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Will Oregon see sea otters again?

Oregon tried to bring sea otters back once, but failed. Biologists are still trying to find answers and wonder if we've learned enough to give otters a second chance.

What’s changed in Oregon since the Timber Wars?

What's changed in the 30 years since Oregon was thrust into the spotlight during the "Timber Wars"? Three "Oregon Field Guide" stories reflect on the spotted owl, the culture of the timber community of Philomath and whether one successful effort to find a compromise in John Day can reveal a path forward.

In Philomath, making the best of ‘a not so fun summer’

For the first time in 40 years, the city of Philomath cancelled its annual Frolic and Rodeo summertime event this year because of the coronavirus pandemic. But organizers still found a way to bring the community together — while socially distancing, of course.

Hunting for Mare’s Eggs

Two fish biologists search Upper Klamath Lake for an odd creature known as a Mare’s Egg in this “Oregon Field Guide” short. What they find is as uncommon as it is unusual. And it is only around for a short time each year.


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