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Environment | Recreation | News | local | Northwest Wildfires 2017

9 Iconic Places Burned By Oregon Wildfires This Season

Statesman Journal | Sept. 23, 2017 11:31 a.m.

The flames tore into beloved places across the state, torching mountains and forests Oregonians traditionally pilgrimage to each summer and fall.

Environment | News | local

Smoke On The Water: Crater Lake Covered By Wildfire Cloud

Medford Mail Tribune | Aug. 5, 2017 1:33 p.m.

The nation’s deepest lake is obscured by smoke this morning as two wildfires burn on the west side of Crater Lake National Park.

Environment | Recreation | News | local | NW Life

Man Survives 1,000-Foot Fall Into Crater Lake Caldera

Medford Mail Tribune | May 25, 2017 3:58 p.m. | Crater Lake National Park

Park rangers had to rappel roughly 600 feet into the caldera just to spot the man, McCabe said. His fall landed him about 100 feet from the lake.

Environment | Land | News | Land use

Crater Lake To Remove Graffiti After Snow Melts

Medford Mail Tribune | June 17, 2016 1:30 p.m. | Crater Lake

Crater Lake National Park officials said they plan to remove graffiti left on Mount Scott by a vandal in 2014 as soon as the snow melts.

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Record Numbers Visit Crater Lake In 2015

AP | Jan. 30, 2016 1:14 p.m. | Bend, Oregon

Crater Lake is one of many national parks across the country seeing an uptick in visitors.

Environment | Think Out Loud

Environmental Update: Crayfish

OPB | Dec. 8, 2015 12:50 p.m.

We debrief a member of the EarthFix team about one of the environmental stories she's been working on.

Animals | Environment | Recreation | Fish & Wildlife | Flora and Fauna | Water | Climate change

Perfect Invaders: How Crayfish Are Threatening Crater Lake's Smallest Creatures

OPB/EarthFix | Dec. 4, 2015 10:45 a.m. | Crater Lake National Park, Oregon

An invasive crayfish is thriving in Oregon's Crater Lake as the waters warm – putting the lake’s clarity and native creatures in jeopardy.   

News | local

Crater Lake National Park Visits Exceed Predictions

The Klamath Falls Herald and News | Nov. 17, 2015 12:41 p.m. | Crater Lake

Despite a summer fire that closed Crater Lake National Park’s North Entrance for nearly two weeks and discouraged visitors, figures through October show the park’s visitation figures well beyond expectations.

Think Out Loud

Composer To Create Music Inspired By Crater Lake

OPB | Aug. 26, 2015 12:30 p.m.

The Britt Music and Arts Festival has commissioned composer Michael Gordon to create a piece of music evoking Oregon's iconic national park.

Think Out Loud

Environmental Update

OPB | Aug. 29, 2011 9:45 a.m.

We'll get an environmental update from Earthfix reporter Amelia Templeton about what Crater Lake is doing to preserve one of its resources: the sounds of nature.