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Oregon Field Guide Returns to Mt. Hood's Glacier Caves

Join us this week on Oregon Field Guide! The once spectacular glacier caves documented by Oregon Field Guide in 2013 are disappearing far faster than anyone predicted. Why? What role is climate and weather playing in the formation and destruction of these caves?

 

For 28 years, Oregon Field Guide has been OPB’s weekly TV news magazine exploring the ecological issues, natural wonders and outdoor recreation of the Northwest.

Join us this week on Oregon Field Guide!  We will be revisiting the once spectacular glacier caves documented by Oregon Field Guide in 2013. They are disappearing far faster than anyone predicted. Why? Is it global warming?

And we team up with PSU emeritus professor of geology, Scott Burns for a deeper examination of the Columbia Gorge’s many striking features. You’ll never see “The Gorge” the same way again!

It is with great sadness that we report the passing of retired Oregon Public Broadcasting journalist Jeff Douglas. Please visit Oregon Field Guide's Facebook for more information or read more on OPB News.

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Additional Support Provided By: the Coit Family Foundation, Fred and Clara Dolen Charitable Foundation, Kay Kitagawa and Andy Johnson-Laird, Christine and David Vernier, and the Greenfield/Hartline Habitat Conservation Fund of the Nature Conservancy.

Special thanks for support by: The Roundhouse Foundation, Jon and Nancy Decherd, Bonnie and Peter Reagan