March 26, 2014 3:37 p.m.
In the early 2000s we visited Portland’s Reed College campus to look at what was then the beginning of an effort to bring salmon back to an urban stream. We returned this past summer to see how things have turned out. We find an urban creek that's now home to river otters, brook lamprey, steelhead and salmon.
March 26, 2014 3:02 p.m.
The March 27, 1964 "Good Friday" earthquake rocked Southcentral Alaska with 5 minutes of shaking. The magnitude 9.2 earthquake left communities in ruins and triggered a tsunami that traveled south at over 500 mph towards Oregon. When the tsunami struck Oregon and California hours later, it destroyed homes, flooded communities and killed 11 people. It remains the largest tsunami in U.S history.
March 26, 2014 11:46 a.m.
The Reach and Treat Team trains every month to take professional paramedic skills into the wild. AMR provides advanced life support in the wilderness when medics join in rescues in the snow, dangling from ropes and in rushing rivers.
March 20, 2014 1:56 p.m.
Kayakers say that the only way to see the depths of the Salmon River Gorge is to learn how to kayak over 50-80 foot waterfalls. So how did the Field Guide crew get it all on video? We share the behind-the-scenes story of bushwhacking, rappelling, waiting and chasing as we struggle to capture a rare adventure beyond the trails end.
March 20, 2014 1:20 p.m.
Mt Hood, Oregon has the distinction of being the only place in North America that can offer skiers the opportunity to train year-round. One camp - Mt Hood Summer Ski Camps - has been training tomorrow's stars of snow sports since the 1970s. We check in with the latest group of up-and-coming "campers" as they hone their skills on the summer slopes.
March 19, 2014 2 p.m.
To see the Salmon River Gorge takes more than just nerve. It takes a willingness to hurl yourself in a kayak over a series of 10-60-foot waterfalls. Once you've entered, you're committed — there's no way out but to navigate a series of progressively more treacherous waterfalls downriver.
Feb. 27, 2014 2:07 p.m.
A handful of Oregon balloonists spend hundreds of hours to save thousands of dollars by making their own hot air balloons.
Feb. 27, 2014 1:10 p.m.
An obscure piece of Oregon Department of Forestry land has been transformed into one of Oregon's first legal bike-only trail systems on public land. It's dedicated to a specialized kind of biking called freeriding, and the area has become a destination for riders from all over. Black Rock is chock full of ramps, banks, aerial log rides and other crazy features not typical of traditional trails.
Feb. 27, 2014 12:01 p.m.
Every year a Portland graphic artist sets out to confuse people as much as possible. Peter Rockwell reveals his secrets on how he designs the annual corn maze at Kruger Farm on Sauvie Island. He does not use GPS. Rockwell prefers a low tech method that involves a pencil sketch, a scan by a computer, a massive enlargement, chalk and a tractor.
Feb. 20, 2014 11:19 a.m.
Student biologists learn the how-to's of wildlife research by studying the life and death of lizards in Oregon's Alvord desert. For 15 years Dr. Roger Anderson has been leading students on a three-week immersion into lizard ecology and behavior. Students cope with the primitive conditions of life in a desert encampment while enduring the blazing sun and harsh desert conditions that make life difficult for humans yet ideal for lizards, snakes and scorpions. Why is the Alvord desert home to the densest concentration of these lizards in the West? Lizard field school is the place to find out.