Lecture on North Coast Ecology
Katie Voelke, a biologist and the executive director of the North Coast Land Conservancy, will speak on “North Coast Ecology: A Picture of Diversity” on Wednesday, March 18, 6 p.m. at the Seaside Public Library (1131 Broadway). Her talk is part of the Necanicum Watershed Council’s Listening to the Land series, and is free and open to the public.
From her description of the talk: “Estuaries where freshwater streams meet and mingle with seawater. Rolling coastal prairies and dune swale lakes. Temperate rainforests of spruce and hemlock. The northern Oregon coast is a landscape of incredible biodiversity, with land that stretches from the ocean to the summits of 3,000-foot peaks hosting a wide array of wild life. That very diversity is part of what makes this region an attractive place to live for many species, including humans. It is one reason scientists consider this region to be particularly resilient to the effects of climate change. It also puts a fine point on the need to thoughtfully manage this land with a view toward the future.”