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.

The Great Outdoors: Restoring Beaver Dams in the Malheur National Forest

The beaver is considered a keystone species in the Pacific Northwest crucial to the health of our waterways. For this week’s Great Outdoors, Brian Jennings takes you to the Malheur National Forest, where a group of volunteers is helping to restore beaver dams.

And 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: The Joy of Daily Fishing

It’s been said many times… The worst day of fishing is better than the best day of working. That’s true for Josh Pardee of Bend, Oregon who seemingly fishes Central Oregon almost daily. In this week’s Great Outdoors, Brian Jennings caught up with Josh on the Deschutes River.

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: Empowering Women Hunters

The fastest growing segment of hunters in recent years is women, according to wildlife agencies. In this week’s Great Outdoors, Brian Jennings takes us to the Ladies Hunting Camp near La Pine, hosted by Candy Yow.

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: Trail Management in Deschutes and Willamette National Forests

The Deschutes and Willamette National Forests will soon issue guidelines that will better manage crowds of people using wilderness trails in the Three Sisters and Mt. Jefferson Wilderness areas. In this week’s great outdoors, Brian Jennings looks at the impacts near Three Fingered Jack. The U.S. Forest Service will issue a preliminary report on trail management by the end of September.

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: Riddle Brothers Ranch at Steens Mountain

After all these years, Eastern Oregon is still in many ways, Cowboy Country. For this week’s Great Outdoors, Brian Jennings takes us to the Riddle Brothers Ranch, a historic ranch that you can tour near the majestic Steens Mountain Wilderness.

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: The Sierra Nevada Red Fox in Central Oregon

There are species in Central Oregon that are already on the endangered list, and for at least the last decade, biologists thought the Sierra Nevada red fox might be one of them. But in this week’s Great Outdoors, Brian Jennings looks at how the species might be healthier than many experts believe.

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: Mountain Bikes in Our Wilderness Areas

In this week’s Great Outdoors, Brian Jennings explores both sides of one of the most volatile proposals facing our wilderness areas.

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.