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Land | Environment | Climate change | Recreation | Water | Science | Oregon Field Guide

Columbia River Gorge Geology Tour

The Columbia River Gorge is a sight to behold, but what's even more breathtaking is the story behind its creation. Here's how two major floods shaped this spectacular area.

Environment | Climate change | NW Life | Recreation | Science | local | Oregon Field Guide

Return To Mount Hood's Glacier Caves

The spectacular Mount Hood glacier caves that "Oregon Field Guide" documented in 2013 have all but disappeared. But why? Is it global warming, or is something else at play?

Climate change | Animals | Land | Environment | Oregon Field Guide


Pikas are the adorable masters of the high country. These potato-sized members of the rabbit family squeak like plush toys and live among the rocks and under deep blankets of snow on the highest cascade peaks. So why are thousands of them living just a few hundred feet above sea level in the Columbia River Gorge?

Environment | Climate change | Agriculture | Water | World | Land use | Oregon Field Guide

Japan's Earthquake: Lessons For Oregon

Oregon Field Guide travels to Japan nearly four years after a devastating earthquake and tsunami decimated towns along the Japanese coast. We look for lessons Oregon can learn as we prepare for our own Cascadia Subduction Zone earthquake and tsunami.

Climate change | local | Environment | Oregon Field Guide

Glacier Caves: Mt. Hood's Secret World

25th Season Premiere: Glacier Caves: Mt Hood's Secret World. A first look inside newly-discovered glacier caves.