Neal Maine, scientist and wildlife photographer to present a lecture on Beaver Ecology May 25th 7-8pm


Necanicum Watershed Council and North Coast Land Conservancy and The Wetlands Conservancy, present Beaver Tales –


Neal Maine, scientist and wildlife photographer to present a lecture on Beaver Ecology


Date: May 25

Time: 7 –8  PM

Location: Beaver Tales Exhibition Gallery, 608 Broadway, located in the historic Gilbert District of downtown Seaside

Next to Fairweather Gallery (612 Broadway)




To celebrate beavers and their contribution to the ecology of the North Coast, the nonprofit organizations have teamed up with local businesses to host the Beaver Tales Art Exhibit and Sale in Seaside.  The purpose of the exhibit is to highlight the importance of beavers in creating wetlands and other aquatic habitat.


Neal Maine will explain how beavers engineer wetlands on the North Coast, and how people can learn to take advantage of their environmental benefits while protecting property from flooding and other damage.  Maine’s  vast experience  in studying and photographing wildlife enables him to tell fascinating stories about these industrious little rodents that most people never see.



Beaver Lodge at Cotton Grass Lake -Neal Maine – PacificLight Images

The lecture will be held at the Pop-Up Gallery space next to Fairweather Gallery on Broadway in Seaside where beaver- themed art will be available for viewing. The exhibit includes paintings, fiber art, botanical collage, cedar weavings, calligraphy, ceramics, glass, wood, even a beaver made of pine needles and a wildlife scene painted on a cross-cut saw.


Beavers, though woefully misunderstood, actually create and sustain wetlands that aid in resuscitating wetland and riparian stream habitats.  They play a central role in shaping our future as we prepare for transformations that a warming and changing climate may bring. The sponsoring organizations are working together to learn more about how we can work with beaver to conserve and restore natural systems.


Above: Salmon jumping beaver dam at Thompson Creek – Neal Maine, PacificLight images

For more info about naturalist, scientist, biologist Neal Maine, please go to …artists/ …Neal Maine.

Additional BEAVER TALES photos are available from Sara Vickerman, Curator, Beaver Tales Art Exhibit,

And, too, to read more about the traveling BEAVER TALES Art Sale and Exhibit, go to:…/arts…beaver-tales-art-exhibit/article…/seaside-first-saturday-art-walk-may-6th-bea








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