Land Use Events

Jun
24

Rockaway Beach Riprap Hearing 2

June 24, 2021

The WorldMark Gleneden perches on an eroding bluff.\Photo by Dennis White.

The desire of some property owners to riprap lots in the Rockaway Beach area is leading to challenge to Oregon’s land use laws, particularly Goal 18, which guides planning for beaches and dunes.  The second public...

Jun
30

Lincoln County Hearing on Shoreline Armoring

June 30, 2021

The eroding shoreline at Lincoln Beach.\Photo by Linda Fink.

Note:  The hearing described here, which was to take place May 24, has been delayed.  At present the county has stated only that it will take place in "late June," so we aren't actually sure of the date.  The new date will be...

Past Events

Apr
3

Snowy Plover Patrol Training

April 3, 2021

Western Snowy Plover.\Photo by Cathy Tronquet.

Portland Audubon is partnering with Oregon Parks and Recreation Department and the Institute for Natural Resources to monitor endangered Western Snowy Plovers at four sites on the North Coast (from Clatsop Spit near Astoria to the Sitka Sedge...

Apr
2

Snowy Plover Patrol Training

April 2, 2021

Snowy plovers at South Beach.\Photo by Molly Sultany.

Portland Audubon is partnering with Oregon Parks and Recreation Department and the Institute for Natural Resources to monitor endangered Western Snowy Plovers at four sites on the North Coast (from Clatsop Spit near Astoria to the Sitka...

Apr
1

Environmental DNA Presentation

April 1, 2021

Dr. Kellie Carim in the field.

The MidCoast Watershed Council, now holding its community meetings online, offers a virtual presentation on environmental DNA sampling.  Dr. Kellie Carim will present “What’s in the Stream? Finding Species Through eDNA Sampling” at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, April...

Mar
30

Panel on Climate-Resilient Future

March 30, 2021

Climate protest.\Photo courtesy of Compact.

The Climate Impacts Group, based at the University of Washington, is celebrating its 25th year with a series of talks.  The CIG, a pioneering effort to study the effects of climate at the local level when it began, studies likely impacts of climate...

Mar
26

Knotweed Webinar

March 26, 2021

Knotweed on a stream bank.\Photo courtesy of King County, Wash.

Knotweed is an invasive species that can do great damage to riparian systems.  The Pacific Northwest Invasive Plant Council is the local sponsor of a presentation by the Society for Ecological Restoration on knotweed and how to...

Mar
16

South Slough Virtual Tour

March 16, 2021

Sough Slough.\Photo courtesy of South Slough NERR

Bandon’s Shoreline Education for Awareness (SEA) offers a virtual “Watershed Tour of the South Slough Reserve,” on Tuesday March 16, at 6:30 p.m.  The event is free and open to all.

Alice Yeates, the presenter, will provide a brief overview of...

Mar
11

Beaver Believer Presentation

March 11, 2021

Beaver swimming.\Photo courtesy of Smith River Alliance.

The Nature Matters series, long held at the Fort George Brewery in Astoria, is being held online these days, which does make it more widely available.  Next up, on Thursday, March 11, is beaver advocate Jakob Shockey.

Shockey has been...

Mar
8

Hearing on Climate Bill

March 8, 2021

Oregon State Capitol Building.\Photo courtesy of Oregon Conservation Network.

HB 2488, which seeks to address climate change and environmental justice, has an online hearing on Monday, March 8, during a 1 p.m. meeting of the House Committee on Energy and Environment.  The portion of the...

Mar
1

Webinar on Tidal Swamps

March 1, 2021

Tidal spruce swamp.\Photo courtesy of U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.

The Lower Nehalem Community Trust sponsors a webinar on “Tidal Swamps:  Secret Forests of the Oregon Coast,” by Laura Brophy, on Monday, March 1, at 7 p.m.  The online event is free and open to all, but participation in...

Mar
1

Virtual Environmental Conference

March 1, 2021

Yaquina River during a king tide, a preview of climate-change-related flooding.\Photo by Rena Olson, with support from Lighthawk.

The Public Interest Environmental Law Conference (PIELC), founded and run by University of Oregon law students, has evolved into the state’s most broad-based...