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.

The Great Outdoors: Fish Biologist Amy Stuart

She dedicated her life to working in the outdoors and helped pave the way for women in natural resources jobs dominated by men. In this week’s Great Outdoors, Brian Jennings introduces us to Amy Stuart, retired ODFW fish biologist.

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: Restoring Historic Cabins at Paulina Lake

You often see old buildings within our local forests and many of them have a historic value that may not be apparent from the outside. For this week’s Great Outdoors, Brian Jennings takes us to some historic cabins being restored by HistoriCorps at Paulina Lake.

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 Hiking Trail Proposed in the Columbia Gorge

Recreation is a huge driver for Oregon’s economy. In this week’s Great Outdoors, Brian Jennings takes us to the Columbia Gorge where Friends of the Columbia Gorge hope a new hiking trail may lead to greater economic growth.

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: 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.