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Learn how biologists are relocating young trumpeter swans from Alaska and Wyoming to boost the populations in Oregon. Watch how Bull Run Quake science shows how bad the shaking will be for Portland, and it's aging water system, in the next Cascadia quake. Experience the thrill and beauty of soaring above the Alvord Desert - without an engine! And a stunning Ridgefield Photoessay.

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Fish & Wildlife | Environment | Oregon Field Guide

Swan Transplants

OPB | Feb. 18, 2016 8:30 p.m.

Biologists relocate young trumpeter swans from Alaska and Wyoming to boost populations in Oregon.

Land | Water | Science | Environment | Communities | local | Oregon Field Guide

Bull Run Quake Science

OPB | Feb. 18, 2016 midnight

New research aims to find out how destructive a Cascadia earthquake would be for Portland's water supply. 

NW Life | Recreation | local | Oregon Field Guide

Alvord Desert Gliders

OPB | Feb. 18, 2016 midnight

Glider pilots enjoy the thrill and beauty of soaring, without an engine, above the Alvord desert and Steens mountain.

NW Life | Animals | Fish & Wildlife | local | Oregon Field Guide

Ridgefield Photoessay

OPB | Feb. 18, 2016 midnight

Ridgefield Wildlife Refuge in SW Washington

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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