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Annual Report

2016

NORTH COAST LAND CONSERVANCY

Preserving the Oregon Coast Forever Celebrating 30 years


CONNECTIV CONNECTIVITY FOREST. STREAM. OCEAN. THEY ARE AS CLOSELY CONNECTED AS YOUR OWN HEART AND LUNGS. OUR GOAL IS TO KEEP THEM THAT WAY. FOR 30 YEARS we’ve been making connections across the coastal landscape, ensuring that the people, plants, and wildlife that call this place home can all thrive. And by we, I mean you. Your support is what makes it happen. Thank you for a stunning 30th year.

Katie Voelke Executive Director North Coast Land Conservancy

COVER: Conserved lands on Tillamook Head and at south end of Seaside, Oregon (PHOTO: Morrisey Video Production) THIS SPREAD: Angora Peak Complex in proposed Rainforest Reserve east of Oswald West State Park (PHOTO: Randall Henderson). Katie Voelke (PHOTO: Trav Williams/Broken Banjo Photography). Doug Green (PHOTO: Randall Henderson)


VITY

It’s what we do

We CONSERVED Boneyard Ridge, creating a conservation

from the ridgetops of the coastal-fronting mountains

corridor stretching over five-and-a-half square miles

to the nearshore ocean at Cape Falcon.

of Tillamook Head uplands and floodplain.

We have an unusually stable and committed working

We opened Circle Creek Conservation Center,

board. Our staff is skilled, enthusiastic, and

welcoming the public to walk our trails and

experienced. Our committees continue to do excellent

experience the wonders of conservation firsthand.

work, while our pool of supporters continues to

We achieved national accreditation—a major milestone.

grow. Conserving the Rainforest Reserve will take all the know-how and goodwill we’ve accumulated in our 30 years. As Katie says, “Now the fun begins!”

By any measure, 2016 was a banner year for conservation on the Oregon Coast. But just as the year was about to end, the NCLC board had the privilege of taking the first concrete step toward a goal we have been pursuing for a decade or more:

Doug Green

acquiring, over the next five years, a vast RAINFOREST

President, Board of Directors

above Oswald West State Park, creating a 29-square-

North Coast Land Conservancy

mile conservation corridor and completing a nearly century-old vision of a great natural park stretching


AMBASSADORS FOR What our volunteers did in 2016

Hauled and planted trees and shrubs Planned and catered house parties Pulled weeds Managed databases Seeded the prairie Shared our story at farmers markets Monitored properties as site stewards Staffed CoastWalk Oregon Gave voice to The Forest Remembers Set up Listening to the Land presentations Made Circle Creek Conservation Center happen: built trails, footbridges, and boardwalks, developed signage, cleaned and repaired barn and outbuildings, discarded junk Translated written materials into Spanish Stuffed envelopes Organized and archived photos Contributed blog posts Connected us with business supporters Led and co-led outings Helped pull off two 30th anniversary celebrations

THANKS TO OUR DEDICATED VOLUNTEERS

Corinne Almquist Robin Anderson Warren Anderson Terry Andrews Alex Aursland Betsy Ayres Ruth Ann Barnes Stephanie Berdnick David Beugli Marilynn Blacketer Charlotte Blakesley Steve Blindheim Sue Blindheim Susan Boac Bob Bogar Jerry Boisvert Jim Border Eugene Borkan Layton Borkan Alfredo Bracamonte Larry Brambles Hannah Braun Max Broderick Lois Bronfman Kevin Brownlee Michael Bunch Katie Cartwright Jennifer Childress Mike Coddington Sue Cody Carla Cole Casey Corkrey John Corkrey Jeff Corliss Randy Curs JoAnne Danton Doug Deur Rachelle Dilley Stephanie Dudley Denise Fairweather

Judy Fardig Paul Fardig Patte Fenderson Jim Fletcher Jeff Gage Sara Vickerman-Gage Vanessa Garner Stan Geiger Melyssa Graeper Val Grant Doug Green Kathie Green Kirsten Grorud- Colvert Bonnie Henderson Jeanne Henderson Randall Henderson Nancy Holmes Kirsten Horning Tom Horning Joyce Hunt Ann Huntington Vince Huntington Marsha Huss Bill Hutmacher Ruth Hutmacher Jeri Inger Kara Jaenecke Pat Johns Tom Josephson Kit Ketcham Scott Kirby Sharon Kloepfer Sue Kroning Katherine Lacaze Mike Lamore Eeva Lantela April Larsen Dick Ledgerwood Ken Lehman

Pat Lehman Tammi Lesh David Leslie Art Limbird Ron Logan Ava Louis Jann Luesse Kerry Lyons Neal Maine Jeff Mathers Bob May Rosemary McGrath Mark McLaughlin David McReynolds Deb Mersereau John Mersereau Christian Montbriand Monica Moriarty Hugh Morrison Olivia Morrison Les Neitzel Carl Nyberg Arnie Olsen Eric Owen Tom Owen Michelle Patterson Mike Patterson Vianne Patterson Jay Paulsen Penny Paulsen Judith Pearson Alvin Peinhardt Cathy Peinhardt Brenda Penner Lisa Phipps Jayda Pimentel Carolyn Propst Claire Puetz Doug Ray Bill Reed

Hosted gallery events Sold raffle tickets Took photos Served on the Board of Directors and the Outreach, Organizational Development, Conservation, Finance, and Development committees Volunteers are the heart, soul, and elbow grease of NCLC. Interested in contributing your time and talent? Visit NCLCtrust.org/ volunteer.

