State of the Lands 2016

Send us an email if you’d like a hard copy of the report; we are happy to mail one your way for free. The Coalition of Oregon Land Trusts is pleased to share our 2016 State of the Lands report, our annual celebration of the great work and collective impact of our member land trusts.  Continue Reading »

North Coast Land Conservancy earns national recognition

From Tillamook County Pioneer | Original source article The following is a press release from the North Coast Land Conservancy: SEASIDE, Ore. – North Coast Land Conservancy, one of Oregon’s leading regional land trusts, announced on Aug. 17 it has achieved accreditation: a mark of distinction in land conservation. The Land Trust Accreditation Commission awarded  Continue Reading »

Land conservancy buys Boneyard Ridge

By Lyra Fontaine for The Daily Astorian Published July 29, 2016  |  Original source article North Coast Land Conservancy will permanently conserve Boneyard Ridge, a former commercial tree farm on Tillamook Head, with the goal of helping the property mature into a high-functioning temperate rainforest. The nonprofit organization finalized the $1.3 million acquisition of the  Continue Reading »

Hikers discover three new plant species on Onion Peak

By Bonnie Henderson for Tillamook County Pioneer Published July 11, 2016  |  Original source article NEHALEM, Ore. – Like Saddle Mountain and neighboring Neahkahnie Mountain, Onion Peak hosts an unusually diverse mix of plants. Since the 1970s, botanists had identified some 268 species or subspecies of plants growing on the slopes of Onion Peak. As  Continue Reading »

Neskowin landowner, with help from North Coast Land Conservancy, creates 36-acre preserve in southern Tillamook County

From Tillamook County Pioneer – original source article The following is a press release from the North Coast Land Conservancy: NESKOWIN, Ore. – On June 7, the North Coast Land Conservancy received a donation of 36 acres of forestland just east of Neskowin. The property includes land on both banks of Butte Creek, a salmon-bearing  Continue Reading »

North Coast Land Conservancy, landowner sign deal for Boneyard Ridge

Key Tillamook Head parcel headed for preservation. (c) R.J. Marx/The Daily Astorian Published on March 17, 2016  A critical 360-acre land parcel on Tillamook Head will be transferred from timber property to conservation corridor. The North Coast Land Conservancy and GreenWood Resources signed a sales agreement Monday for Boneyard Ridge on Tillamook Head for $1.3 million.  Continue Reading »

Land Conservancy closer to Boneyard Ridge deal

Originally posted in The Daily Astorian on May 11th, 2015 North Coast Land Conservancy receives grant to buy Boneyard Ridge SEASIDE — North Coast Land Conservancy recently was selected to receive $524,000 from the Oregon Watershed Enhancement Board toward the purchase of Boneyard Ridge, a 360-acre parcel of commercial timberland threaded with salmon-bearing streams on  Continue Reading »

Beavers, and beaver believers, transform Stanley Marsh

Originally posted by North Coast Land Conservancy on May 6, 2015 by Bonnie Henderson The waterway formerly known as Ditch Creek, trickling into Stanley Marsh on the east side of Seaside, is undergoing an incredible transformation—or perhaps incredible is the wrong word. In fact, it is exactly what you would expect to see after you take  Continue Reading »

Editorial: Making conservation palatable in rural areas

Published: March 3, 2015 12:01AM – Read original Editorial from The Daily Astorian Land trusts match environmentalism with respect for private property rights Columbia Land Trust and similar entities have made significant strides in matching funds with rhetoric when it comes to conservation Twenty-five years ago when conflicts over Pacific Northwest logging were at a fever  Continue Reading »

North Coast Land Conservancy: Finding common ground with land owners to preserve native wildlife and ecosystems for the future

Story by CASSANDRA PROFITA • Photos by ALEX PAJUNAS As daylight fades to dusk, Neal Maine leads a dozen people along a path of flattened grass in Stanley Marsh. “We’ll be following coyote trails,” he says. Maine’s job on this hike is to guide the group through the nocturnal world of wildlife that emerges after  Continue Reading »