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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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Love letter to a tidal marsh

Posted on October 9, 2017

This month, NCLC volunteer Jeff Roehm shares his experience as site steward of Wahanna Marsh–what he characterizes as “saving the planet, one crabapple at a time.”  Photos are by Jeff Roehm and Neal Maine. One day in April 2012, I

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Following the birds

Posted on September 27, 2017

What was your gateway to conservation? For some, it’s outdoor recreation. For others, it’s photography. For Noah Stryker of Eugene, Oregon, it was birding. In 2015 Noah—then age 29—set out to become the first person to see half the planet’s

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A Meadow Walk

Posted on August 22, 2017

“To find anything exciting, one has to cultivate awareness … You may not always find what you’re seeking, but the point is to be looking. Let your mind wander too far afield, and you’ll miss the grand slam …” —Jeffrey

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Rogues’ gallery: Portraits of a too-familiar weed

Posted on August 1, 2017

Is there anyone in Clatsop County on more intimate terms with the weed known as policeman’s helmet than our four summer stewardship interns? We doubt it. In the course of spending two months working full-time to rid the Necanicum watershed

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