This Girl Scout troop from Astoria helped spread seed at Reed Ranch in September.


R CONSERVATION Madeleine Reed Scott Rekate Carol Riley Mike Riley Jeff Roehm Leslie Ryan Kathleen Sayce Justin Saydell Tessa Scheller Roger Schultz David Sinclair Chrissy Smith Brooke Stanley Dean Stanovich Alyssa Stefanelli Hugh Stelson John Stevenson Dante Still Marilynn Stribling Sam Sunnell Bob Svec James Thompson Mary Pat Thompson Austin Tomlinson Yvette Uber Anthony Waldrop Steve Warner Dorothy Well Krickett Wertz Brittany West Jack Whittle Bob Widdop Dianne Widdop Jan Wieting Michael Wing Pat Wollner Charlie Zennache Dave Zunkel Kathleen Zunkel

Weed Warriors

Reaching Out

For years NCLC has offered monthly opportunities for volunteers to join us on the land and get their hands dirty. This year we ramped it up a notch with the debut of Weed Warrior Wednesdays. All summer Eric, our land steward, invited folks to tackle some serious stewardship one day a week on one of our properties, from ripping out blackberries (above) to collecting native seeds. By September he had a solid crew of regulars showing up. Year Two of W³ kicks off in May; contact Eric at landsteward@ NCLCtrust.org for details.

You have a fundraising event to plan. You have 2,600 envelopes to stuff and seal. You’ve invited 50 people to walk the Oregon Coast Trail with you and promised them snacks, guidance, and a good time. Who you gonna call? At NCLC, it’s the Outreach Committee. More than a mere committee, this group has become the staff’s goto every time we reach out to the community or invite the public onto our lands. Enthusiastic, hard-working, smart, and committed to the mission: A land trust couldn’t ask for better collaborators.

THANK YOU, 2016 STEWARDSHIP PARTNERS These organizations, businesses, and government agencies provided time, materials, expertise, and advice that helped us care for our lands. Carex Consulting Celata Research Associates City of Seaside Clatsop Soil and Water Conservation District Ecotrust Forest Management Girl Scouts, Astoria chapter GreenWood Resources Institute for Applied Ecology

Keith Keranen Excavating Lewis and Clark National Historical Park Lower Nehalem Community Trust Merserelli Construction, Inc. Native Plant Society of Oregon

Natural Resource Conservation Service Necanicum Watershed Council Northwest Oregon Restoration Partnership Northwest Natural Resource Group Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife

Oregon Department of Transportation Oregon State University Extension Service Oregon Parks and Recreation Department Oregon Watershed Enhancement Board

Skipanon Watershed Council Sunset Empire Parks and Recreation The Nature Conservancy Tongue Point Job Corps Trout Unlimited US Fish and Wildlife Service Willapa National Wildlife Refuge


Our 30th anniversary Summer Picnic at the Barn in August included an all-you-can-eat pie feast.

FINANCES

We steward our finances as carefully as we steward our lands Where Our Support Came From 4

REVENUE

5

3 1 Gifts of land and gifts for land $881,400 2 Contributions

$295,800

3 Land stewardship grants and fees

$85,900

4 Planning and operational grants

$64,900

5 Investment and other income

$50,100

2 1

TOTAL REVENUE $1,378,100

WHAT YOUR SUPPORT PAID FOR

EXPENSES 1 1 Working to acquire land for conservation

$119,000

2 Education and outreach to connect the community to our work

$80,800

3 Stewardship of the land we currently conserve

$186,700

4 Management and general needs for all our operations

$93,700

5 Fundraising to keep us going

$61,300

TOTAL EXPENSES $541,500 Adding land to conservancy holdings $1,637,100

OUR AUDITED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS CAN BE VIEWED AT NCLCTRUST.ORG/2016-FINANCES.

