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After the Flood

Dams across the United States are being decommissioned and rivers restored to their natural flow. As scientists are learning, tearing down the barriers is just the first step in returning a river to health.

One hundred and twenty-six miles from the Pacific Ocean, in Southwest Oregon’s Jackson County, the “Wild and Scenic” Rogue River lives up to its name. Swift, cold water rollicks over boulders, sweeps around a large downed tree, and rushes onward. On the south bank, Craig Tuss pauses to inspect a clump of waist-high willows sprouting from the gravel. He’s pleased. Three years ago this area – where the Gold Ray Dam once…
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by: Juliet Grable – Winter 2014

Scientists, Ranchers, Greens Come Together to Tackle Invasive Carp in Oregon

Fish endanger bird populations on the Pacific Flyway

Malheur National Wildlife Refuge, in the heart of Southeast Oregon’s Harney Basin, could well be described as the middle of nowhere. But for migratory birds it’s a hub as important as Chicago’s O’Hare International Airport. Malheur supports more than 320 species of…
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by: Juliet Grable – September 4, 2012


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