People+Plants+Wildlife

Tranquility Permeates Necanicum Forest in Late Spring

Posted on May 28, 2021

In late spring and early summer, North Coast Land Conservancy’s Necanicum Forest Habitat Reserve in Clatsop County is blanketed with a sweet stillness that draws your attention to the songs of birds splashing on the banks of the Necanicum River and

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Aphids at Circle Creek: What you need to know

Posted on April 29, 2021

Have you noticed some of the Sitka spruce trees at North Coast Land Conservancy’s Circle Creek Conservation Center—or other locations in the region—looking a little brown? That’s the doing of spruce aphids, which suck the sap from the tree needles.

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New lambs join flock of Scotch broom munchers at Reed Ranch

Posted on March 26, 2021

A little lamb grazes at Reed Ranch Habitat Reserve.   There are signs of early spring at North Coast Land Conservancy’s Reed Ranch Habitat Reserve, and they have sweet faces and woolly bodies. These precious lambs are the latest addition

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Boneyard Ridge Tree Planting Aims for Species Diversity

Posted on February 19, 2021

In rain, in sunshine, even in snow, North Coast Land Conservancy’s Land Steward Eric Owen has traveled up to Boneyard Ridge multiple times over the past several weeks to find homes for 1,400 western redcedar and 100 bigleaf maple trees.

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Wildlife takes centerstage at Thompson Creek and Stanley Marsh

Posted on January 28, 2021

Nestled at the foot of a hillside housing development on the east side of Seaside, the Thompson Creek and Stanley Marsh Habitat Reserve has been part of North Coast Land Conservancy’s family of properties for about 15 years. Over that

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