2 3 4 5


THANK YOU FOR YOUR GENEROUS SUPPORT

It’s what makes our work possible GIFTS OF $10,000 OR MORE

GIFTS OF $5,000 TO $9,999

Gordon Allen and Janice Stewart Diana Washburn Charitable Fund of the Bank of America Charitable Gift Fund Stacia Gabriel Gaylord-Eyerman Family Fund of the Oregon Community Foundation Doug and Kathie Green Land Trust Alliance Meyer Memorial Trust Jeffrey Roehm Ed and Bonnie Schein Judy Sorrel Anonymous

Adelante Foundation Warren and Robin Anderson Jan and Doug Ayles Richard and Joan Charlton Nancy and Gerald Hopp Tom and Kate Merrell Ned and Sis Hayes Family Fund of the Oregon Community Foundation Phyllis Reynolds The Tareen Filgas Foundation

BUSINESS West Lake Ranch

BUSINESSES Dragonfire Studio and Gallery Flair

GIFTS OF $1,000 TO $4,999 Chris and Ginny Achterman Virginia Anderson Betsy Ayres Marilynn Blacketer and Steve Warner Steve and Sue Blindheim Borkan Family Fund of the Oregon Jewish Community Foundation Chet and Marie Britten City of Cannon Beach Terry and Elizabeth Clifford John and Stephanie Dudley Patricia Fenderson and Robert Svec Paul Gearen Stan Geiger and Marilynn Stribling Toni and Chip Greening Nancy and John Herpers Clifford and Ruth Holmes Peter Kendall

Stephen and Marilyn Kohler Kwitman Family Foundation, Inc. Leupold and Stevens Foundation Norbert and Christine Leupold Anna Levin Ed Lloyd Ron Logan McGraw Family Foundation, Inc. Nancie McGraw John and Deb Mersereau Peter and Susan Mersereau The Morrison Family Charitable Foundation Jeanne Nordmark Northwest Coast Trails Coalition Jan and John Nybakke Vianne Patterson Josephine and Peter Pope Elden and Marjorie Rosenthal

The Seattle Foundation Daniel and Kathryn Seifer Allan and Mary Solares Sharon Stern and Steve Rallison The Taber Foundation Michael and Judith Tembreull Don and Cindy Trelstad Roger and Florence Truax Martha Urman Sara Vickerman-Gage and Jeff Gage John Whittlesey and Peggy Anet Pat Wollner Dave and Kathleen Zunkel Anonymous BUSINESSES Engineering Design Team, Inc. Fairweather House and Garden, LLC The Jeffrey Hull Gallery Jewelry by Sharon Amber

Once a sea of invasive Scotch broom, Reed Ranch Habitat Reserve now blooms with chocolate lilies and other wildflowers each spring.

SUPPORT

Visit CoastWalkOregon.org for details about the second annual CoastWalk Oregon, planned for Sept. 22 to 24, 2017.


G I F TS OF $ 5 00-$9 9 9

GIF T S OF $100-$499

Bill and Susan Anderson June Baumler and Ralph Dobiejko Debbie and Bill Boone Christ and Barbara Bouneff Steve and Sarah Case Nancy Chase Gunnar and Susan Christiansen Joanne Cornelius Ronald Fraback Doug and Sue Friddell Jeffry Gottfried Bryant and Blake Green Eric Halperin and Beatrice Michel Frederick and Catherine Hayes Bonnie Henderson and Charlie ZennachĂŠ Randall and Jeanne Henderson Elnora Hertig Tom and Kirsten Horning Bill and Ruth Hutmacher Patricia Johns Paul Konka The Konrad K. Lai Fund James and Mary Koons Anonymous Ursula and Charles Le Guin Hal Lee and Susan Bishop Levers-Manhart Charitable Fund of the Oregon Community Foundation Hans and Ann Lindstrom Bob and Sandi Lundy Craig MacKay Karl and Anne Marlantes Sandy Meshke Howard and Eileen Nagle Ted Norton Janna Ostrander Stuart and Jollee Patterson Mary Pattison Jay and Penny Paulsen Mary Peterson Lisa Phipps Steve Rawley Jonathan Reingold and Karen Criddle Larry and Katherine Remmers Dylan and Allegra Riley Mike and Carol Riley Donna Scurlock Gary and Melinda Seelig Christopher Sommers Ann and Dave Taylor The Timothy C. Shepard and Andra Georges Philanthropy Fund Susan Tone and Phil Blanton Al Vernon Robert and Dianne Widdop John and Kathy Willis Jock and Beth Wise

Dan and Susan Adkison John and Lisa Allen Diane and Rex Amos Roberta Ando Paul and Sandy Arbuthnot Tom and Catherine Arp Debra Asakawa Nancy Ashton Polly Ashworth and Rob Horner Judith and Ernie Atkinson Ray and Jean Auel Charles and Phyllis Ault Kathryn Aya Anonymous Ronald and Julia Babcock David Bailey Vicki Baker and Jan Faber Paul and Linda Bamford Jane Barber RuthAnn Barnes Terryl Barron and David Gord Rainmar Bartl and Barbara Grant Dan and Susan Bartlett Dick and Sue Baty Leo and Donna Bauer Mark and Kathie Bauer Doris Beck Karen and Alan Beck Marney Beemer Stacy and Michael Benefield Paul Benoit and Constance Clifford Angela and Jim Benton Jack and Kelly Berka Stewart and Nancy Berry Charles and Meg Bishop Margery Bloomfield Susan and Scott Boac Susan Bodin Jim and Priscilla Border Jane Borg Scott and Terry Borg Eloise Branch Gerald and Sheryl Branch Jennifer Braun Denise Bray Betsy Bredau Roberta Brice Jon and Doreen Broderick Anton and Elizabeth Broms Elizabeth Brooke Terry and Judine Brooks Dennis Brophy and Cathy Gwinn Kevin and Marla Brownlee Donna and Bob Burlingame Kenneth and Joan Butterfield Marsha Byrnes Barbara Campbell Susanna Campbell Bill and JoAnn Canessa Laurie Caplan Niall Carroll and Donna Reeves Ed and Joanne Casey Lisa Cerveny and David Russell Connie and Louis Chandler Mary Chapin Watt and Jennifer Childress

