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Family Roots and Hound Dogs

Family Roots and Hound Do...

Many of the early settlers in the Willamette Valley were rural farmers from Kentucky, Missouri and other southeastern States.  They ...
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Dog Days of August

Dog Days of August

“Yes, these are the dog days, Fortunatus: The heather lies limp and dead On the mountain, the baltering torrent Shrunk ...
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Black Cottonwoods

Black Cottonwoods

A few years ago, I was invited on a walk along the Willamette River to look at a parcel of ...
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Grasslands ...

Grasslands …

This country has always been defined by its grasslands as much as it has been by its forests, mountain ranges, ...
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Lewis and Clark, Elk, & an upturned Datsun

Lewis and Clark, Elk, �...

From 1990-1993, I studied Roosevelt elk in a 900 sq. mile area of the Oregon Coast Range near Coquille and ...
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Oak Witnesses

Oak Witnesses

A few weeks ago we toured the gorgeous property of long-time Greenbelt supporters Cliff and Gay Hall who have granted ...
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Wooden Boats, Ravens, and Brown Bears

Wooden Boats, Ravens, and...

Nearly 30 years ago, I was sitting on scaffolding that lay between two A-framed platforms and adjacent to the water ...
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A Gotham Perspective ...

A Gotham Perspective R...

We recently spent a few gorgeous days in New York City, replete with its inimical street scenes, restaurants, and museums ...
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Pink Hair & Sage Grouse

Pink Hair & Sage Gro...

In 2005, Becca and I were invited to participate in a celebration of Holi, a Hindu festival celebrated in a ...
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The Fate of the Land

The Fate of the Land

 A few weeks ago we flew back to the Midwest for a short family get-together. Late winter is always the ...
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Tortoises & Human History

Tortoises & Human Hi...

In 2006, Harriet, one of the few remaining members of the Galapagos tortoise subspecies Geochelone nigra porten, died in Australia.  ...
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An Unseen World

An Unseen World

Back before the dot com age, the fastest way to vast riches (besides marrying an heirless aristocrat with a bad ...
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