Environment & Natural Resources     Site Map
Lincoln City is surrounded by scenic natural resources. See map.
Creeks: Agnes, Anderson, Drift, Rock, Schooner, Thompson
Lakes: Devils Lake, Spring Lake
Rivers: D River, Siletz River
Parks and Open Spaces
State Parks: Devils Lake (2) & several waysides
North: Roads End, Salmon River, Cascade Head, West: Pacific Ocean
South: Siletz Bay National Wildlife Refuge, East: Siuslaw National Forest
See - National Forest Foundation - www.natlforests.org
Heart of Oregon Corps - www.heartoforegon.net

Lincoln City area Conservation  
Birds - Click here for a Bird List - also see table below  
Devils Lake Water Improvement District dlwid.org
Friends of Wildwoods and Trails, Inc. PO Box 472, Lincoln City, OR 97367

Lincoln City -
Conservation of Water & Energy
Parks & Open Spaces
Planning & Ordinances
Water & Wastewater

North Lincoln Sanitary Service - recycling 541-994-5555
Oregon Sea Grant seagrant.oregonstate.edu
Oregon State Parks - Devils Lake (2) & Waysides oregonstateparks.org/park_216.php
Oregon State University Extension extension.oregonstate.edu/index.php
Preservation Association of Devils Lake devilslakeor.us
Salmon-Drift Creek Watersheds Group midcoastwatershedcouncil.org

American Wetlands Month
Earth Day Every Day
April 22
Earth Day Network
April 22
Great North American Secchi Dip-In, The
June to July
International Migratory Bird Day
Second Saturday in May
National Arbor Day
National Estuaries Day
Last Saturday in September
National Invasive Weed Awareness Week
National Lakes Appreciation Month
National Public Lands Day
National Trails Day
First Saturday in June
National Wildflower Week
Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center
First week in May
National Wildlife Refuge Week
Second week in October

World Wetlands Day
February 2


Kodak American Greenways Awards Program
Conservation Fund, National Geographic
National Forest Foundation natlforests.org
Learn and Serve  

Online Nature Mall onlinenaturemall.com/

Become an educated and practicing steward of the environment.
Birds: In 1995 Range Bayer compiled a list of birds of the Lincoln City area with detectability codes. The Portland Audubon Society website lists the ten best places in Oregon to see birds (www.audubonportland.org). Two are north of Lincoln City and two are south of Lincoln City along the coast. Boiler Bay State Wayside just south of Lincoln City is in the top ten. Siletz Bay is listed as an Important Bird Area (IBA). See Range Bayer's website at www.orednet.org/~rbayer/. See the table below.
Burning: Outdoor burning is banned in Lincoln City to protect air quality. Contact the City about yard debris removal solutions.
City Clean-ups: Usually in April. Check the local newspaper. Several organizations collect used items for resale: Elks, Goodwill, Salvation Army-Newport.
Conserve: Water and Electricity
Environmental Events: In the past, Lincoln City has celebrated National Arbor Day (April) , Earth Day (April 22), International Migratory Bird Day (May), National Trails Day (June), Watershed Weeks (fall).
Permits: Get the proper permits before altering or developing land in Lincoln City.
Recycling and composting: Along with regular recycling, special opportunities exist to recycle items such as computers, oil, paint, tennis shoes. Contact the North Lincoln Sanitary Service (541-994-5555) or Lincoln County Solid Waste (541-265-4171). Computer printer cartridges can be recycled and earn funds for local schools. The Elks collects old newspapers.
Recycling Awareness Week - usually middle of November will focus on the act of trying to reduce and prevent waste.
Riparian areas: The land adjacent to water bodies is valued and protected.
Salmon: Native salmon from the Atlantic Ocean no longer exist. The watershed councils of the Pacific Coast are working to save our wild salmon population from extinction. Devils Lake and Siletz Bay have native salmon populations.
Trees: Lincoln City has an ordinance regulating tree removal.
Waste: Do not put grease and chemicals down the sink or toilet. Contact City Hall for a brochure to learn about protecting the water and sewer systems.
Watersheds: Groups are working at the local, county, state and federal level to protect coastal watersheds for salmon habitat and other environmental benefits.
Wetlands: Wetlands are valued and protected.
Wildlife: A bird list and brochures about wildlife are available from the Visitor and Convention Bureau. Contact the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife for other information. Whale watching can be enjoyed. Harbor seals can be seen from SW 51st St.

