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Season 28, Episode 9: Owyhee River Journey

Oregon Field Guide joins geologist Dr. Liz Safran and river guide Audrey Gehlhausen for a journey through the geologic wonderland of the Owyhee Canyonlands. Beginning in the small town of Rome, Oregon, our cameras reveal a raw and breathtaking landscape sculpted by lava flows, landslides and volcanic eruptions.

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 the air or online!

An exploration of the geologic wonderland that is the Owyhee river canyon. A scientific and eye-popping look at the tiny creatures that produce light in seawater. And the art of the blacksmith is making a come back in urban Portland.

Exciting News: We are pleased to announce that "Oregon Field Guide" received a number of nominations for this year's Northwest Regional Emmy Awards from the Northwest Chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (NATAS). The awards recognize excellence in programming and individual craft achievement in television and media arts.

The stories nominated include Who’s Watching Oregon’s Wildlife, Bull Run Earthquake Science, Columbia River Bar Pilots, Discovering Valhalla: An Oregon Field Guide Special and Wenaha River Packrafting.

A huge thank you to our supporters and our viewers that have continued to enjoy the program over the many years!

Due to federal closed-captioning requirements, some of our stories are no longer available online. Thank you and we apologize for any inconvenience.

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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