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

Feb
27

New Old Growth Talk

February 27, 2021

Coastal forest habitat.\Photo by Alexis Garrett.

The Cape Perpetua Winter Speakers Series, now online, features a talk on “It’s Not All about Old Trees—An Introduction to the New Old Growth Forest,” at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Feb. 27.  The speaker is Vicki Penwell, Director of the Cape Perpetua...

Feb
25

Parks Session Considers Beach Driving

February 25, 2021

Vehicles parked on the beach at Pacific City.\Photo courtesy of OPRD.

The Oregon Parks and Recreation Commission meets online on Thursday, Feb. 25, and one item on the agenda will stand out to those concerned about the beach parking and driving issue.  The commission will consider the...

Feb
24

Hearing on Cable Bill

February 24, 2021

Onshore base for Facebook's cable project at Tierra del Mar.\Photo by Ron Bourke.

House Bill 2603, now being considered by the current Oregon Legislature, is an attempt by Rep. David Gomberg (D-Lincoln City) to address the Facebook fiasco, in which an internet cable being installed across...

Feb
17

Thin Green Line Celebration

February 17, 2021

Anti-LNG rally in Salem.

The conservation groups attempting to block fossil fuel development and export along the West Coast are sometimes called the “Thin Green Line.  Oregon Shores, with our battle against the Jordan Cove LNG export terminal proposal, is certainly part of this line.  Just...

Feb
12

Beach Driving Comment Deadline

February 12, 2021

Vehicles crowd the beach at Pacific City.\Photo courtesy of OPRD.

Members of the public have until 5 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 12, to comment on a proposal by the Oregon Parks and Recreation Department (State Parks) to close two segments of Tillamook County’s shoreline to vehicles.

State Parks...

Feb
12

Anti-Plastics Virtual Rally

February 12, 2021

Marine debris in its unnatural habitat.\Photo by Kip Evans.

A free “Break Up with Plastics” virtual event will be hosted by Oceana, Surfrider Foundation Environment Oregon at noon on Friday, Feb. 12.  The event will feature information from legislators and ocean advocates on how you can...

Feb
4

Restoration Seminar

February 4, 2021

Restoration work taking place at Big Creek.\Photo courtesy of MidCoast Watersheds Council.

The Hatfield Marine Science Center Research Seminar Series presents an online talk on restoration ecology.  David Thomson, a restoration specialist with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Ecological Services,...

Jan
30

Virtual Tour of Amanda Trail

January 30, 2021

Yachats River mouth, with Cape Perpetua to the right.\Photo by Alex Derr.

On Saturday, Jan. 30, at 10 a.m., the Cape Perpetua Collaborative presents a talk on “The Amanda Trail:  History, Significance, and Bridging Gaps.”  The presenter is Joanne Kittel, View the Future Co-chair, member and...

Jan
27

Discussion on Climate Resilience and Covid

January 27, 2021

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 change on the Pacific Northwest.

The second...

Jan
27

Training for Clearcut Resistance

January 27, 2021

Clearcut in Siuslaw National Forest.\Photo by Alex Derr, with support from Lighthawk.

Coastal citizens concerned about the impact of clearcut logging on public drinking water supplies are invited to a special training session for those interested in getting involved in the issue, taking...