People+Plants+Wildlife

Bald eagles: An intimate portrait

Posted on March 21, 2018

The vast majority of people in this country do all their wildlife-watching on TV. Residents and visitors to Oregon’s North Coast have the opportunity to do it live, in person, any day of the week. Bald eagles, for instance: they

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What makes a forest a forest?

Posted on March 1, 2018

Gearhart photographer Neal Maine has been looking into what scientists and policymakers call a forest. He got more than he bargained for. One source names 27 elements that must be present to call a stand of trees a forest. Another

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The estuary across the highway

Posted on January 24, 2018

North Coast Land Conservancy occupies half of the top floor of a two-story office building on US Highway 101 at the north end of Seaside. It happens to look out over the Necancum Estuary, where Neawanna and Neacoxie creeks meet

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Lured back by the view from Neahkahnie

Posted on December 28, 2017

Among NCLC’s many excellent photographers, Carolyn Propst stands out. Since moving to Cannon Beach in 2011 (after “discovering” the town 25 years earlier), Carolyn has become an active NCLC volunteer, archiving and organizing our photographs and shooting NCLC events herself

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Our forests are made of salmon

Posted on November 30, 2017

Ever since Gearhart photographer Neal Maine read Amy Gulick’s Salmon in the Trees: Life in the Tongass Rain Forest (2010: Braided River), he has been attempting to capture, with his camera, the salmon-forest connection here on Oregon’s north coast. The

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