Land Use Events

Feb
22

Corvid Conversation

February 22, 2020, Yachats

Raven.\Photo courtesy of USF&WS.

The Cape Perpetua Winter Speaker Series is sponsoring a talk on the smartest of birds found on the coast, or anywhere else.

Casey Hase, a wildlife technician with the Siuslaw National Forest, speaks on “Corvids of the Coast.”  Her talk takes place 11 a.m.-noon...

Feb
29

Leap Year Hike

February 29, 2020, Florence

Siltcoos Lake, from the trail.\Photo courtesy of South Coast Striders.

The South Coast Striders hiking group invites the public to join them on a hike on the Siltcoos Lake Trail, making a four-mile loop through a coastal forest of Sitka Spruce, Western Red Cedar and Douglas Fir to the shores...

Feb
29

History Talk on Big Creek

February 29, 2020, Yachats

Mouth of Big Creek.\Photo by Bob Bailey.

Andrea Scharf, author of “Saving Big Creek,” will discuss the campaign to preserve this area in a talk at the Cape Perpetua Visitor Center on Saturday, Feb. 29, 11 a.m.  The visitor center (2400 Hwy. 101) is located about three miles south of...

Feb
29

Talk on Forest Toxicology

February 29, 2020, Rockaway Beach

Helicopter spraying chemicals on the forest.\Photo courtesy of OFRI.

The North Coast Communities for Watershed Protection group sponsors a “Speaking Truth to Power” speaker series.  The presenter for the first of these events in 2020 will be Deke Gunderson, a professor of environmental...

Mar
5

Tidal Forest Carbon Storage Lecture

March 5, 2020, Newport

On Thursday, March 5, 6:30 p.m., the MidCoast Watersheds Council continues its “From Ridgetop to Reef” speaker series with a lecture by Dr. J. Boone Kaufman on “Why conservation and restoration of Pacific Northwest tidal wetlands is of global significance.”  ...

Mar
7

Coastal Photography Talk

March 7, 2020, Yachats

The Cape Perpetua Winter Speaker Series is sponsoring a talk on coastal photography by Jamie Kish, proprietor of Girl in Water Photography.  Her talk takes place 11 a.m.-noon on Saturday, March 7, at the Cape Perpetua Visitor Center (2400 U.S. Hwy...

Mar
14

Landscape Restoration Talk

March 14, 2020, Yachats

A major forest habitat restoration project will be the subject of the next talk in the Cape Perpetua Winter Speaker Series. The presentation on the Fivemile-Bell Landscape Restoration Project takes place on Saturday, March 14, 11 a.m., at the Cape Perpetua Visitor Center...

Mar
18

Lecture on North Coast Ecology

March 18, 2020, Seaside

Nehalem Bay on the north coast.\Photo by Dennis White.

Katie Voelke, a biologist and the executive director of the North Coast Land Conservancy, will speak on “North Coast Ecology:  A Picture of Diversity” on Wednesday, March 18, 6 p.m. at the Seaside Public Library (1131 Broadway).  Her...

Mar
21

Rogue Owling Walk

March 21, 2020, Gold Beach

Gary Maschmeyer, the Kalmiopsis Audubon Society’s veteran birding trip leader, will conduct an expedition in search of owls along the Rogue River Walk.  Meet at 6:30 p.m. at the Gold Beach Visitor Center (94080 Shirley Ln.).

The walk through the forest at...

May
13

Presentation on Land Management

May 13, 2020, Cannon Beach

Cape Falcon, where the rainforest meets the sea. (No photo credit.)

The Friends of Haystack Rock Lecture Series will feature a presentation on conservation land management on Wednesday, May 13, 7 p.m. in the Cannon Beach Library (131 N. Hemlock St.). The event is free and open to all.

The...

Past Events

Feb
18

Pub Talk on Tideland Forests

February 18, 2020, Newport

Laura Brophy doing field work.

The next installment of the OSU Science on Tap series presents an opportunity to learn about the results of important research into Oregon’s estuarine wetlands.  Laura Brophy, director of the Estuary Technical Group within the Institute for Applied Ecology...

Feb
12

Ancient Forest Presentation

February 12, 2020, Coos Bay

Hiking an old-growth forest trail.\Photo by Chandra LeGue.

The Cape Arago Audubon Society chapter is sponsoring a talk on the old-growth forests of the Pacific Northwest and opportunities to hike therein.  Chandra LeGue will speak on “Exploring Oregon’s Ancient Forests” on Wednesday, Feb....

Feb
9

Yardang Hike

February 9, 2020, Lakeside

Yardangs near the Siuslaw River mouth\Photo by Dina Pavlis.

The South Coast Striders hiking group invites all comers to go “yardanging” in the Hall Lake/Dellenback Dunes area on Sunday, Feb. 9.  The hikes (two, of different lengths) both start at 9:30 a.m. at the Hall & Schuttpelz Lakes Day...

Feb
8

Briefing on The Big One

February 8, 2020, Yachats

Big waves approach Cape Perpetua--but not as big as those generated by The Big One.\Photo by Gus Gates.

The Cape Perpetua Winter Speaker Series is sponsoring a talk on that topic at the back of everyone’s mind, a Cascadian Subduction Zone earthquake and tsunami, aka The Big One.

Althea Rizzo,...

Feb
6

Talk on Wetland Carbon Storage

February 6, 2020, Newport

Intertidal marsh.\Photo courtesy of MidCoast Watersheds Council.

Craig Cornu will speak on “Pacific Northwest Tidal Wetlands and Their Part to Mitigate the Effects of Climate Change” on Thursday, Feb. 6, 6:30 p.m., at the Pacific Maritime Heritage Center (333 S.E. Bay Blvd.) in Newport.  The...

Feb
1

Ancient Forest Presentation

February 1, 2020, Yachats

 

Salmon River Trail through an ancient forest.\Photo by Chandra LeGue.
The next event in the Cape Perpetua Speaker Series focuses on the old-growth forests of the Pacific Northwest.  Chandra LeGue will speak on “Exploring Oregon’s Ancient Forests” on Saturday, Feb. 1, 11 a.m. to noon, at the...
Jan
28

FERNS Training Session

January 28, 2020, Tillamook

Coastal forest habitat.\Photo by Alexis Garrett.

The Forest Activity Electronic Reporting and Notification System (FERNS) is a website that enables citizens to track forestry activities such as clearcutting and spraying.  Those planning such forest activities must notify of their intent...

Jan
23

Pub Talk on Terminal Land Use

January 23, 2020, Newport

NASA image of asteroid Vesta. This one missed.

We usually focus closely on the Oregon coast in covering land use matters.  Global catastrophe is a little out of our line.  Still, a cosmic collision could drastically rearrange the Oregon coast, and end land use planning (not to mention the...

Jan
9

Talk on Rainforests and Climate

January 9, 2020, Newport

Old growth and the Oregon Coast Trail.\Photo by Rena Olson.

A presentation on the role of forests in addressing climate problems will kick off the MidCoast Watersheds Council’s “From Ridgetop to Reef” series of “carbon speakers.”  Dominick DellaSala will speak on “Can Rainforests Save the...