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Exploring Positive Forest Pathways; a Report from the Field

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Exploring Positive Forest Pathways; a Report from the Field For over 170 years, Peter Hayes’ family have developed deep relationships with forests. Hayes can track his forestry heritage back to 1848, where his great, great grandfather worked in the forests and sawmills of the Adirondack Mountains. Seven generations later, his family now owns and cares for three working forests in the northern Oregon Coast Range on the flanks of the Tillamook State Forests. These forests have experienced centuries of human use and activity, but by using...

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The Wild and Rare in our own Backyards: Life in the Coastal Edge

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The Wild and Rare in our own Backyards: Life in the Coastal Edge 30 million years ago, the present-day coastline was being formed by flood lavas from Idaho diving beneath the sea and then slowly rising out of the water to become the peaks we cherish today. Let’s explore the origins of Onion and Angora peaks and Neahkahnie mountain, discover the rare abundance of unique life within, and be inspired by the history of heroes who have worked to keep the Coastal Edge wild. To help kick off the 9th season of Listening to the Land, the Necanicum...

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Forest Lake Restoration

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Forest Lake Restoration

Located just southeast of the town of Seaside, Oregon, the project site is the result of extensive filling of flood plain of the Necanicum River, and the entire relocation of the river channel from overburden to develop a hard rock quarry in the mid-1950s. In addition, the focus restoration area was mined for alluvial basalt cobble then diked to create a lake as an amenity to the “Forest Lake campground and RV park” in the late 60’s. Two lakes were excavated from a former river channel to mine alluvial cobbles and were then diked off from the...

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Wetlandia Launch Open House

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This message is being shared with you at the request of our partner, the North Coast Watershed Association (NCWA). YOUR INPUT IS NEEDED!!! Watershed council members and partners, officers, neighbors, students, teachers and interested others encouraged to attend the WETLANDIA LAUNCH (aka Water Quality Monitoring Project). The North Coast Watershed Association will hold an open house on Thursday, June 6th at the Judge Guy Boyington building, 857 Commercial Street in Astoria, from 6-8 pm to launch a new volunteer-driven water quality monitoring...

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NORP Volunteer Opportunities

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This message is being shared with you at the request of our partner, the Northwest Oregon Restoration Partnership (NORP). Calling all green thumbs! There is a need for volunteers to help pot bareroot stock and thin seedlings at the NOPR Camp Tillamook location. See message from Celeste below: Hi everyone, Lots of changes are taking place at Camp Tillamook. If you’ve stopped by the nursery lately, you will have noticed that the nursery expansion is underway. When all of the renovations are completed, Camp Tillamook will be able to hold around...

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Native Gardening on the Coast

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An attendee to our latest “Listening to the Land” speaker series who recently moved to the coast asked me if the Watershed Council has a list of native plants that grow well over here. I looked at her dumbfounded, because that was a great idea, and I was embarrassed that we don’t. But, before I set out to recreate the wheel, I did some asking and internet research and found a number of helpful resources I thought I’d pass along. Check these out, and let me know if I’m missing any other great ones. The City of...

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Bird Day 2013

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Join us for our 7th annual NECANICUM BIRD DISCOVERY DAY Saturday, March 2nd at the Bob Chisholm Community Center, Seaside, OR Click here for our Bird Day 2013 flyer. Print it out, color it in, and display it in your home or workplace! Bird Day map Mill Ponds (near the Ave. S recycling center and Public Works in Seaside) 8:30 am: Guided Bird Walks – dress for the weather, including sturdy shoes. Bring binoculars and questions! Bob Chisholm Community Center (1225 Ave. A, Seaside, OR 97138) Classroom 10:00am: Learn from a local ecologist!...

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Catch a Tide!

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Catch a Tide!  Participate in the King Tide Photo Initiative Around the world, people are taking part in the King Tide Photo Initiative.  Please join us by taking and sharing photographs of this winter’s especially high tides.  Need more information?  Check out the Oregon King Tide website or click here to download the 2012 King Tide poster! What is the King Tide Photo Initiative? The King Tide Photo Initiative is an international project designed to involve volunteers in documenting areas inundated by the highest tides that occur each year....

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Bird Day 2012

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Bird Day 2012

Join us for our 6th annual NECANICUM BIRD DISCOVERY DAY Saturday, March 3rd at the Bob Chisholm Community Center, Seaside, OR Click here for our Bird Day 2012 flyer. Print it out, color it in, and display it in your home or workplace! Bird Day map Mill Ponds (near the Ave. S recycling center and Public Works in Seaside) 8:00 & 9:00am: Guided Bird Walks – dress for the weather, including sturdy shoes. Bring binoculars and questions! Bob Chisholm Community Center (1225 Ave. A, Seaside, OR 97138) Classroom 10:00am: Learn how to take...

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Coho-Ho 2011!

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Coho-Ho 2011!

A Coho-ho Christmas: Christmas tree recycling to benefit local Boy Scouts and… fish? Seaside, Oregon — The Necanicum Watershed Council is teaming up with Trout Unlimited, local Boy Scout Troop 642, and the North Coast Land Conservancy in a fundraiser to serve multiple purposes: the Boy Scouts will be earning money for Summer Camp while collecting Christmas trees to be used as salmon habitat. If you have a Christmas tree you’d like to dispose of, the scouts will be at the Seaside Outlet Mall on January 7th and 8th from 10 am until 4 pm each...

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