Open Space Acquisition Program: The Friends of Wildwoods and Trails, Inc. began in 1993 and worked with the city to acquire the Spring Lake Open Space and the Cutler City Wetlands Open Space. In 1998 Lincoln City residents passed a $3 million bond measure to purchase open space. The City of Lincoln City formed an Open Space Committee. As of January, 2004 over 200 acres have been purchased. The City has received $544,500 in grant funds. The properties purchased include Agnes Creek, D River, Spring Lake addition, Alice Park, Seid Creek, Friends of Wildwoods & Trails, Butler, Burrows, Mazloom, and Spyglass. The Slayden property was a donation.
Nature Center: Proposed.

Lincoln County area Conservation  
Cascade Head - Nature Conservancy nature.org
Central Coast Land Trust  
Lincoln Soil & Water Conservation District  
Lincoln County Solid Waste Consortium - recycling
Lincoln County -
Environmental Manager, etc.
Lincoln County Interpretive Association (LCIA) exploreoregoncoast.org
Lincoln County Mycological Society  
Lincoln Land Legacy Program -
Lincoln County, Newport
Marine Discovery Tours - Newport marinediscovery.com
Mid-Coast Watersheds Council - Newport midcoastwatershedcouncil.org
Oregon Coast Agate Club - Newport 541-574-2252
Sitka Center for Art & Ecology - Cascade Head sitkacenter.org
Yaquina Bay Birders & Naturalists - Newport
Lincoln County Natural History - birds lists, etc.

Birds - Click here for a bird list  
How to Report a Federal Bird Band in North America pwrc.usgs.gov/bbl/homepage/call800.htm
American Bird Conservancy
Cats Indoors! Campaign

Audubon Society

Audubon Oregon 503-247-0577
Audubon Society of Portland audubonportland.org
Salem Audubon Society salem-audubon.org
Birds Amore birdsamore.com
Birding on the Net birdingonthe.net
Cornell Laboratory of Ornithology
Cornell University - Ithaca, NY
Bird Feeder Watch Program
Cornell Lab
Birds of North America Online
Cornell nestbox cams birds.cornell.edu/birdhouse/nestboxcam/index.html
International Migratory Bird Day - May birdday.org
National Wildlife Federation
Backyard Wildlife Habitat
Nature Field Guide Online

Oregon Birders Online http://birdingonthe.net/mailinglists/OBOL.html
Oregon Bird Forum, The  
Oregon Birding Trails oregonbirdingtrails.org
Oregon Field Ornithology oregonbirds.org
Patuxent Bird Identification InfoCenter mbr-pwrc.usgs.gov/
Prescott Western Bluebird Recovery, The
Newberg, Oregon
Seabirds absc.usgs.gov/research/seabird_foragefish/seabirds/index.html
Migratory Bird Center
Where to Bird birding.com/wheretobird/Oregon.asp
Yaquina Bay Birders & Naturalists
Range Bayer

Oregon State  
Birds - see table above  
Earth Day Every Day earthdayeveryday.org
Center for Lakes and Reservoirs
The Aquatic Weed School
Portland State University
Hatfield Marine Science Center - Newport
Oregon State University
Nature of the Northwest Information Center naturenw.org
No Ivy League - Forest Park, Portland noivyleague.org
Oregon Coast Aquarium - Newport aquarium.org
Oregon Coastal Zone Management Association oczma.org, 541-265-8918
Oregon Department of Fish & Wildlife dfw.state.or.us
Oregon Department of Environmental Quality egov.oregon.gov/DEQ/index.shtml
Oregon Lakes Association -
Portland State University
Oregon State Parks and Recreation
Oregon State University -
Hatfield Marine Science Center - Newport
Oregon Watershed Enhancement Board (OWEB)
Oregon Watershed Weeks
Oregon Wildlife Heritage Foundation owhf.org
Salmon River Fish Hatchery  
SOLV solv.org
State of Oregon
Land Conservation/Development
Whale Watching Spoken Here whalespoken.org
Yaquina Bay & Head Lighthouse - Newport or.blm.gov/salem/yaquina/index.htm

