NCUWC is a small community based nonprofit with the mission to protect and enhance our watersheds’ water quality, fish, and wildlife habitat.

To donate, click the paypal link below or send a check made out to NCUWC to our mailing address at: 2416 SE Lake Rd. Milwaukie, OR 97222

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Your donation supports NCUWC’s vision to see people and nature flourishing in a healthy ecosystem. We do this through our three main programs. Through the Streamside Stewards Program we work with private landowners to restore their streamfront properties to improve habitat and water quality. Through our public education program we do workshops, presentation and outreach to build a community of educated environmental stewards. Through our protection efforts we work to see that regional, state and federal laws are followed during local land use decisions as well as fight to protect and improve our beautiful natural areas.

Together we can live in vibrant communities with thriving ecosystems. If you have any questions please contact us at 503-550-9282 or at

Thank you for your support!

NCUWC is excited to announce the release of the new book Nature Closeup – A Digiscoping Journey in Photos by founding NCUWC Board Member, Steve Berliner. You can now contribute to NCUWC by purchasing this beautiful 140-page coffee-table book of bird and wildlife photography. 100% of the profits go to NCUWC. The book displays Steve’s favorite shots from nearly two decades of digiscoping (photos through a spotting scope): award winners, published shots, and commercial work.

Be one of the first to own this “first of its kind” coffee table book.


Preview and purchase Nature Closeup – A Digiscoping Journey in Photos direct from the publisher; each book sold is printed and shipped individually for the buyer, so you’ll be owning a limited edition.


If you can pick up locally at our offices, we may have a few author-inscribed introductory copies left at special sale price. Contact us at 503-550-9282 or to learn about this special offer. A portion of your purchase may be tax deductible under our 501(c)(3) non-profit status. Estimated fair market value is $105. The book is only available through this NCUWC fundraiser campaign.


Book description:

Nature Closeup – A Digiscoping Journey is the first hard-cover, large-format coffee table book devoted to digiscoped (photo through spotting scope) photographs of birds and wildlife, printed on 80# semi-matte paper. 140 pages of color photographs on archival, acid-free paper, with over 150 full-color photos; many edge-to- edge and full-page bleeds. Includes index to 100 species, and 780-word introduction to digiscoping equipment, techniques and tips, history, and applications. Photos beginning with 1999, through 2017, each with species name, date, and location. Great gift for any birder/photographer; or for table display.


Author info:

Digiscope photographer since 1997-98, continuously-practicing the method since its beginning. Steve has numerous commercial and popular photos in publication, as well as competitive photo awards. Many of each type work are featured in the book, and described. He’s a founding Board Member of North Clackamas Urban Watersheds Council, an Oregon non-profit corporation, the beneficiary of the book sales.