BUSINESSES Johnson Family Farm, LLC Seaside Aquarium and Gift Shop, LTD Tillamook County Tourism

Charles Clayton Denise Clegg Elinor Coates Paulina Cockrum Andy and Laurie Coe Eunice Cole and Margaret Reilley Mary Cole Rick and Jean Collins John and Page Cowles Wade and Irene Coykendall Debbie and Dave Craig Marjorie Creitz Jayne Cronlund and Pat O’Neill Jean Danforth Robert and Mollie Davidson Linda Dawson Bill De Jager and Sheila Nolan Frederic and Nancy Delbrueck Ted and Ruth Deur Susan and Thomas Dickerson Charles and Beverly Dimon Colleen Dohrn William Donnelly Phil and Nancy Draper David Drummond and Nancy Doty Drummond Nancy Duhnkrack and James Monteith Sandy Duncan Katherine Duzik Carolyn Eady Kay and Laurence Eason Betsey Ellerbroek Jo Ellingson Richard and Katherine Elstrom John and Jane Emrick John and Tara Erben Meryl Evens Dale Farley Chris and Lynne Farrar Rich Fathy and Joan Burke Rob and Kathy Felder Mari Frances Fenderson Georgenne and Gareth Ferdun Debra Ferency Steve and Candy Fick Nina Fink Yolanda Fletcher Steve Forrester and Brenda Penner Leslie France and Mike Bates Randy and Darlene Frank Lori Free Dennis Fullan and Kathi Hottman Claire and Zanley Galton Nadia Gardner and Mike Manzulli Bennett and Patricia Garner John and Kathy Gartland Bill and Cherie Garvin Tracey Genet Carolyn Gerould Monica Gianopulos Alison Gillespie Jane Gillis Daniel Gist Joann Giuliani

Marlene Gleason Joseph Goetze William and Lyn Gordon Gloria Gostnell Catherine and Terry Graff Derek Green and Lindsay Stamm John and Margaret Green Mark Greenfield Rick Gregory Price and Hilary Gripekoven Rhonda Guaraglia James and AnnMarie Haldeman Madeline Hall and Joseph Fisher Mollie Hands Maura Hanlon James Harle and Kimberly Rice Terry and Marcia Hartill Don Hawley Sue Hawthorne and Ken Judge Patricia Heinlein Darcy Henderson and Mike Urness Donna Henderson and Rich Sutliff Michael Henningsen Henry Hieronimus Robert Hirsch Daniel and Priscilla Hochhalter Anne and Jim Holtz Gretchen and Keith Honea David Horowitz and Gloria Myers Karen Hoyt Kathleen and Jim Hudson Linda Hughes Suzette Hughes and Joe Kruger Merlin and Geri Humpal Russel and Molly Hunter Barbara and Ken Hurst Patricia Hutchinson William and Barbara Hutchison Donald and Margaret Jacobsen Pam and Allan Jacobson Harry Jeffrey Eric and Julie Johnson Julianne Johnson Sarah and Tony Johnson Christopher Jones Gregory and Linda Jones Jesse Jones and Paul Brady Mark Jones Clayton Jones, Sr. Ann Kafoury Frances Kaspar Ron and Ruth Katon Leslie Kay Janice Kelley Rich and Evelyn Kennedy Jack and Mary Kerwin Elizabeth Ketcham Merritt and Wanda Ketcham Vesta Kilkenny Suzanne Kindland and Jim Kingwell Gary and Margaret Kirby Michael Kloepfer Sharon Kloepfer

