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The urge to nest

Posted on April 20, 2017

Gearhart photographer and naturalist Neal Maine has been training his camera on nest-building operations lately–it’s that time of year. Here he shares some of his favorites, all shot on or near North Coast Land Conservancy properties. This hummingbird at Thompson

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Beaver Tales

Posted on March 22, 2017

North Coast Land Conservancy is collaborating with the Wetlands Conservancy and other partners to host Beaver Tales: A Celebration of Beaver Art. This traveling show features art in a variety of media, all of it highlighting the beaver, our natural ally in conserving

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Shaping the Coastal Edge

Posted on February 7, 2017

North Coast Land Conservancy’s service area stretches from the Columbia River south to Lincoln County, but a big focus of our work these days is the landscape we call the Coastal Edge: the unique ecosystem lying between Tillamook Head and Nehalem

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The small mammals of Necanicum Wildlife Corridor

Posted on January 26, 2017

What we call the Necanicum Wildlife Corridor is essentially the Necanicum River watershed: all of the land and tributaries contributing water to the river as it flows from its headwaters 2,800 feet above sea level in the Coast Range to

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Know your neighbors: The squirrels (and kin) of Neacoxie Wildlife Corridor

Posted on January 2, 2017

Gearhart naturalist and photographer Neal Maine has been observing and catching—with his camera—members of the Sciuridae family, which includes ground squirrels, chipmunks, flying squirrels, prairie dogs, and other small- and medium-sized rodents, mostly in NCLC-conserved properties in the Neacoxie Wildlife Corridor. Most were photographed

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