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Oregon's newest long-distance trail weaves through the desert heart of southeast Oregon. The Oregon Desert Trail has much to love. Oregon is famous for beautiful waterfalls, but most people don't think about the largest one--Willamette Falls. And, strange creatures are showing up by the millions along the coast. Join scientists on their quest to understand pyrosomes.

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The Trail That's Not A Trail Through The Oregon Desert

Oregon's newest long-distance trail charts a rugged course through the heart of the desert.

History | local | Recreation | Environment | NW Life | Water | Science | Fish & Wildlife | Oregon Field Guide

The Hidden World Of Oregon's Overlooked Falls

Surrounded by derelict shells of old mills and factories, the largest waterfall in Oregon has been a mystery to most. Until now.

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

Pyrosomes: Mysterious, Pickle-Shaped Visitors Of The Deep

The pickle-shaped sea creatures known as pyrosomes are rarely seen along the West Coast, but this year millions of them showed up. No one knows why they're here or how long they'll stay.

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The Roundhouse Foundation, Nonnie Cole, Barbara Emily Knudsen Charitable Foundation, Bonnie and Peter Reagan, Dr. Andrew McIvor and Dr. Maura Conlon McIvor