The Great Outdoors: Justesen Ranch & Recreation

If you head north past Madras, there are endless acres of beautiful grasslands as far as the eye can see. In this week’s Great Outdoors, brought to you by Parr Lumber, Brian Jennings takes us to Justesen Ranch and Recreation, where agriculture and recreation go hand in hand.

The Great Outdoors: Mistake Results in Loss of Hundreds of Ponderosa Pines

Both the Oregon Department of Transportation and the Deschutes National Forest admit a mistake was made that has led to the death of hundreds of ponderosa pine trees on Highway 20, west of Sisters.

For this week’s Great Outdoors, sponsored by Parr Lumber, Brian Jennings takes a closer look at what happened and what’s being done to prevent another mistake in the future.

The Great Outdoors: Oldest Ponderosa Pine in Region

There are so many natural treasures in Central Oregon that some can be easy to overlook. For this week’s Great Outdoors, Brian Jennings takes us to one of the oldest and biggest of those treasures at La Pine State Park.

A special thanks to our Great Outdoors sponsor, Parr Lumber, for giving us the time and resources to explore the lakes, rivers and mountains across our beautiful state every Wednesday night on Central Oregon Daily.

The Great Outdoors: China Hat Cleanup

Keeping our forests clean is becoming one of the biggest concerns as more and more people use them. In this week’s Great Outdoors, Brian Jennings spent some time with a cleanup crew at one of Central Oregon’s biggest problem areas.

Thanks Brian for that report.

A special thanks to our Great Outdoors sponsor, Parr Lumber, for giving us the time and resources to explore the lakes, rivers and mountains across our beautiful state with a new edition of The Great Outdoors every Wednesday night on Central Oregon Daily.

The Great Outdoors: Kokanee Karnival

There are three sure signs of spring every year in Central Oregon: the re-opening of the Cascade Lakes Highway, the Pole Pedal Paddle event and the annual Kokanee Karnival at Shevlin Pond.

For this week’s Great Outdoors, Brian Jennings spent some time at the event where fourth and fifth graders had the chance to learn about local waterways and the trout that inhabit them.

Thanks Brian for that report.

A special thanks to our Great Outdoors sponsor, Parr Lumber, for giving us the time and resources to explore the lakes, rivers and mountains across our beautiful state every Wednesday night on Central Oregon Daily.

The Great Outdoors: Fall River Field Trip

There’s a growing number of outdoor classroom programs for students in Central Oregon–a chance for them to learn about nature and the way it works.

For this week’s Great Outdoors, Brian Jennings takes us on a student field trip to the Fall River.

Thanks Brian for that report. A special thanks to our Great Outdoors sponsor, Parr Lumber, for giving us the time and resources to explore the lakes, rivers and mountains across our beautiful state every Wednesday night on Central Oregon Daily.

The Great Outdoors: Shed Hunting

It’s long been an annual rite of spring and late winter in Central Oregon, but some who enjoy shed hunting say it’s become so popular that it might need to be regulated in the near future.

Central Oregon Daily’s Brian Jennings takes a look at the issue in this week’s The Great Outdoors.

Thanks Brian for that report.

A special thanks to our Great Outdoors sponsor, Parr Lumber, for giving us the time and resources to explore the lakes, rivers and mountains across our beautiful state every Wednesday night on Central Oregon Daily.

The Great Outdoors: New Fishing Regulations at Wickiup Reservoir

It’s one of the best places to catch Kokanee in Central Oregon, but the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife has changed the rules at one of the area’s best fishing spots. In this week’s Great Outdoors, Brian Jennings looks at the new fishing regulations at Wickiup Reservoir.

Thanks Brian for that report. A special thanks to our Great Outdoors sponsor, Parr Lumber, for giving us the time and resources to explore the lakes, rivers and mountains across our beautiful state every Wednesday night on Central Oregon Daily.

The Great Outdoors: Youth Turkey Clinic

If you want to go turkey hunting, you have to find them first.

In this week’s Great Outdoors, Brian Jennings takes us to a youth turkey clinic where young hunters received hands-on lessons in safety, shooting and bird calling.

Thanks Brian for that report. A special thanks to our Great Outdoors sponsor, Parr Lumber, for giving us the time and resources to explore the lakes, rivers and mountains across our beautiful state every Wednesday night on Central Oregon Daily.

The Great Outdoors: Prescribed Burns Around the High Desert Museum

It’s that time of year when fire officials start lighting controlled burns to get rid of potential fuels on the ground for the upcoming wildfire season.

For this week’s Great Outdoors, Central Oregon Daily’s Brian Jennings takes a look at a prescribed burn scheduled to take place around one of the region’s biggest attractions, the High Desert Museum.

Thanks Brian for that report.

A special thanks to our Great Outdoors sponsor, Parr Lumber, for giving us the time and resources to explore the lakes, rivers and mountains across our beautiful state every Wednesday night on Central Oregon Daily.