People+Plants+Wildlife

Native Plant Spotlight: Oregon Stonecrop

Posted on April 29, 2022

Oregon stonecrop grows out of rocks in the Rainforest Reserve.    There is no shortage of beautiful and interesting plants on the Oregon Coast—it would be difficult for anyone to choose a favorite! That being said, several of our team members

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The Neacoxie Corridor: A Haven for Coastal Wildlife

Posted on March 31, 2022

Neacoxie Prairie includes wetlands and forests of Sitka spruce and native crabapple on both sides of Neacoxie Creek.    When you think of plains, you may envision the vast, flat expanses of land that are abundant in the Midwest, where

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Tree-Planting Project Continues on Boneyard Ridge

Posted on February 28, 2022

  Since its acquisition in 2016, North Coast Land Conservancy’s Boneyard Ridge has been the site of extensive active stewardship to improve forest health by increasing diversity in a variety of ways. This long-term stewardship project started with a meticulous

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From Sea to Land: Oregon’s Marbled Murrelet

Posted on January 29, 2022

The marbled murrelet is a small, elusive seabird that nests in old-growth forest. Photo by Robin Corcoran/USFWS   It’s safe to say virtually all life on Earth depends on the symbiosis between land and ocean. However, with some species, we

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Winter Birding on the Coast Includes Annual Christmas Bird Count

Posted on January 4, 2022

Red-shouldered hawk (Buteo lineatus). Photos by Mike Patterson   Every winter, citizen scientists across the nation bring out their observational skills and cameras to help survey birds for the National Audubon Society’s Christmas Bird Count, a census of birds in

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