Observing the Marine Reserve from Cape Falcon

Posted on May 31, 2023

  Oregon’s Marine Reserves are described in a variety of ways. For example, you may sometimes hear them referred to as underwater state parks, because they’re similarly dedicated to conservation and scientific research and carefully managed. A difference, however—other than more

Stewarding Circle Creek: Haunts Seldom Seen

Posted on March 20, 2023

Contributed by Volunteer Site Steward Jeff Roehm   My connection to Circle Creek Conservation Center goes back a long way—actually back to the mid-1950s, when we kids who lived in town would find our way out to the Dahlia Dairy more

Pileated Woodpecker Excavation on Boneyard Ridge

Posted on February 27, 2023

Imaged: Jack Bulmer from Pixabay   During our ongoing restoration project at our Boneyard Ridge Habitat Reserve, we’ve had the pleasure of tracking the progress of a Western redcedar tree that is being excavated by a pileated woodpecker. The Pileated more

Celebrating Our Coastal Wetlands and Striving for Their Protection

Posted on January 31, 2023

  On the Oregon Coast, when we think of important ecosystems in terms of carbon sequestration and resiliency against climate change, the ocean and the rainforest may be the first things that come to mind. But our area is fortunate more

Wildlife Spotlight: North Pacific Humpback Whale

Posted on December 29, 2022

  The Oregon Coast is home to an array of marine wildlife, some of whom live in the coastal waters year-round and some of whom are here for part of the year for a specific purpose. One of the fascinating more