Peter Koehler, Jr. and Noel Hanlon Pauline Koenigsknecht Diane Koopman Karynn Kozij Linda Kozlowski Patricia Kramer Belinda Kruger William Kwitman and Monica Moriarty Regina and Hobart Kytr Elizabeth Labadie Margo Lalich Glenn Lamb and Susan Knight Arline and Cliff LaMear Betsey Lang Charlene Larsen Jan Layne Dick Ledgerwood Barbara Lee Phillip Lehman and Judith Schmidt-Lehman Tammi Lesh and Lance Waldron Michael Lewis Jocelyn Libby Richard Lira and Gretchen Taylor Roy and Bonnie Little Perry and Diana Lobel Michael Loftus and Julie Glasgow David and Evelyn Lowry Dave and Cindy Lukens Cheryl Lund Daniel Luoma and Joyce Eberhart Julia Mabry Patricia Madden Paula Madden Wilson and Jeanne Mark Joan Masat Dennis and Katy Mayer Michael McCoy David McDonald Robert and Colleen McKee Walter McMonies and Caroline Hall Diane McVey Sandy and Adam Meggitt Mike Mercer Susan Mersereau and Phil White Ann and Jack Messick Melody Meyers Debrah Miles and Larry Gardner Prudence Miller Susan Miller Melanie Moler Linda Moreland and Scott Salisbury Jack Morgan Mike Morgan and Beth Holland Mark Morgans Gary Muehlberg Lucinda Muir Roger and Bonnie Neugebauer Michael and Caroline Neunzert Carol Newman William and Nancy Nichols Barbara Niedermeyer Kiri Nielsen Walter and Karen Novak Linda Oldenkamp and David Pollard


Lorraine Ortiz and Terry Fullan Ted and Wendy Osborn Holly Owen Tom Owen Karen and Kevin Oyama Judith Pearson Lynne Pectol Cathy and Alvin Peinhardt Catriona Penfield and Jeremy Rust Curt and Carolyn Peterson Nancy Phillips Martha and Stan Pine Alvis Porter Susan Potter Robert Pyle Carol Raitt Doug and Kirsten Ray Melissa Reich Peter and Loren Reich Beverly Rice Harold Riggan Barbara Rippey and Barry Marshall Patricia Roberts Roger Rocka and Jan Mitchell Joseph and Barbara Rodriguez James Roehm Marilyn and Cleve Rooper Sharon Ross Elisa Rouse Mary Ruhl Marlene Salon Dennis and Mary Lee Saulsbury Tim Savinar Justin Saydell Roger and Marcia Schultz Barbara Seipel Virginia Selberg Judith and John Shaw Dianne Sherman Jill Sherman Mary Sherman Kenneth Short and Margaret Bax Marcus and Marilyn Simantel Les Sinclair Marjorie Smith Thomas Sobel and Margaret Davison Diane and Michael Somers Greg and Roselle Soriano Jay and Diane Speakman Cathy and Daniel Stearns Hugh and Yvonne Stelson Jim Stewart Rachel Stokeld Steven and Marsha Straus Lace Svec Katherine Swabey William and Sara Tattam Dena Taylor Jamie Taylor Joan Taylor Nancy Teagle Maureen Thomas Richard and Susan Thomas John Thompson Lianne Thompson and Ralph Wyatt Jill Thurston Denise Tierney Linda Todd and Alan Merkle

Gary Turel Debbie Twombly and Larry Moore Ed and Wendy Ulman Rachel Ulrich Giorgia Van Helden John and Jeanie Voelke Katie Voelke and Scott Kirby Marilyn Voelke and Kelly Monaghan Coral Mirth Walker Christine Wanderer Grant and Diane Watkinson Patricia Weisselberg Marvin and Patricia Welch Larry and Dorothy Well Don and Stephanie Wickersham Jan Wieting Jean Williams Christina and Reed Wilson Sara and Craig Wisti Doug and Judy Wood Susan Workman Steve Wright Ingrid Wysong and Steve Lundy Elaine and Pat Young Katherine Young James Zajicek Michael and Lorna Zametkin Anonymous BUSINESSES AmazonSmile Cannon View Park, Inc. Clean-Sweep Maintenance, Inc. ConocoPhillips Distinctive Beach Lodgings, LLC Fort George Brewery and Public House Fred Meyer Community Rewards Lower Columbia Clinic McKesson Foundation Sandlake Country Inn The Standard Starbucks Coffee Company Surf Pines Homeowners Association Sea Ranch Resort Inc. Tote ‘N Stow, Inc.

GIF T S OF UP T O $99 Jan and Sam Absher Amanda Achterman Susan Akeson Joseph Amicarella Rex and Nancy Anderson Tom and Barbara Ayres Anne Badgley and Mark Walker Joe Balden Peter and Mary Bales Anne Barbey Cynthia Barlow Heather Bee and Nathan Nagy Tom Bender Joyce Benson Robert and Cynthia Beraud Jeanne Bevis and Stuart Sandler

