Fire in the Forest

With the recent haze of smoke from wildfires lingering throughout the gorge it may be beneficial to understand how fire affects our local ecosystems. The image that comes to mind most often while thinking about wildland fire is one of destruction.  While it is true that fire has the potential for destroying homes, wildlife, and [...]

pika-rock

Pika watch is here! Sign up to volunteer now.

PIKA!  They are small, fuzzy, and warm blooded–but don’t let their size fool you–they are part of a much bigger story.  Pika have survived in the Gorge since the last ice age, yet their populations throughout the west are declining in the face of global climate change. With the support of the Oregon Zoo Foundation’s [...]