People+Plants+Wildlife

Watchable winter waterfowl

Posted on January 30, 2019

Some bird species can be found on the Oregon Coast year-round. Others stop by briefly on their spring or fall migrations. And then there are birds that only winter here, including this hooded merganzer fanning his feathers. If you want

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Remembering another grand year on the land

Posted on December 20, 2018

It turns out that choosing just one image per month for an NCLC year-in-review blog post is a tougher proposition than NCLC’s communications coordinator anticipated. So many memorable moments, only a few of which are represented here. This selection hints

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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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