Lisa Blackburn Gerel Blauer Stan and Judy Blauer Elizabeth and John Bokish Sebastian Bonafede Robert Borgford Gerri Bowdish Caitlin Boyle Mike Brackenbrough Barbara and Lonnie Branstetter Roger Brewer Tiana Briones Mike and Sande Brown Phyllis Brownlee Michael Burger Dave and Annette Butler Dana Buttler John Caldwell Rene Camero Jean Cameron Kenneth Campbell Nadine Campbell Thomas and Carrie Campbell Judy Capellen Judy and Al Carder Bob Carson Ken and Jeanne Chamberlain Guy Champion Ted Chu Patricia and John Ciminello Carla Cole Elizabeth Cole Jim Cole Carissa Conklin Linda and Michael Cook Pat and Rick Corkill Merry Ellen Curtis Richard and Catherine D’Onofrio Joseph and Dorothy Danna Celia Davis Corey Davis and Meadow Ayres Davis Tim and Dorothy Davis Earl Dawley Bruce and April DeBolt Teresa DeLorenzo Deborah DeWit and Carl Vandervoort Joe Dixon and Jennie Dunn-Dixon David and Janet Dobak Ann Dott Linda and William Dygert Darcy Edgar and John Gross Molly Edison Marcia Emenhiser Lee and Susan Emery Barbara Engel Carol Englehart Val and Carol Escobar Frank Falzone Steve and Regina Fenderson John Fenton Richard Fettig Dana Field Amy Fields Virginia Finch Michael Findley Doug Firstbrook Patrick and Jean Fitzgerald Al and Nina Fleckenstein Jan and Geraldine Fouts

A passion for preserving the magic of the coast Sharon Stern is an avid walker; she’s done long-distance hikes all over the world, and she regularly heads out with TrailMix, a Portland hiking group. So when she read in the North Coast Land Conservancy newsletter about the first-ever CoastWalk Oregon planned for September 2016, her interest was piqued—until she realized she had a date conflict. No worries: she organized an alternative CoastWalk in August with TrailMix members, using NCLC’s guidance and support, and asked participants to thank NCLC with a donation. Sixteen TrailMixers took part in the three-day walk (and, from all reports, had a blast). And the group collectively contributed $2,850 to NCLC, bringing the total raised by CoastWalk Oregon 2016 to $26,834. Sharon lives in Portland and has a house in Cannon Beach, which served as base camp for the TrailMix CoastWalk. She’s been vacationing on Oregon’s north coast since she was a girl, and she and her husband, Steve Rallison, are among NCLC’s most generous donors. Many TrailMixers are supporters of the nonprofit Friends of the Gorge, Sharon says; CoastWalk was her way of introducing her hiking friends to NCLC, another Oregon conservation group worthy of their support. “The coast was so magical to me as a child, and it still holds that magic for me,” Sharon says. “I can’t help but look at my surroundings and want them to be preserved forever.” Thank you Sharon (center of photo), Trailmix, and all of our CoastWalkers.


Marsha and Randall Freed Ed and Mary Gallagher Wendy Gartrell Wesley and Leslie Garvin Mary Ann and James Gillespey Andrew Glass Elsa Golts Herbert Goodman Gil and Ann Gramson Harry and Karyn Grass Leon and Sharon Graver Jon Graves and Laura Snyder Eleanor Green Carol Hackett Lexie and Tom Hallahan Patrick and Carmen Hammersmith Karl and Audrey Hand Richard and Frances Hansen Nancy and Tom Hardy Jason Harney Martha Hart Isa Haverlan Willis and Lurana Heavenrich George and Patricia Heiner Nadine Helser Heather Henderson and David Donielson Brian and Cathy Higgins Kathie and Greg Hightower Kathy Hoeger Nancy Holmes Dave and Jan Horning Marcy and John Houle Joyce Hunt Vince and Ann Huntington Richard Hurley Susan Hylkema McLaren Innes Monica Isbell Harriet Jackson Christopher Jacobsen Kara Jaenecke Martha John Angela Johnson Ann and Gary Johnson Cheryl Johnson and Ted Messing Derek Johnson Ed and Tree Johnson Susan Jones Tim Josi Ed and Ellen Joyce Raymond and Nansie Jubitz William June and Susan Graber Penelope and Jack Kaczmarek Susan Keizer Patricia Keller Kristina Kielbon Maryann Kirkby Barbara Knop Wendy Koebke Nate Koenigsknecht and Anne Tattam Emily Krafft and Randy Kinnaman Ted and Jan Kramer Cynthia and Kevin Kroll Nancy and Bob Kroll Robert and Sue Kroning

Dave Kruger Nancy and Don Kruger Sally Lackaff Mary Langley Careen Langslet and Leon Cieloha Liz and Bob Lanz Scott Lee Amanda Lehman Pat and Ken Lehman Reta Leithner Lisa Leschinsky Charles and Phyllis Linehan Christine Lolich Fred and Elizabeth Lorish Jennifer and Raymond Lund Kerry Lyons Craig Mackie and Glenna Gray Anne MacRae Amy Magnussen Michael Magyar and Allison Tigard Brian and Judy Mahoney Kathleen Malin Philip and Deanna Mancill Tom and Sheila Manning Terri Maragos Craig Markham and Susan Aldrich-Markham James and Ella Markham John Martilla Dan Marvin Karen and Michael Matthews Charles and Mary May James and Marylou McAdoo Sherry McCuistion Rosalind McGrath Jeanie McLaughlin John and Diana McLoughlin Elizabeth and Ed Meaney Reid and Galen Mickelsen Jeff Miller Mary Miller Mark and Rebecca Mizell Michael Moffett and Susan Edwards-Moffett Dawn Montgomery and Shawn Vorrath James and Susan Montgomery Ann Morgan Janet Morlan Dale and Mary Jo Mosby Jennifer Myers Judith Myers Bill and Jackie Nichols Jerry Ostermiller and Lynne Johnson Eric Owen Carolyn and Bill Owens Margarete and Thomas Oxwang Earl and Janet Palmeter Andrew and Melinda Paterson Marissa Paulling Josie Peper Robert and Honey Perkel Dick Petrone David and Cheryl Pfaff Megan Phillips Steve Pinger and Katharine Sammons Annie Popkin and David Parker

