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.
All Library events are free and open to the public.