People+Plants+Wildlife

Fish Fight

Posted on September 10, 2012

A recent trip to the Seaside Cove by Neal Maine and Michael Wing, the grandfather-grandson photography team known as PacificLight Images, caught Brown pelicans, Heerman’s gulls and California gulls enjoying an abundant snack of anchovies in the waters just off

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Working 5 to 9

Posted on August 13, 2012

Here at NCLC we have a deep appreciation for the phrase ‘busy as a beaver’-we’ve witnessed the skill and speed with which a beaver colony can build-and rebuild-a dam, using mud, sticks and often blackberry canes to engineer something far

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Family Forest Walk

Posted on July 18, 2012

Last Saturday’s On The Land Family Forest Walk at the Ecola Creek Forest Reserve was a big hit with young and old alike, and one of the people who enjoyed it the most was walk leader and NCLC Executive Director Katie Voelke. 

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Habitat is Everywhere

Posted on July 6, 2012

We human beings tend to make distinctions in the landscape around us.  We call different areas such things as ‘urban development’, ‘housing’ and ‘wildlife habitat’, and make assumptions about what happens-and doesn’t happen- in each area.  Clearly, people use areas designated as ‘urban’ or ‘housing’ and wildlife sticks

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Primeval paddle

Posted on June 19, 2012

Our last board meeting included a site visit to a potential new habitat reserve near Crabapple Lake in Warrenton that Conservation director Jon Wickersham is diligently working on. The property surrounds one interdune lake and part of another, and after

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