Shaping the Coastal Edge

Posted on February 7, 2017

North Coast Land Conservancy’s service area stretches from the Columbia River south to Lincoln County, but a big focus of our work these days is the landscape we call the Coastal Edge: the unique ecosystem lying between Tillamook Head and Nehalem more

The small mammals of Necanicum Wildlife Corridor

Posted on January 26, 2017

What we call the Necanicum Wildlife Corridor is essentially the Necanicum River watershed: all of the land and tributaries contributing water to the river as it flows from its headwaters 2,800 feet above sea level in the Coast Range to more

Know your neighbors: The squirrels (and kin) of Neacoxie Wildlife Corridor

Posted on January 2, 2017

Gearhart naturalist and photographer Neal Maine has been observing and catching—with his camera—members of the Sciuridae family, which includes ground squirrels, chipmunks, flying squirrels, prairie dogs, and other small- and medium-sized rodents, mostly in NCLC-conserved properties in the Neacoxie Wildlife Corridor. Most were photographed more

Know Your Neighbors: Thompson Creek and Stanley Marsh

Posted on November 26, 2016

December 2016 marks a decade since North Coast Land Conservancy acquired 80 acres at the base of the hills on the east side of Seaside and began an innovative and wildly successful wetlands restoration project. Gearhart photographer Neal Maine has enjoyed more

A biologist paints with light

Posted on November 2, 2016

Fall leaf color has a beauty of its own, even though it is the net effect of some amazing internal chemistry of leaves. The green pigment in leaves is chlorophyll, which absorbs red and blue light from the sunlight that more
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