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Following the birds

Posted on September 27, 2017

What was your gateway to conservation? For some, it’s outdoor recreation. For others, it’s photography. For Noah Stryker of Eugene, Oregon, it was birding. In 2015 Noah—then age 29—set out to become the first person to see half the planet’s

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A Meadow Walk

Posted on August 22, 2017

“To find anything exciting, one has to cultivate awareness … You may not always find what you’re seeking, but the point is to be looking. Let your mind wander too far afield, and you’ll miss the grand slam …” —Jeffrey

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Rogues’ gallery: Portraits of a too-familiar weed

Posted on August 1, 2017

Is there anyone in Clatsop County on more intimate terms with the weed known as policeman’s helmet than our four summer stewardship interns? We doubt it. In the course of spending two months working full-time to rid the Necanicum watershed

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A spring visit to the proposed Rainforest Reserve

Posted on June 19, 2017

At the end of May, the staff of North Coast Land Conservancy (led by Executive Director Katie Voelke, above center) made a visit to the proposed Rainforest Reserve along with the staff of the current landowner, Onion Peak Holdings, and

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Rap Battle: Meadowlark vs. Osprey

Posted on May 23, 2017

After 90 years of service, the western meadowlark is on the verge of being replaced by the osprey as Oregon’s official state bird. (Read text of the senate resolution here.) Both species are native to Oregon’s north coast, and both

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