Land Use Events

Oct
31

Climate Plan Comment Deadline

October 31, 2020

King tide at Siletz National Wildlife Refuge.\Photo by A. Stickel.

The state of Oregon’s Department of Land Conservation and Development (DLCD) has released a review draft of the new Oregon Climate Change Adaptation Framework. Public comments will be accepted until October 31.

The Framework...

Nov
1

Dellenback Dunes Hike

November 1, 2020, Lakeside

View of the Dellenback Dunes.\Photo courtesy of South Coast Striders.

The South Coast Striders are offering a free hike on the Dellenback Dunes trail on Sunday, Nov. 1, beginning at 10 a.m. The hike is limited to 15 people, but if there is enough demand and additional leaders volunteer, more...

Nov
5

Facebook Drilling Comment Deadline

November 5, 2020

Facebook's onshore drilling site in Tierra del Mar.\Photo by Edmund Ruttledge.

The Oregon Department of State Lands (DSL) has opened a public review and comment period for Edge Cable Holdings LLC’s encroachment easement application. “Edge Cable” is in reality Facebook.  Members of the public...

Past Events

Oct
29

Water Year Recap and Outlook

October 29, 2020

Lower Alsea River.\Photo by Rena Olson, with support from Lighthawk.

For those who pay attention to water supplies and hydrology, the new year just started—the Water Year, that is.  Anyone interested is invited to the second day of the  Oregon-Washington Water Year 2020 Recap & 2021 Outlook...

Oct
19

Webinar on Climate-Friendly Communities

October 19, 2020

Seaside during a king tide.\Photo by Briana Goodwin.

Oregon’s Land Conservation and Development Commission (LCDC) has initiated rulemaking to implement parts of Gov. Brown’s executive order on reduce greenhouse gas emissions.  The department is offering a webinar on Monday, Oct. 19, 2-3:30...

Oct
10

Blacklock Point Hike

October 10, 2020, Port Orford

Blacklock Point in Curry County is one of the rocky shore habitats that Oregon Shores is currently working to protect.  (For more information, see our website, https://oregonshores.org/ocean.)  So it is good timing that the South Coast Striders have organized a...

Sep
27

Humbug Hike

September 27, 2020

Humbug Mountain.\Photo courtesy of the South Coast Striders.

The South Coast Striders are offering a hike to some of the best views on the coast on Sunday, Sept. 27, beginning at 9:30 a.m.  The objective:  Humbug Mountain and its vantage point along the Curry County coast.  Note that this...

Sep
25

Climate Plan Webinar

September 25, 2020

King tide washes up against Coquille, a preview of sea level rise due to climate change.\Photo by Alex Derr, with support from Lighthawk.

The state of Oregon’s Department of Land Conservation and Development (DLCD) has released a review draft of the new Oregon Climate Change Adaptation...

Sep
24

LCDC Considers Climate Policies

September 24, 2020

King tide, a preview of climate change, floods the Coquille Valley.\Photo by Alex Derr, with support from Lighthawk.

The Land Conservation and Development Commission (LCDC) with take up rulemaking with regard to its “Climate-Friendly” and “Equitable Communities” initiatives at its next...

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...