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Meet the residents of one of Oregon's oldest intentional living communities, tucked in the scenic valley of Deadwood, Oregon. Learn about the fascinating role Freshwater Mussels play in our rivers. And meet Jenny Bruso who encourages people of all genders, races, shapes and sizes to get outside.

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Communities | History | 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

local | Land use | Land | NW Life | Food | Oregon Field Guide

Freshwater Mussels Of The Willamette

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?

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

Unlikely Hikers: A Hiking Group For The Rest Of Us

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

Fish & Wildlife | Water | Environment | local | Oregon Field Guide

Winter Dawn At Hosmer Lake

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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Urban Falconry & Fishers (2912)

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Most Recent Broadcast: February 22, 2018

Alpha Farm. Freshwater Mussels and Unlikely Hikers (2911)

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Most Recent Broadcast: February 15, 2018

Oregon Silverspot Butterfly, Lloyd Brothers of Mount Adams, Bog Lily and Winter Dawn at Hosmer Lake (2910)

Oregon Field Guide: Episode #2910
Most Recent Broadcast: February 8, 2018

Drones in Research, The Shire, Eelgrass and Oysters, Valley Of The Giants (2909)

Oregon Field Guide: Episode #2909
Most Recent Broadcast: February 1, 2018

Food From The Wild (2908)

Oregon Field Guide: Episode #2908
Most Recent Broadcast: November 20, 2017

Mount Hood: Climbing Oregon's Highest Peak (2907)

Oregon Field Guide: Episode #2907
Most Recent Broadcast: November 16, 2017

Train Mountain, Big River Tug and Horse Logger (2906)

Oregon Field Guide: Episode #2906
Most Recent Broadcast: November 9, 2017

Oregon Desert Trail, Willamette Falls and Pyrosomes (2905)

Oregon Field Guide: Episode #2905
Most Recent Broadcast: November 2, 2017

Warner Canyon, Friends Of Trees, Climate And Butterflies (2904)

Oregon Field Guide: Episode #2904
Most Recent Broadcast: October 26, 2017

Rain Beetles, North Fork Smith River and Oil Pollution Art (2903)

Oregon Field Guide: Episode #2903
Most Recent Broadcast: October 19, 2017

Search For Oregon's Tallest Tree & Wallowa Mule Packer (2902)

Oregon Field Guide: Episode #2902
Most Recent Broadcast: October 12, 2017

Crater Lake Ski Expedition & Tower Engineers (2901)

Oregon Field Guide: Episode #2901
Most Recent Broadcast: October 5, 2017


Major Support Provided By:
William K. Blount Family
Carol and Velma Saling Foundation

Additional Support Provided By:
Coit Family Foundation
Kay Kitagawa and Andy Johnson-Laird
Christine and David Vernier
Greenfield/Hartline Habitat Conservation Fund of the Nature Conservancy.

Special thanks for support by:
The Roundhouse Foundation, Nonnie Cole, Barbara Emily Knudsen Charitable Foundation, Bonnie and Peter Reagan, Dr. Andrew McIvor and Dr. Maura Conlon McIvor