The Great Outdoors: Impact of the Takeover of Malheur National Wildlife Refuge

It’s been nearly three years since the controversial armed takeover of the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge near Burns.  In this week’s Great Outdoors, Brian Jennings talks to the author of a new book about the take-over and its impact on Harney County.

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: Returning Native Fish to the Deschutes River

Historically, red-band trout, salmon and steelhead were plentiful in the upper and middle Deschutes River, but their numbers have dropped in the last few decades. In this week’s Great Outdoors, Brian Jennings looks at new efforts to return the native fish to our local waterways.

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: Disc Golf

We use our beautiful public lands for all kinds of recreational pursuits. In this Great Outdoors segment,Brian Jennings takes a look at one of the more unusual games people play in the woods here in Central Oregon.

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: Maintaining Back Country Trails in Central Oregon

If it weren’t for the work of thousands of volunteers, many trails in Oregon’s public lands would be impassable. In this week’s Great Outdoors, Brian Jennings shows you the work of an organization whose mission to maintain the vast trail system in the back country near Sisters.

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: Vermont Icelandic Horse Farm

Fall is one of the best for colorful foliage in Central Oregon and the pacific northwest. In tonight’s Great Outdoors, Brian Jennings checked off a trip on his bucket list by heading outside of our region, exploring the great state of Vermont and it’s  beautiful fall colors by horseback at the Vermont Icelandic Horse Farm.

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: Managing Animal Migration in Central Oregon

It’s no secret that the mule deer population in Central Oregon has been on the decline for several years. In this week’s Great Outdoors, Brian Jennings reports their migration patterns have a lot to do with their health and population.

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: Upside for Fall River

Historically considered a premiere year-round fly fishery, Fall River has fallen on hard times in recent years. But in this week’s Great Outdoors, Brian Jennings says there’s good news for this spring-fed tributary of the Deschutes

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: Recreate in Maupin

In our ongoing reporting on the Deschutes River, we have explored just how important the river is to agriculture in Central Oregon. In this week’s Great Outdoors, Brian Jennings explores just how important the river is to the economy of the town of Maupin, where recreation is the lifeblood of the small town.

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: 50th Anniversary of the National Wild and Scenic Rivers Act

This month marks the 50th anniversary of the National Wild and Scenic Rivers Act. In this week’s Great Outdoors, Brian Jennings talked with a Bend resident who administered the act nationally for the U.S. Forest Service.

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: Volunteers at Work in the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge

Volunteers are often the backbone of much needed labor to help maintain our vast public lands. For this week’s Great Outdoors, Brian Jennings takes us to the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge, where volunteers are helping make the refuge safer for animals and birds.

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.