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

Jul
26

Bastendorff Bog Hike

July 26, 2020

Rocky reef offshore from Sunset Bay and viewable from this hike.\Photo courtesy of South Coast Striders.

Join the South Coast Striders in hiking Bastendorff Bog on July 26, beginning at 9:30 a.m.

The hike will start in the Sunset Bay Day Use area, on Cape Arago Highway south of Charleston. ...

Jul
16

BioBlitz Training Online

July 16, 2020

Cape Falcon Marine Reserve.\Photo by Tiffany Boothe.
Cape Falcon Marine Reserve.\Photo by Tiffany Boothe.

A BioBlitz is an intensive survey of a defined area with the goal of identifying all the species to be found in that area at one time, generally involving members of the public assisted by experts. It is a snapshot of biodiversity.  In...

Jul
11

Eel Lake Hike

July 11, 2020

Eel Lake.\Photo courtesy of South Coast Striders.
Eel Lake.\Photo courtesy of South Coast Striders.

The South Coast Striders are sponsoring a hike along the Eel Lake Trail on Saturday, July 11, beginning at 10 a.m.  Meet at Tugman State Park, just north of Lakeside and south of Reedsport. (Turn into the park and follow the signs to the Eel...

Jun
28

Blacklock Point Hike

June 28, 2020

Blacklock Point from the air.\Photo by Alex Derr, with support from Lighthawk.

The South Coast Striders are offering a hike to one of the coast’s most beautiful spots, Blacklock Point in Curry County.  The hike is limited to 15 people to allow for social distancing, but if enough people...

Jun
26

Invasive Plant Detection Training

June 26, 2020

Invasive Yellow Flag Iris.\Photo by James St. John.

The Pacific Northwest Invasive Plant Council will hold a series of online sessions this year that provide training in “Early Detection/Rapid Response (EDRR),” the watchwords for those hoping to nip invasive species in the bud.  The first...

Jun
25

Seminar on Beachgrass Hybrid

June 25, 2020

Beach at Bob Straub State Park, with beachgrass in the foreground.\Photo by Bonnie Moreland.

Those who missed CoastWatch’s seminar with Rebecca Mostow on the recently discovered beachgrass hybrid that will be the focus of a new citizen science project will get another opportunity.  Mostow...

Jun
14

Cape Arago Hike

June 14, 2020

Cape Arago from the air.|Photo by Alex Derr.

The Southcoast Striders have resumed leading hikes, with new precautions.  Hikes require registration, and are limited to 15 people (although if there is enough demand, and additional hike leaders can be recruited, more can be accommodated with...

Jun
6

Coastal Backyard Bird Count

June 6, 2020

Red Crossbill, seen at Del Rey Beach.\Photo by Molly Sultany.

The North Coast Land Conservancy is sponsoring the first-ever Great Coastal Backyard Bird Count on Saturday, June 6, all day.

Everyone, from novice to expert, is invited to participate. Just step outside anywhere on the Oregon...