Get to Know the Rainforest Reserve

The Rainforest Reserve as seen from Little Beach. Photo by John Dudley

The Rainforest Reserve is North Coast Land Conservancy’s largest habitat reserve and one of the largest privately conserved properties in Oregon. It is the mountainous horizon line you see looking southbound from Cannon Beach or north from Rockaway Beach and Nehalem Bay. Together with an adjacent state park and marine reserve, it helps forms a continuous 32-square-mile conservation corridor stretching from the summits of coastal-fronting mountains to the nearshore ocean. It is home to rare plants and animals and forests of spruce and hemlock growing toward maturity.