• Wolf family establishes home in northern Oregon Cascades

    “Area of known wolf activity” has been established in the Northern Cascades. Learn more here.

    The Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife has designated a new area in the northern Oregon Cascades as an “area of known wolf activity” where a family of wolves has established itself.

    The agency made the announcement Monday in a news release.

    Biologists with the Confederated Tribe of the Warm Springs found two wolves in the new area in December 2021 on the tribe’s reservation in Jefferson and Waco counties.

    No one saw any wolf pups until August of this year, when a trail camera captured them.

    ODFW said that proved the wolves had established themselves in the area and…

  • April storms improve 2022 Pacific NW water outlook, but drought remains

    Posted on in category Localtaggedcascades , Deschutes , Drought , Environment , Weather

    The region is technically still in drought, even with this rare April snow. Learn more here.

    SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Climatologists say rare April snow, along with rain sweeping across the Pacific Northwest this week could increase water supplies, slow snowmelt and lengthen the irrigation season.

    Impacts, however, will vary by region, and experts predict drought conditions will persist, the Capital Press reported.

    Washington state climatologist Nick Bond said irrigators will benefit from April storms, but it won’t be enough to end the eastern Washington drought.

    According to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, in eastern Washington it would take 159% to 368% of normal precipitation levels over the next two months to end the…

  • Nearly 30 small, shallow quakes rumble beneath Paulina Lake; seismologists see no cause for alarm

    Posted on in category Localtaggedcascades , Earthquakes , Lakes , Local , Seismic , Trending

    30 small earthquakes occurred beneath the eastern shore of Paulina Lake. Find out more here.

    VANCOUVER, Wash. (KTVZ) — Nearly 30 shallow earthquakes — too small to be felt — have occurred in the past week and a half beneath the eastern shore of Paulina Lake at Newberry Volcano, but U.S. Geological Survey seismologists said Monday they are not a cause for alarm and are “likely the result of fluids moving in the hydrothermal system.”

    In their information statement, the seismologists called it “a slight uptick in seismic activity” and said there were no signs of ground deformation or “other indications of unrest,” so the alert level for the area remains at “normal.”

    It’s been a decade since Cascades…

  • Eagle Capture On Hosmer Lake

    Posted on in category Travel & Adventuretaggedcascades , Eagles , Oregon , Wilderness

    The wildlife viewing is pretty spectacular on Hosmer lake during the summer.  Captured this eagle on a kayak float. Several pairs of eagles make their home at Hosmer Lake during the summer and they are pretty easy to see. Lots of bird species make their nest here, as well as, beaver and land mammals. The lake is easy to float with a kayak, canoe, or SUP. No motorized boats here though!!! Keeping it wild! It’s a great way to see the high cascades in summer.