People+Plants+Wildlife

The Art of Seeing: Pelicans in the Bay

Posted on October 18, 2019

The Sibley Guide to Birds says the American white pelican is a rare visitor to the Oregon Coast. Photographer and naturalist Neal Maine has been seeing these large birds—twice the size of brown pelicans—along the lower Columbia River for years.

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The Art of Seeing: Driftwood

Posted on September 6, 2019

Naturalist and educator Neal Maine helped found NCLC in 1986, becoming its first executive director. Since his retirement from the land trust in 2010, he has pursued his passion for making deeper connections with the coastal ecosystem through his nature

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The Magic Pot

Posted on August 6, 2019

Jeff Roehm is an active NCLC vounteer who splits his time between Portland and Manzanita. We wrap up our Summer 2019 focus on the 15th anniversary of Circle Creek Conservation Center with this essay from Jeff. One day in early

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Encountering the wild, and glimpsing the future, at Circle Creek

Posted on July 19, 2019

In celebration of the 15th anniversity of NCLC’s acquisition of Circle Creek Conservation Center in 2019, staff and a supporter share their Circle Creek encounters. Petty humans I remember one late afternoon last fall going out to a patch of

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A naturalist’s Circle Creek memoir

Posted on July 3, 2019

By Mike Patterson The oldest bird list I can find associated with Circle Creek is dated April 2, 2001.  I’m pretty sure that was the day I was invited, along with many others, to visit Russ Earl’s farm and tour

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