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Boundary Marking Promotes Awareness of Conserved Lands

During 2021, NCLC’s stewardship team tackled a large but important project: refreshing the boundary markings on all its conserved properties and putting up new ones where needed. Stewardship assistant Morgan Bender-deMoll spearheaded the project. By the end of the year, he had visited approximately 3,200 acres representing NCLC’s fee properties across Clatsop and Tillamook counties—mostly on his own, but occasionally joined by other team members. Having these subtle yet recognizable markers on NCLC’s properties is a requirement of the Land Trust Alliance (LTA) and helps spread awareness among neighboring property owners who may not realize they live near conserved land. MORE


  • Stewardship assistant Morgan Bender-deMoll spent several months in 2021 putting up new boundary markings at NCLC’s habitat reserves across Tillamook and Clatsop counties. 
  • A view from Boneyard Ridge down to the flats at Circle Creek and the Necanicum River. This photo was taken by Morgan during a visit to Boneyard Ridge for boundary marking.
  • While working on the boundary-marking project, Morgan found this old Crown Zellerbach survey marker from 1974 at the corner of one of NCLC’s forest properties.