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Meth labs are moving from the cities to remote areas of Oregon and bringing toxic chemicals that are creating environmental time bombs. Backcountry skiing in the eagle cap wilderness is a rugged adventure, but some folks are making the experience a lot more comfortable. And we talk to the experts to try and figure out just what is up with Oregon's weather.

Segments in this Episode

Oregon Field Guide

Meth Labs

OPB | Feb. 1, 2006 7:30 p.m.

Toxic contaminants that are generated by meth labs are now threatening the environment.

Oregon Field Guide

Yurt Skiing

OPB | Feb. 1, 2006 7:30 p.m.

Backcountry skiing is an adventure, some folks are making it a lot more comfortable.

Oregon Field Guide

Weather

OPB | Feb. 1, 2006 7:30 p.m.

Oregon is known for rain, but there's much more to the weather of this diverse state.

All Season 17

Rogue River Conflicts; Tree-top Tour (1711)

Oregon Field Guide: Episode #1711
Original Broadcast: January 3, 2008

Storm Petrels; Sumpter Locomotive; B-24 Mystery (1710)

Oregon Field Guide: Episode #1710
Original Broadcast: January 31, 2008

Volcanoes In Our Backyard (1709)

Oregon Field Guide: Episode #1709
Original Broadcast: January 24, 2008

Jackrabbits; John Day Fossils; Jenkins Heritage Tours (1708)

Oregon Field Guide: Episode #1708
Original Broadcast: January 17, 2008

Ocean Circulation; Historic Photos; Hobie Cats (1707)

Oregon Field Guide: Episode #1707
Original Broadcast: December 27, 2007

Burrowing Shrimp; Train Mountain; Taylor's Checkerspot Butterfly (1706)

Oregon Field Guide: Episode #1706
Original Broadcast: July 26, 2007

Pronghorn Antelope; Freeriding; Kayak Surfing (1705)

Oregon Field Guide: Episode #1705
Original Broadcast: July 19, 2007

Metro Special (1704)

Oregon Field Guide: Episode #1704

Rescue Dogs; Animal Therapy; Wild Foods (1703)

Oregon Field Guide: Episode #1703
Original Broadcast: July 12, 2007

Meth Labs; Yurt Skiing; Weather (1702)

Oregon Field Guide: Episode #1702

Illinois River; Zumwalt Prairie Songbirds; Pest House (1701)

Oregon Field Guide: Episode #1701
Original Broadcast: July 5, 2007


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