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Vultures, Coho Salmon, Wave Power, Airs Oct. 29, 2009


They’re not pretty but they just may be one of the smartest birds in the world. Join FIELD GUIDE on a search for the elusive vulture on Thursday, October 29 at 8:30pm.

FIELD GUIDE first visited Knowles Creek in 1992, right after it was discovered that, ironically, an illegal logjam seemed to be helping the survival of the Coho salmon. On a return visit earlier this year, they saw that a scoured out bedrock stream bottom had been covered with gravel, and along with the pools formed by placing logs in the stream, the numbers of Coho have grown from about 500 in 1993 to 10,000-11,000 today. Tune in and learn more about how a unique partnership of logging companies and environmentalists has brought Coho back to one of Oregon’s Coastal Creeks.

Three seasons ago, FIELD GUIDE reported on how OSU researchers were busy developing and refining wave-powered generators to harness the energy from wind-driven waves rolling across the open ocean from Japan. Tune in for an update on the project.

FIELD GUIDE repeats Sundays at 2:30am and 6:30pm. Videos of the stories featured on FIELD GUIDE can be viewed online immediately following the broadcast at www.opb.org/programs/ofg/

About OREGON FIELD GUIDE
In its 21st season, OREGON FIELD GUIDE remains a valuable source of information about outdoor recreation, ecological issues, natural resources and travel destinations. OREGON FIELD GUIDE airs Thursday evenings at 8:30pm on the television stations of Oregon Public Broadcasting and repeats on Sunday evenings at 6:30pm. In the Mountain Time zone of Eastern Oregon, the program airs at 9:30pm Thursdays, and at 7:30pm Sundays.

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