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Re-Willowing the Creek Banks

Posted on February 4, 2015

On a warm “June-uary” day last week, several hard-working volunteers turned out for a pleasant late morning of collecting and planting willow stakes at NCLC’s Thompson Creek and Stanley Marsh Habitat Reserve in Seaside. Willow stakes were planted along Thompson

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Coho and the Culverts of Thompson Creek

Posted on February 2, 2015

Our story starts here, in the Neawanna Estuary. (The whole story starts hundreds or thousands of miles away, probably in the far Northeast Pacific, when coho salmon that hatched from eggs deposited in Thompson Creek two and a half years earlier

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Wintering Waterfowl

Posted on December 9, 2014

A recent photography trip to the Arctic may have enhanced Neal Maine’s appreciation–if that’s possible–for the place he calls paradise: his home ground in and around Seaside and Gearhart. He arrived back in Clatsop County about when the wintering waterfowl began showing up

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The Adventures of Trees

Posted on October 31, 2014

When Gearhart nature photographer Neal Maine looks at a tree, what he sees isn’t just a static object but a story—an adventure story, one full of unexpected plot twists and plenty of character development. Take this crabapple tree growing in NCLC’s

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A Wet Fall Stewardship Success

Posted on October 16, 2014

Thank you to the 9 hardy volunteers who ventured out on a wet Wednesday morning yesterday to clear invasives and pick up trash at our Salt Grass Meadow Habitat Reserve! Salt Grass Meadow is a small but significant property that contributes

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