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As the recreational sites on Mt St Helens become heavily used, tempers are flaring between snowmobilers, hikers and skiers. Researchers risk their lives to track tiny tree voles that can only be found high in the Douglas firs of Oregon and California. And meet the last members of an Oregon family that has been working in the coast range forests since the 1800's.

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Oregon Field Guide

Mt. St Helen's Conflict

OPB | Feb. 1, 2003 7:30 p.m.

Born of fire Washington's Mt St Helen's is under pressure once again.

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Tree Vole

OPB | Feb. 1, 2003 7:30 p.m.

Scientists climb high into the forest canopy to study the elusive tree vole.

Oregon Field Guide

Family Loggers

OPB | Feb. 1, 2003 7:30 p.m.

Meet members of an Oregon family that has been working in the forests since the 1800's.

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Major Support Provided By: Dorothy D. Gage

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