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Grande Ronde Wildflowers

In 1993, former Eastern Oregon University agronomist Andy Huber began acquiring land in the Grande Ronde Valley to create a non-profit native plant reserve. Along with restoring the land and propagating native seeds, Andy’s site is also the only US site where Mountain Lady’s Slipper orchids are grown from seed. We visit along with the Oregon Orchid Society to see three native orchids in bloom.



Producer - Jule Gilfillan
Videographer/Editor - Nicholas Fisher

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Grande Ronde Wildflower Slideshow

June is beautiful just about anywhere in Oregon. But the hills surrounding the Grande Ronde Valley is the place to be for a spectacular show of wildflowers. We visited the Growiser plant conservation area to see wild native orchids. But what we found once we got there was a whole lot more.

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Grande Ronde Wildflowers; First Salmon Ceremony; Snow School (2509)

Oregon Field Guide: Episode #2509
Original Broadcast: February 13, 2014