Land Use Events

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...

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...

Past Events

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...

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...