Spring is in the air!

Although it has felt like spring has sprung for the past few weeks here in the Gorge, the season officially begins on the vernal equinox March 20! This year spring is welcomed by a total eclipse and a super moon – two stellar ways to ring in the season, if you catch my drift. Unfortunately [...]

Steelhead Jones

Have you met Steelhead Jones?

Follow Steelhead Jones, the brave adventurer and ecologist, as he explores the Mt. Hood National Forest and discovers organisms living in the forest ecosystem. This is the first installment of a series that is sure to be entertaining, and potentially even educational.   Steelhead Jones #1 – Ecosystems

Where has the Wind Gone?

What amazing crisp fall days and beautiful leaf colors we’ve been having. But I have been feeling like something has been missing… Where has the wind gone? Searching for the answer to the question lead me to explore a couple different ecosystems. The famous winds of the Columbia Gorge are created by the climate differences [...]

“Ribbit – Ribbit!”

Spring is lurking just around the corner. Not only does that mean warmer temperatures, wildflowers blooming, and more hours of light in each day but at CGEI it also indicates increased time spent in the field! Spring is also a special time in our ecosystems as they burst back to life with sounds and smells [...]