People+Plants+Wildlife

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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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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