Carolyn Propst Marjorie Propst Richard and Claire Puetz Amy Pulitzer Sherry and Paul Puziss Brian and Tess Ratty Ann Raymond Bill and Madeleine Reed Robert Reid and Jillayne Sorenson Larry and Marilyn Reiling Robert and Anne Richardson Robin Risley Kenneth Rislow William Ritchie Cheryl Ritenbaugh Caralee Roberts Curtis Roegner Dirk and Amanda Rohne Sheila Roley Tia Ross Jennifer and Nik Rouda John Ryan Linnea Ryan Ron Schiffman and Patricia Noonan Jessica Schleif Leo Schreiner Nancy Schwickrath and Kelly Green Tom and Joan Scoggins Susan Settje Ben and Elyse Shoop David Sinclair Greg and Rebecca Smith Lynn and Ron Smith Sid Snyder and Robin Powell Connie Soper Elisa and Jon Spoelstra Lynette and Richard Sproul Rich Sproul Hope Stanton Tim Steutz Bill and Susi Stevens Stephen and Alice Stolzberg George and Susan Stonecliffe Darlene Story Kim and Dan Supple Cecilia Surerus Susan Swanby Geraldine and Bob Swenson Viviane Tallman Mary Thamann James Thompson Lila Sue and Kiana Thornburg Lisa Tomlinson Jim Towell Christine and Clark Trexel Jennie Ulbricht Ken and Lynn Ulbricht Steven Urman Keith and Bethany Valachi Loris Van Pelt David and Janet Vonada Robin Walker Neal and Lisa Wallace Alfred and Nancy Walsh Susan Walsh John and Mary Walter Steve Wascher Walt and Sharon Weber

Janet Weidman Carolyn Wells Christine Wells Anonymous Fred and Martha White Yvonne Whitney and Kathryn Bulletset Jon Wickersham Charles and Julie Williamson Jill and Stephen Wolfe Judy and Wayne Woodmansee Linda Wyss Ken and Julie Yuill Larry and Carol Zetterberg BUSINESSES Cargo, Inc. Costco Wholesale Heritage Research Associates, Inc. Maggie and Henry Nordstrom Charitable Giving Oracle Corporation Matching Gifts Program Seaside International Hostel Wave Crest Inn

IN-KIND GIFTS Robin Anderson Betsy Ayres Chris Bell Marilynn Blacketer Debbie and Bill Boone Paul and Lana Jane Brent Kevin and Marla Brownlee Laurie Caplan M.J. Cody Robin Cody Sue Cody John Costello Stephanie Dudley Patte Fenderson and Bob Svec Doug and Kathie Green Bonnie Henderson and Charlie Zennache Randall and Jeanne Henderson Nancy Holmes Tom and Kirsten Horning Joyce Hunt Vince and Ann Huntington Pat Johns Kit Ketcham Sharon Kloepfer Jeannette Knispel Ken and Pat Lehman Ron Logan Bob May John and Deb Mersereau Vianne Patterson Jay and Penny Paulsen Carolyn Propst Marie Smith Allan and Mary Solares Wes Wahrmund Dorothy Well Jon Wickersham Dianne Widdop Pat Wollner Dave and Kathleen Zunkel

BUSINESSES Bald Eagle Coffee House Beachcomber Vacation Homes Bell Buoy of Seaside Bella Espresso Bill’s Tavern and Brewhouse Brownsmead Flats Bruce’s Candy Kitchen Cannery Pier Hotel Cannon Beach Book Company Cannon Beach Hotel Cannon Beach Yoga Arts Carex Consulting Clean-Sweep Maintenance, Inc. Coast Business Services, Inc. Columbia River Coffee Roaster, Inc. The Conservation Fund de Garde Brewing Dragonfire Studio and Gallery Dragonslayers, Inc. Emergency Volunteer Corps of Nehalem Bay Fairweather House and Garden, LLC Flair Fort George Brewery and Public House Found Fresh Foods Cannon Beach Gearhart Golf Links Grizzlies Brand Harding Trading Company JJ Electric Service, LLC Keith Keranen Excavating, Inc. Land’s End at Cannon Beach Maggie and Henry McKenzie River Trust McMenamins Gearhart Hotel and Sand Trap Pub Opus Creative Oregon State University Press PacificLight Images Pelican Pub and Brewery Pizza a’ Fetta Public Coast Brewing Co. REI Outdoor Programs and Outreach River Inn at Seaside Sandlake Country Inn Sea Level Bakery and Coffee Sesame and Lilies Sleepy Monk Coffee Roasters Sweet Basil’s Cafe Teevin and Fischer Quarry Timberline Lodge and Ski Area The Waves Wild Rivers Land Trust


SPECIAL GIFTS Each spring we gather in the Sitka spruce grove at Circle Creek Conservation Center for a ceremony we call The Forest Remembers. We read aloud the names of all those who have been honored with memorial gifts to North Coast Land Conservancy throughout our history. All are welcome to join us at the next The Forest Remembers on April 29, 2017.