United States  
American Wetlands Month - May  
Animal pictures - Berkeley http://calphotos.berkeley.edu/fauna/
Birds - see table above  
Celebrating Wildflowers http://www.nps.gov/plants/cw/index.htm
National Marine Fisheries Service nmfs.noaa.gov
National Wildflower Week -
Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center
Salmon - Wild Alaska www.salmonpage.com
Siletz Bay National Wildlife Refuge
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
Siuslaw National Forest - Hebo
US Forest Service
United States -
Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), etc.
No Child Left Inside http://www.cbf.org/
Office of Wetlands, Oceans, and Watersheds (OWOW) epa.gov/owow
Pacific Coast Joint Venture pcjv.org/
Pacific Coast Scenic Byway byways.org/browse/byways/2143/
Paxutent Bird Identification InfoCenter mbr-pwrc.usgs.gov/id/framlst/infocenter.html
US Army Corps of Engineers  
US Bureau of Land Management
Public Lands Day - September
US Fish and Wildlife Service
International Migratory Bird Day - May
National Estuary Day - October
National Wildlife Refuge Week - October
Yaquina Head Outstanding Natural Area - Newport
Bureau of Land Management (BLM)

Newport has two lighthouses, the Yaquina Bay Lighthouse (State Park) and the Yaquina Head Lighthouse (BLM). Environmental education and interpretation are offered at the Yaquina Head Outstanding Natural Area, and on a smaller scale at the Yaquina Bay Lighthouse.

National Conservation Organizations  
American Bird Conservancy
Cats Indoors! Campaign
American Hiking Society
National Trails Day - June
American Trails americantrails.org
Audubon Society audubon.org
Conservation Fund, The conservationfund.org
Earth Day Network earthday.net
Green Infrastructure greeninfrastructure.net
Izaak Walton League of America iwla.org
National Arbor Day Foundation, The arborday.org
National Forest Foundation natlforests.org
National Resources Defense Council
Green Squad - Kids, Green Schools
National Wildlife Federation
Backyard Wildlife Habitat
Nature Field Guide Online



Nature Conservancy nature.org
North American Lakes Management Society
National Lakes Awareness Month
Sierra Club sierraclub.org
Migratory Bird Center
Surfrider Foundation USA PO Box 1113, Lincoln City, OR 97367
Trust for Public Land tpl.org
World Wildlife search worldwildlife.org/wildfinder/index.cfm?searchen=google
World Wildlife Fund wwf.org

Youth Organizations helping the environment  
Angel Job Corps  
Boy Scouts  
Girl Scouts  
Heart of Oregon Corps natlforests.org/from_the_field/
4-H - Oregon State University Extension  
Oregon Youth Conservation Corps oycc.state.or.us

Photo: Siletz Bay National Wildlife Refuge/USFWS
Siletz Bay National Wildlife Refuge consists of some of the most scenic
estuarine habitat along the Oregon coast highway. On either side of the
Highway 101, starched skeleton trees jut forth from the estuary and are
reminiscent of a time when the salt marsh was diked. Red tailed hawks, bald
eagles, and other raptors can often be seen roosting at the top of these
snags and a variety of estuarine dependant birds including great blue
heron, great egret and many species of waterfowl can be seen foraging in
the tidally influenced waters. Siletz Bay National Wildlife Refuge was
established to protect salt marsh, brackish marsh, tidal sloughs, mudflats,
and coniferous and deciduous forestland. The refuge provides nursery
grounds for coho and chinook salmon, steelhead and cutthroat trout.

Oregon Coast Aquarium - in Newport only 25 miles south of Lincoln City - www.aquarium.org
One of the "Top 10" aquariums in America. What does it mean to be on an American "Top 10" list?
Parade Magazine's list of Top 10 Aquariums in the United States includes amazing places like the Baltimore Aquarium, New Orleans' Aquarium of the Americas (CQ) and the Monterrey Bay Aquarium. (CQ) But all of them are in major cities, with populations in the mega-thousands, or places like Monterrey, where the annual income is.

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