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

Sep
10

Virtual Tour of Oregon Coast Trail

September 10, 2020

It's good to see Bonnie's back. The author starts on the Oregon Coast Trail at the Columbia jetty.

The Oregon Coast Trail is a border-to-border hiking route first proposed about 50 years ago and first declared “hikeable” in the 1980s. But it remains a work in progress. And people have...

Sep
10

Seminar on Beaver and Water

September 10, 2020

Beaver dam.\Photo courtesy of MidCoast Watersheds Council.

The online version of the Hatfield Marine Science Center research seminar series continues on Thursday, Sept. 10, at 3:30 p.m. with a talk by Kami Ellingson, Watershed Program Manager with the Siuslaw National Forest.  Her topic:...

Sep
7

Deadline for Coastal Planning Comments

September 7, 2020

Development in a risky location in Bayshore on the Alsea spit.\Photo by Alex Derr.

Oregon’s Coastal Management Program (OCMP) is the state’s federally recognized plan for managing coastal and ocean resources under the Coastal Zone Management Act (CZMA).  An important source of funding for...

Sep
1

Jordan Cove Appeal Online

September 1, 2020

Henderson Marsh, immediately adjacent to the proposed Jordan Cove LNG site.\Photo by Jody McCaffree.

The fate of the proposed Jordan Cove LNG export terminal, which Canadian multinational Pembina aims to build in Coos Bay’s North Spit, may hinge not on public rallies or lawsuits, but on very...

Aug
25

Webinar on Regenerative Agriculture

August 25, 2020

Dr. Ann Schmierer.

Shoreline Education for Awareness looks inland for the subject of the next webinar in their series, as they host a talk by Ann Schmierer on “Regenerative Agriculture: Growing Soil for a Healthy Planet.  This online presentation takes place on Tuesday, Aug. 25, at 6:30...

Aug
18

Cape Perpetua Geology Webinar

August 18, 2020

Thor's Well at Cape Perpetua.\Photo by Justin Knott.

The Cape Perpetua Marine Reserve Collaborative offers a deep time experience with the webinar “A Yachats Volcano?  Understanding the Geology of the Cape Perpetua Area.”  This online presentation by geologist David Muerdter takes place at 6...

Aug
17

Comment Deadline re: Oil and Gas Policy

August 17, 2020

Oil rigs off Neahkahnie....just kidding, but this is why we need drilling regulations.

The Oregon Coastal Management Program has submitted a request for a program change concerning conservation of oil and gas to the federal Office for Coastal Management.  The department wants to change and...

Aug
15

Virtual Group Hike

August 15, 2020

Merchants Beach north of Bandon.\Photo by Steve Garrett.

The South Coast Striders hiking group is attempting a new gambit to evade the clutches of the coronavirus.  Instead of a socially distanced hike by a group, they are promoting a “virtual group hike” by individuals.

The idea is to...

Aug
8

South Slough Hike

August 8, 2020, Charleston

South Slough trail.\Photo courtesy of South Coast Striders.

The South Coast Striders are sponsoring a hike at South Slough National Estuarine Research Reserve in Charleston (61907 Seven Devils Rd.) on Saturday, Aug. 8.  Meet at the reserve’s Interpretive Center parking lot at 9:30 a.m.  The...

Aug
6

Lampreys Online

August 6, 2020

Laurie Weitkamp.

The Hatfield Marine Science Center’s research seminar series has moved online, but is still going strong.  On Thursday, Aug. 6, 3:30 p.m., the speaker will be Laurie Weitkamp, a Research Fisheries Biologist with the NOAA Northwest Fisheries Science Center.

Her topic: “All...