 meeting, the Newport Planning Commission will consider a proposed change to the city’s planning ordinances.  A work session begins at 6 p.m.,...

Jul
7

Blacklock Point Hike

July 7, 2019, Langlois

Blacklock Point, as seen from the air.\Photo by Alex Derr.

The Southcoast Striders hiking group invites the public to join them for a rugged, 8.5-mile hike to one of the coast’s most beautiful spots.  The hike will travel from Floras Lake to Blacklock Point, along beaches, forest trails and...

Jul
2

Tour of Proposed Clearcut

July 2, 2019, Arch Cape

Hug Point waterfall.\Photo by Bruce Swenson.

The Oregon Department of Forestry (ODF) plans to clearcut 77 acres of public forest containing the drinking watershed for local residents. This cut abuts Highway 101 between Arcadia Beach and Hug Point State Parks.  It is adjacent to occupied...

Jun
26

FERC Hearing on Jordan Cove

June 26, 2019, Medford

LNG pipeline under construction.

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) has finally gotten around to scheduling public hearings on the Jordan Cove LNG (liquefied natural gas) export terminal proposed for Coos Bay’s North Spit.  There was only one hearing actually scheduled on the...

Jun
25

FERC Hearing on Jordan Cove

June 25, 2019, Myrtle Creek

LNG pipeline under construction.

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) has finally gotten around to scheduling public hearings on the Jordan Cove LNG (liquefied natural gas) export terminal proposed for Coos Bay’s North Spit.  There was only one hearing actually scheduled on the...

Jun
24

Community Meeting on North Jetty Park

June 24, 2019, Florence

Mouth of the Siuslaw River; North Jetty Park is north of the river behind the dunes.\Photo courtesy of ODFW.

A proposal is being considered for a change in the management of Florence’s North Jetty Park.  The land is owned by the state’s Department of State Lands (DSL) and managed by State...

Jun
24

FERC Hearing on Jordan Cove

June 24, 2019, Coos Bay

LNG pipeline under construction

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) has finally gotten around to scheduling public hearings on the Jordan Cove LNG (liquefied natural gas) export terminal proposed for Coos Bay’s North Spit.  The only coastal hearing will be held Monday, June 24,...