• The Dignity of Risk - An Oregon Adaptive Sports Story

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    This is a shout out to Oregon Adaptive Sports (OAS) who have impacted so many in our community. If you want to be inspired watch this video – it’s guaranteed to make your day.  If you want to get involved with OAS connect HERE.

    Oregon Adaptive Sports is working every day to empower people of all abilities to fully engage in the outdoors. The life-changing experiences OAS provides allows these individuals to live a healthy, active, and thriving life.

    Twenty-three years ago, passionate members of the local ski community came together to provide snow opportunities to members of the community with disabilities. Today, Oregon Adaptive Sports (OAS) is a premiere adaptive sports organization in the Pacific Northwest providing a…

  • Virtual OMSI Science Pub: Why Mushrooms Matter: Ethnomycology Through the Ages

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    OCT 20, 2020 | Virtual Edition | 6:30-8:30PM | $5 suggested donation (www.omsi.edu/donate)

    Why Mushrooms Matter: Ethnomycology Through the Ages with Peter McCoy, Founder of Mycologos. MORE INFO HERE.

    For millennia, mushrooms and other fungi have been an integral, yet unsung, hero in the human story. The creation of fungi-fermented foods, drinks, and breads paved the ways for the settling of civilizations. Microscopic fungi fill the tissues of all plants, influencing their production of important nutritive and healing compounds that benefit all of life. Large and small fungi are embedded in traditional customs, rituals, and cosmologies, where they have played essential roles in shaping the development of ancient cultures. Even today, novel…

  • Salmon in Central Oregon Hosted By The Deschutes Land Trust

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    Thursday Oct 15th, 5pm – 6pm Hosted by Deschutes Land Trust.

    Salmon in Central Oregon

    Join the Deschutes Land Trust and Portland General Electric fish biologist, Megan Hill, to learn all about the salmon that swim in our local streams and rivers. Megan will share the fascinating natural history of sockeye, Chinook, and steelhead, along with an update on regional efforts to return salmon and steelhead to their homewaters. Get an inside scoop on the fish passage facilities at Round Butte Dam near Madras, and learn more about local salmon conservation. Then, you’ll have a chance to ask Megan your questions during a question and answer session. **Registration required to receive the virtual event link. Only…

  • The State of California: Episode 1

    Posted on in categories Film , Travel & Adventure

    With the recent wildfires that have ravaged California and Oregon this video series is a timely look into the changing landscape and is worth a view. Grab your coffee and watch Episode 1.

    In this new six-part series, we will explore the history of California’s forests, and learn about the challenges and solutions to addressing catastrophic wildfires. LEARN MORE HERE

    California is one of 35 biodiversity hotspots around the world. Its wide range of endemic species and varied climate make it a unique place. In this series we try to understand what makes California so special. We look into the many challenges facing the forest, population, and environment, and the solutions being employed…

  • Virtual OMSI Science Pub: Fires at the Top of the World: Why is the Arctic Burning?

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    Tuesday, October 6, 2020 at 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM.Hosted by Oregon Museum of Science and Industry (OMSI)

    Fires at the Top of the World: Why is the Arctic Burning? with Randi Jandt, Fire Ecologist, Alaska Fire Science Consortium. MORE INFO HERE. 

    Recent years have seen an increase in unusual wildfire events in forest and tundra in boreal and arctic regions, including Alaska, Canada, Russia, Greenland and Scandinavia. We will show a few examples of fire disasters or strange phenomena in the far north, and talk about the general background of how the environment has changed and is still changing in northern high latitudes in response to warming trends. We’ll then explore the unique characteristics…

  • October Online Birding Classes

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    Sunday Oct 4th Hosted by TreeSong Nature Awareness and Retreat Center

    OWL EXPLORATIONS WITH LAURA WHITTEMORE

    SUNDAY, OCTOBER 4, 5:00 PM – 6:30 PM Pacific Time
    VIA ZOOM (CLASSES NOT RECORDED)

    Registration closes at 4:00 pm the day of the class. Be sure and reserve your spot!

    INSTRUCTOR: LAURA WHITTEMORE

    Owls never fail to fascinate and amaze us, and an encounter with one is always memorable. This class will introduce you to the owls of the Pacific Northwest, their life histories, and how you can become a better owl watcher.

    TUITION: $5 – $15 SLIDING SCALE

    The link to the Zoom meeting will be sent out to attendees before the workshop time.…

  • Steens Week

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    October 3rd 8:00 am – October 9th 5:00 pm hosted by the Oregon Natural Desert Association (ONDA)

    ONDA is celebrating the 20th anniversary of Oregon’s first desert wilderness with #SteensWeek, a series of online events and activations starting on October 3 and running through October 9.

    Saturday, Oct 3 – Steens Turns 20 – On October 30, 2000, President Bill Clinton signed the Steens Mountain Cooperative Management and Protection Act of 2000, to maintain the cultural, economic, ecological, and social health of the Steens Mountain in perpetuity. We’ll share the story of protecting this wilderness on our blog.

    Sunday, Oct 4 – The Steens – Known as Tse’tse’ede by the Northern Paiute, The Steens is one very cool mountain. Tune into our social media where we’ll…

  • Exploring Pacific Northwest Geology: East of the Cascades

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    Tuesday Sept 29th, 630pm – 8pm. Hosted by Crook County Library (Oregon)

    Rocks tell stories of time passing, climate change and cataclysms. Floods cascaded across the Pacific Northwest. Mountains have roared. Come learn about the rocks around us and the stories they tell. Spend an evening with Carrie Gordon, retired USFS geologist.

    This is an online event. MORE INFO HERE.

  • Creating an Outdoors for All

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    September 24th, 530pm – 630pm. Hosted by OUTCentralOregon and Deschutes Land Trust

    Join the Deschutes Land Trust for a panel discussion with local leaders working to create more inclusive and equitable outdoor spaces in Central Oregon. We’ll learn from the panelists’ personal outdoor experiences in Central Oregon, connect with local organizations working to create more equity outdoors, and discuss how we can all play a part in fostering an inclusive environment on our favorite trails, mountain lakes, ski lifts, and local parks. Registration is required. Only one member per household needs to register for this event.

    Register Here to receive virtual event information: https://www.deschuteslandtrust.org/hikes-events/hikes/creating-outdoors-for-all-co

  • New Hikes in Eastern Oregon

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    Monday September 21st, 5:30 PM – 7 PM Online Event Hosted by Oregon Natural Desert Association

    Join Oregon hiking expert Bill Sullivan for a VIRTUAL slideshow tour of a dozen new trails he discovered while researching the third edition of his book, “100 Hikes/Travel Guide: Eastern Oregon.”

    Discover a colorful badlands on the Owyhee River, a new wilderness with cactus flowers on the John Day, and a viewpoint hike to a ranch at the east end of the Columbia Gorge. We’ll even explore half a dozen little-known hot springs. As always, Sullivan spices his talk with the geology, wildlife and history of the land.

    This event is free and registration is required at

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