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Producer, Oregon Field Guide

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

NW Life | Environment | local | Flora and Fauna | Recreation | Forestry

A Couple’s Labor Of Love Keeps Wilderness Trails Open For Others

After wildland fires destroyed the trails of a little-known wilderness, people said they'd never be rebuilt. One young couple refused to accept that answer.

NW Life | local | Recreation | Environment

Backcountry Huts Draw Skiers Into A 3-Day Three Sisters Adventure

Three beginning skiers take on a 22-mile trek through the Three Sisters backcountry. A unique hut system makes this three-day trip attainable, safer and certainly more comfortable.

History | local | Recreation | Environment

Wild Totality: Capturing The Solar Eclipse From A Cascade Peak

On the anniversary of the total solar eclipse, "Oregon Field Guide" looks back at a once-in-a-lifetime assignment.

NW Life | Environment | local | News | Agriculture | History | Land

End Of An Icon: Historic Nelson House Burned In Substation Fire

For years it stood alone, tucked into a hollow on the high plains of Oregon. Now it's gone. Oregon lost the iconic Charles Nelson House to the ongoing Substation Fire.

History | Communities | NW Life | Oregon Field Guide

A Turning Of Seasons At Alpha Farm

A commune from a colorful era hangs on deep in the Coastal Mountains

Environment | Land use | local | History | Sustainability | Land | Oregon Field Guide

Legacy Of A View: The Secret Story Of The Shire

How an architect, an activist and a curious piece of land saved the Columbia River Gorge.

NW Life | Animals | Food | local | 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.

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

NW Life | local | 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.

Environment | Land use | Animals | Agriculture | History | Sustainability | Land | Forestry | 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.