People+Plants+Wildlife

I’m not really a mycologist …

Posted on November 28, 2018

(Photo: Tricholoma vaccinum at Boneyard Ridge. I will call it a fuzztopper. Looks like a perfect little felt hat.) Photos and text by NCLC Land Steward Eric Owen There is something special about the fall season. And while there is

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The view from Orca Point

Posted on October 23, 2018

You won’t find the name “Orca Point” on any map: it’s the name photographer Neal Maine chose on a whim for a viewpoint just above Arch Cape in the proposed Rainforest Reserve. Not that he has seen any orcas in

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Third CoastWalk Oregon’s a charm

Posted on September 21, 2018

  Back in 2016, staff at North Coast Land Conservancy decided to mark the conservancy’s 30th anniversary by spending three days walking the Oregon Coast Trail south from the Columbia River, and we invited 50 hikers to join us. In

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The Beavers of Wahanna Marsh

Posted on August 17, 2018

The Nature of Change Since 2012 Jeff Roehm has volunteered as a site steward for North Coast Land Conservancy, monitoring five NCLC properties in the Neawanna estuary in Seaside.  His “Love Letter to a Tidal Marsh,” about Wahanna Marsh, ran

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New kids on the block

Posted on July 26, 2018

It’s that time of year: baby (and, by now, adolescent) birds everywhere, including this duckling that naturalist Neal Maine spotted standing on a lily pad in a Clatsop Plains dune swale lake in May. Over the years lots of young

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