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The Enigmatic Marbled Murrelet and Oregon’s Marine Reserves

On Wednesday, March 21st, the Necanicum Watershed Council and guest co-host, Friends of Cape Falcon Marine Reserve, welcome S. Kim Nelson, Research Wildlife Biologist at Oregon State University. Nelson will share about the Enigmatic Marbled Murrelet in Oregon, a dove-sized seabird that lives primarily at sea and returns to nest in mature conifer forests. Land conservation as well as ocean-based protections, like Oregon’s five marine reserve sites, house the potential to benefit these birds greatly. Learn the story of this mysterious animals at the next Listening to the Land event.

Kim Nelson moved to Oregon in the mid-1970s to be closer to the ocean, forest, and mountains. She works as a Research Wildlife Biologist in the Department of Fisheries and Wildlife at Oregon State University, focusing on the ecology and habitat associations of seabirds, specifically using modeling and habitat data to better understand and help resolve wildlife conservation and management issues.

Listening to the Land is a monthly winter speaker series offered January through May and presented by the Necanicum Watershed Council in partnership with the Seaside Public Library. This month’s presentation is co-hosted by the Friends of Cape Falcon Marine Reserve, a local volunteer organization working to promote the understanding and appreciation of Oregon’s northern most reserve site. Listening to the Land will continue to explore “living on our dynamic coastal edge” through May. Presentations are held the 3rd Wednesday of every month starting at 6pm at the Seaside Library, 1131 Broadway St, Seaside, OR. Doors open at 5:30pm. Events are free and open to the public.

 

2018 Line Up:

JANUARY 17

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

Katie Voelke, Executive Director of North Coast Land Conservancy

FEBRUARY 21

Exploring Positive Forest Pathways; a Report from the Field

Peter Hayes, Owner/Forester, Hyla Woods

MARCH 21

The Enigmatic Marbled Murrelet and Oregon’s Marine Reserves

S. Kim Nelson, Research Biologist, Oregon State University

APRIL 18

Life in the intertidal zone

Melissa Keyser, Program Coordinator at Haystack Rock Awareness Program

MAY 16

Plastic Pollution: Acting locally to curb a new world order in ocean pollution

Surfrider Foundation staff

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Dates

Library Program

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Field Program

Field Leader

October 10/21: Salamander Stories: Amphibian Tales of Ecosystem Health Mike Patterson 10/24: Salamander Hunt at Circle Creek Mike Patterson
November 11/18: Climate Change and the North Coast: Creating Resilient Ecosystems and Communities Pat Corcoran 11/21: Stanley Lake Tom Horning
January 1/20: Neitzel Farm Restoration: Off-channel wetland complex emerges from former pasture Doug Ray and Joe Sheahan 1/23: Planting day at Neitzel Farm Doug Ray
February 2/17: The Ecology of Garden Microhabitats: using ecosystem models to bring birds, butterflies and other interesting stuff to your backyard Mike Patterson 2/20: Bird-watching at Mill Ponds Mike Patterson
March 3/17: Ecosystem Service Markets: Potential for Oregon Sara Vickerman 3/20
April 4/21: Marine Reserves Onno Husing 4/24: EARTH DAY! NCLC Open House