Elected officials, agency staff, planning commissioners and other interested people can learn about land-use planning and decision making at "Oregon Coastal Zone Management 101," a day-long seminar sponsored by the Columbia River Estuary Study Taskforce and the Oregon Coastal Management Program in the Department of Land Conservation and Development Feb. 24.

The seminar will include talks about how Oregon's land-use planning program affects local decisions, how those decisions fit in with state and federal permits, and what additional requirements are necessary in coastal areas.

The class, which costs $10 and includes lunch, will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Feb. 24 at the Holiday Inn Express in Astoria. Participants are asked to preregister by calling CREST at (503) 325-0435 or e-mailing the organization's executive director Robert Warren at (rwarren@columbiaestuary.org) before Feb. 22.

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