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Ian McCluskey


Ian McCluskey is a seventh generation Oregonian and avid outdoor enthusiast (despite once having been hit by lightning). He loves skiing, river running, backpacking, and exploring Oregon’s wild and remote places.

Before coming to OPB, Ian founded the arts nonprofit NW Documentary. For more than a decade, he created original documentaries and his work has earned more than a dozen national awards — including several Emmys — and has been toured internationally by the leading outdoor film festivals including: Banff, Mountainfilm in Telluride, and the Wild and Scenic Film Festival.

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Recent Articles

local | Animals | NW Life | Food | Oregon Field Guide

Truffle Dogs Sniff Out Culinary Gold In Oregon Forests

With the help of dogs, the Oregon Truffle Festival is elevating the international reputation of Oregon truffles.

local | Science | Fish & Wildlife | Recreation | Water | History | NW Life | Environment | 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.

local | Environment | Arts | Energy | Oregon Field Guide

Portland Photographer Captures The Art Of Oil Pollution

Portlander Kevin Coulton is on a crusade to bring awareness to oil runoff through photography, one drip at a time.

local | NW Life | Recreation | Environment | Oregon Field Guide

Circling Crater Lake In Winter Is No Summer Picnic

To circle Crater Lake in the summer is easy. In the winter, it is an entirely different story.

NW Life | Communities | Oregon Field Guide

All Aboard The World's Largest Miniature Railroad

Train Mountain is the world’s largest miniature railroad, with 36 miles of tiny track, weaving through 2,300 acres of forest in remote southern Oregon.

Agriculture | Land | Land use | Forestry | History | Sustainability | Animals | Environment | Oregon Field Guide

Horse Logging At The Harmons

Oregon’s last horse logger and a family of foresters look to the future by carrying on a legacy of the past.