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Chad Brown Helps Kids (And Himself) By Fly-Fishing

OPB | June 30, 2017 1:15 p.m.

Chad Brown loves the feeling of fishing on the river so much, he’s sharing it with kids in Portland and Vancouver who lack access to nature. 

NW Life | Water | Oregon Field Guide Summer Series

Trekking The Majestic McKenzie River Trail

OPB | June 30, 2017 1 p.m.

The 26-mile McKenzie River Trail travels along some of the clearest water, most dramatic waterfalls and majestic old-growth forests in all of Oregon.

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Snorkeling Puts Oregon's Rivers In A New Light

OPB | June 22, 2017 9:20 a.m.

Snorkeling in Oregon’s rivers can be downright dangerous. But with that risk comes a window into a whole new world. 

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The Dangerous Life Of A Columbia River Bar Pilot

OPB | Oct. 18, 2016 1:30 p.m.

Imagine a stretch of water so dangerous even huge ships can’t cross it safely. Such a place exists in the Pacific Northwest. 

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Oneonta Gorge: Forest Service Calls Crowds ‘Concerning’

Statesman Journal | Sept. 2, 2016 7:56 a.m.

But sharply increasing crowds at Oneonta during recent summers, numbering in the hundreds on weekends, has the U.S. Forest Service concerned about the impact to the gorge’s ecosystem.

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Oregon Field Guide's Michael Bendixen Breaks the Ice, Scuba Dives Frozen Lake

OPB | Oct. 10, 2012 7:15 a.m.

Oregon Field Guide videographer Michael Bendixen describes what it's like to scuba dive in a frozen lake.