Ancient wisdom tells us that we stand on the shoulders of those who have gone before us, that we drink from wells we did not dig and sit in the shade of trees we did not plant, that we are forever bound together in community. Today we come to honor those whose shoulders have given us a foundation, who provided the wellsprings from which our lives are nourished, and who nurtured the forest which sustains and delights us.

—From “The Forest Remembers” by Kit Ketcham

MEMORIAL GIFTs

Tribute GIFTs

The following were remembered with one or more gifts in their name in 2016.

The following were honored with one or more gifts in their name in 2016.

Gail Achterman Liane and Ingrid Ashberry Charles and Janice Ault Beverly Autzen Lee Belknap Broughton Bishop Ernest Bonyhadi Gary Braasch Bill Bray Yvonne Brossard Louis Burzycki Les Carlough Natalie Cellars George F. Cole Dean Coleman Judy Cowell Norman ACreitz Ralph “Coach” Davis Gabriel Desautel Faith Dorothy John Emmett Edwards Gareth Ferdun Dave Finch Wes Franklin May and Don Gallagher David Gillis Betty Glarum

Ann Goldeen Robert Green Matthew Guderian Hal and Evelyn Hankel Todd Harding The William Hart Family George and Jan Henderson Cameron Holmes Lindsay Horton Freida Johnson Winton Kemmis Rosemary Kemper-Riddock Jane Kendall Mona and Merritt Ketcham Wilma June King Ted Kingery Karl Konka Francis “Frankie” Lackaff Karen Lee Linda Lloyd Roger, Daniel and John Madden Frieda Martilla Rol Mersereau Chris Monck Stan Muir Hal Murdock

Stephen Murdock Tom Niedermeyer Perry H. Nordmark Steve Osburn Sumner William Ostrom Jane Owen John Patterson Harold R. Peterson Thea L. Pyle Gene and Dorothy Roehm Harold “Hal” Snow Mark J. Somers Pheraby Stricklin Lucille Summerfield Bradford J. Sweet Bryon W. Sweet Michael R. Sweet Terry Swigart The Velder Family Carol Vernon Evelyn Wagner Muriel Walker Arlee Wickersham

Chris Achterman Algae, lichens and moss Jerry Arnold Betsy Ayres Margery Bloomfield Jane, Lane, Mary, Scott and Terry Borg Eloise Branch Jerry and Sheryl Branch Yama Butler Clatsop County Doug and Faith Deur John and Stephanie Dudley Paul and Margo Dueber Gail and Lil Fenderson Ron and Molly Foerster Stacia Sue Gabriel Ireta Sitts-Graube Doug Green Dorota Haber-Lehigh Tom Horning Kit Ketcham Oswald Kirby Oswald, Gus and Eli Kirby Sharon Kloepfer

Nate Koenigsknecht and Anne Tattam Ken and Pat Lehman Madelyn Maine Neal Maine John Mersereau NCLC Staff NCLC staff and volunteers Vianne Patterson People of Manzanita Richard Petrone Melissa Reich Phyllis Reynolds Boneyard Ridge Dr. Scott Santos and Family Dianne Sherman Carroll Smiley Smith Florence Truax Roger and Florie Truax Katie Voelke


Ecola State Park Elmer Feldenheimer State Natural Area

Boneyard Ridge Habitat Reserve*

Circle Creek Habitat Reserve* Shangrila Habitat Reserve*

ON THE ESTUARY AT 2609 North Roosevelt Drive Post Office Box 67 Seaside, Oregon 97138 503-738-9126 NCLCtrust.org

BOARD OF DIRECTORS Doug Green, President Tammi Lesh, Vice President Ron Logan, Treasurer Tom Horning, Secretary Betsy Ayres Kevin Brownlee Randall Henderson John Mersereau Vianne Patterson Lisa Phipps

Seaside Mill Ponds*

STAFF Katie Voelke Executive Director Jon Wickersham Associate Director Melissa Reich Stewardship Director Lorraine Ortiz Development Director Amy Hutmacher Conservation and Stewardship Manager Lynette Villagomez Administrative and Outreach Coordinator Eric Owen Land Steward Bonnie Henderson Communications Coordinator

*Conserved by North Coast Land Conservancy

2016 Annual Report  

North Coast Land Conservancy

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