Watching out for wildlife

Over the past few decades, Oregon Field Guide has documented conservation effort and wildlife research projects across Oregon with many of those projects spearheaded by the state’s fish and wildlife department. But conservation programs run by the state wildlife agency have been slashed since the heyday of the early 90s. So who’s watching out for […]

SciTech Now Episode 403

In this episode of SciTech Now, a look into the Tuvan Throat singing ensemble; a promising scientific advancement in artificial lungs; a look into how science played a role in the life of a newly selected NASA Astronaut; and watching out for wildlife.

Getting rid of barbed wire

There are no cattle left on the Pine Creek Conservation Area in Central Oregon. But there’s plenty of barbed wire fence. Now, a group of back country volunteers are determined to remove the dangerous, derelict fencing from the area before it becomes federally protected wilderness.

SciTech Now Episode 247

In this episode of SciTech Now, wildlife volunteers in Oregon set out into the desert to remove barbed wire and fencing from nature; how complex scientific ideas gain acceptance; the mitochondria, the powerhouse of the cell, may not be integral to all cells; and a team of researchers uses the unique properties of the Jersey […]

An invasive species is putting other creatures at risk

As our Earth’s climate changes, consequences are playing out in some surprising ways. At Crater Lake National Park in Oregon, surface water temperature is on the rise to the benefit of an invasive crayfish that is putting the lake’s clarity and native creatures in jeopardy.

Critter Crime Lab

The hunt for poachers isn’t easy. Illegal hunters aren’t often caught in the act when the crime scene is literally a vast wilderness and the victims can’t speak, wildlife crime investigators must use cutting edge techniques to put poachers and traffickers away. The environmental news team EarthFix brings us the story of a one-of-a-kind crime laboratory in southern Oregon. This story was produced by KCTS 9 for EarthFix, a public media partnership to explore environmental issues.