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By Removing A Derelict Fence, Volunteers Make Way For Wildlife

A group of backcountry volunteers are racing against a deadline to remove a derelict fence from the land. These old barbed wire fences are hazards to wildlife, a last vestige of ranching.

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Finding Oregon's Tallest Trees Gets Help From Technology

LiDar technology helps identify Oregon's tallest trees. But humans still need to climb the trees to confirm those readings.

Animals | History | Sustainability | Environment | Forestry | Agriculture | Land use | Land | Oregon Field Guide

Horse Logging At The Harmons

Oregon’s last horse logger and a family of foresters look to the future by carrying on a legacy of the past.

History | local | Land | Oregon Experience

Broken Treaties, An Oregon Experience

"Broken Treaties" introduces viewers to Oregon's Native American tribes and explores a thread of the Oregon story that hasn't been told very well over the years.

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Scenes From The Thaw: Clear Lake Melting

Clear Lake in the Willamette National Forest is a popular recreation spot in the summer. During the spring thaw, however, it's so quiet you can hear the soft crackles and steady drips of a melting landscape.

Climate change | Environment | Water | Science | Recreation | Land | 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.

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Valhalla Behind The Scenes

Field Guide takes you behind the scenes as we head into the Oregon wilderness in search of a hidden geologic wonder.

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Bull Run Quake Science

New research aims to find out how destructive a Cascadia earthquake would be for Portland's water supply. 

Climate change | Animals | Environment | Land | 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?

Animals | Environment | Land | Oregon Field Guide

Backyard Habitat

Setting up backyard habitat sounds nice, but does it really make an ecological difference?