People+Plants+Wildlife

The Trees at Klootchy Creek

Posted on May 25, 2018

NCLC supporter Jeff Roehm has shared another  essay with us, this one about a project that naturalist and NCLC founding executive director Neal Maine dreamed up to estimate how many years it will take for one of the big Sitka spruces

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You won’t see these photos in the gallery

Posted on May 1, 2018

You may have seen Neal Maine’s spectacular nature photography on display at Fairweather House and Gallery in Seaside; you might even have one of his framed photos hanging in your home. Fairweather generously donates proceeds from the sale of these

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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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