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Freshwater Mussels Of The Willamette

OPB | Broadcast: Feb. 15, 2018

A large population of native freshwater mussels has been found thriving in an urban stretch of the Willamette. But what do they really tell us about the health of the river?

Winter Dawn At Hosmer Lake

OPB | Broadcast: Feb. 8, 2018

At the height of summer, a trip to Hosmer Lake in the Deschutes National Forest means suiting up for battle against thick clouds of mosquitoes. That’s why "Oregon Field Guide’s" Nick Fisher waits for winter to break out his camera.

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The Lloyd Brothers Of Mount Adams

OPB | Broadcast: Feb. 8, 2018

Find out why the Lloyd twins have committed a lifetime to Mount Adams – the overlooked giant of the Cascades. 

Oregon's Endangered Silverspot Butterfly

OPB | Broadcast: Feb. 8, 2018

An Oregon native butterfly has been federally listed as a threatened species for 30 years.

Western Bog Lily On The Decline

OPB | Broadcast: Feb. 8, 2018

The Western bog lily once thrived in the marshes and bogs of southwestern Oregon – but they’re on the decline.

Unlikely Hikers: A Hiking Group For The Rest Of Us

OPB | Broadcast: Feb. 15, 2018

Not everyone feels welcome in the outdoors. Unlikely Hikers wants to change that.

A Greener Future For Oysters?

OPB | Broadcast: Feb. 1, 2018

Could eelgrass and kelp protect a $100 million Northwest oyster industry from the effects of ocean acidification and climate change?

Valley Of The Giants

OPB | Broadcast: Feb. 1, 2018

A tour through the Valley of the Giants, an intact grove of ancient hemlock, cedars and Douglas fir in the Oregon Coast Range.

Drones In Research

OPB | Broadcast: Feb. 1, 2018

A new generation of drones are giving scientists new ways to research the natural world.

A Turning Of Seasons At Alpha Farm

OPB | Broadcast: Feb. 15, 2018

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

Legacy Of A View: The Secret Story Of The Shire

OPB | Broadcast: Feb. 1, 2018

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

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Greenfield/Hartline Habitat Conservation Fund of the Nature Conservancy.

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