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Winter/Spring 2011 Volume 38, Number 1




                                             Oregon’s
                                             wildlands in a
                                             changing climate
                                             ANNuAl repOrt iNSide

                                         1        Winter/Spring 2011 Volume 38, Number 1
                                 Formerly Oregon Natural resources Council (ONrC)
                                 Working to protect and restore Oregon’s wildlands,
                                 wildlife, and waters as an enduring legacy.




Main Office
5825 N Greeley Avenue Portland, OR 97217
                                                                                  Western Field Office
                                                                                  P.O. Box 11648 Eugene, OR 97440
                                                                                                                                       iNSide tHiS iSSue
Phone: 503.283.6343 Fax: 503.283.0756                                             454 Willamette, Suite 203
www.oregonwild.org                                                                Phone 541.344.0675 Fax: 541.343.0996
                                                                                                                                       Climate Change: Global peril, local action                                 {4-7}
The e-mail address for each Oregon Wild                                           Conservation & Restoration Coord. Doug Heiken x1
                                                                                                                                       2010 Accomplishments                                                       {8-9}
staff member: initials@oregonwild.org                                             Old Growth Campaign Coordinator Chandra LeGue x 2
(for example: ef@oregonwild.org)
                                                                                 Eastern Field Office
                                                                                                                                       Annual report                                                              {10-11}
Wilderness Coordinator                          Erik Fernandez x 202
                                                                                 16 NW Kansas Avenue, Bend, OR 97701
Director of Finance & Admin.                    Candice Guth x 219
                                                                                 Phone: 541.382.2616 Fax: 541.385.3370
Healthy Rivers Campaign Coord.                  Ani Kame’enui x 200
Membership Coordinator                          Denise Kayser x 213              Eastern OR
                                                                                 Wildlands Advocate               Tim Lillebo
Roadless Wildlands Advocate                     Rob Klavins x 210
Development Director                            Kristina Leamy x 224                                                                  cOvEr phOtO: ran Dall r. B Ei DEr E WEll Snow melts as the sun rises at crater lake. read
                                                                                                                                      more about how the crater lake region f its into the climate change puzzle on page 4.
Executive Director                              Scott Shlaes x 214
                                                (scott@oregonwild.org)
Conservation Director                           Steve Pedery x 212
Communications Associate                        Sean Stevens x 211
Wildlands Interpreter                           Wendell Wood x 200


Oregon Wild Board of Directors
Gary Guttormsen, President                    Vik Anantha          Rand Schenck
Leslie Logan, Vice President                  Jim Baker            William Sullivan
Megan Gibb, Treasurer                         Pat Clancy           Jan Wilson
Daniel Robertson, Secretary



Oregon Wild is a tax-exempt, non-profit charitable organization.

Newsletter printed on New Leaf 100% recycled, 50% post-consumer, FSC certified paper with soy based inks.



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                                          From the director’s desk
                                          Change is in the air
                                          Scott Shlaes



                                               Get to know Scott! Check out
                                               an online video introduction at
                                               www.oregonwild.org/meet-scott


Dear Friends,                                  As I look at how the organization and its         live, work, and play. The people we have in
                                               staff have navigated the challenges of a          place continue to add to this legacy.
As the changing seasons transform our          tumultuous economy and a change in
state’s diverse landscapes and display their   leadership, I feel tremendous optimism for        As you read the various articles in this
beauty in a new light, Oregon Wild is in       the organization’s health and the future of       report, you’ll see the accomplishments we
the midst of its own transition.               our work on both a grassroots and                 are most proud of in the past year, as well
                                               legislative level.                                as reminders of the challenges which lay
It is with a great sense of excitement that
                                                                                                 before us as we strive to preserve and
I join Oregon Wild as the seventh              Financially, we are in sound shape. We            restore vital habitat and wildlife
Executive Director in the organization’s       have a solid base of assets, we have worked       populations across the state. Most
36 year history. During this time of           hard to ensure our budget balances and            importantly, you’ll learn how our work has
change, we offer a fond farewell to our        we will continue to develop resources by          ramifications on a global level, as new
longtime Executive Director, Regna             connecting individuals, businesses, and           evidence arises on how the forests we
Merritt.                                       foundations to our work and the values            preserve in the Pacific Northwest may be
                                               that motivate it.                                 one of the most effective tools in
After nineteen years as an advocate for
                                                                                                 confronting the effects of global warming.
our wilderness, water, and wildlife –          Our staff is incredible. They are intelligent,
eleven of those as Executive Director –        driven and as passionate about their work         Please know your past support of our
Regna is moving on, with plans to spend        as they are skilled in their ability to fulfill   work was critical to many successes, and
more time with friends, family and             Oregon Wild’s mission. Throughout our             your continued engagement is equally as
enjoying the many places she worked so         history, whether you know us as the               important. Please continue your
hard to protect. She leaves the                Oregon Wilderness Coalition, ONRC, or             involvement to ensure a brighter future
organization in a strong position, and         Oregon Wild, we consistently fight for            for all Oregonians and the places we love.
with a list of achievements much longer        and successfully protect the wild places
than when she arrived.                         that define Oregon as a special place to


                                                                                                                                               Martin nOrrED ice forms at the end of a cedar
                                                                                                                                               branch. how will global warming impact temperatures
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                                                                                                                                               Winter/Spring i2011e Volumer n t h e Number 1e a r n m o r e .
Global peril, local action
How Oregon Wild is tackling climate change at home
Sean Stevens



I  n December 2009 dignitaries
   from dozens of countries across
the globe gathered in Denmark for
                                           pursuing a domestic energy policy that With an international treaty still
                                           continued to pump CO2 into the
                                           atmosphere at dangerous rates.
                                                                                   unrealized, many turned their eyes to
                                                                                   Congress where, earlier in 2009, the
                                                                                                                                       Saving imperiled species is not only what the
                                                                                                                                       endangered Species Act demands; it is the
the United Nations Climate                                                         House of Representatives had made
Change Conference. In the twelve           With a new President and Congress,      history by passing the United States’               first step in helping the natural world adapt to
years since the last major                 and a citizenry that finally seemed to  first comprehensive climate change                  the climate changes we have wrought.
international action on global             be waking to the reality of a warming bill. Soon after the historic House
climate change – 1997’s Kyoto              world, climate activists had high hopes vote, television ads hit the airwaves,             Despite faltering leadership in our       threatened species; they are the lungs
Protocol – much in the political           for the conference in Copenhagen.       blaring ominous warningss that                     national and international deliberative   of the planet and a key component of
landscape had changed while little         Those hopes were soon dashed.           politicians were trying to bankrupt                bodies, climate activists have pushed     carbon storage. Wilderness is not just
concrete action had been taken.            Through a combination of weak           average Americans by imposing a                    on. For the second straight year, the     a place for spiritual renewal; it is a
                                           leadership from U.S. delegates, an      “carbon tax.” With the fear of a global            grassroots group 350.org sponsored a      vital strategy to protect wildlife from
Coming into the conference the             ill-timed global recession, and         warming tax firmly established, the                day of climate action, galvanizing tens   the coming consequences of climate
United States remained an                  obstructionist tactics from still-      groundbreaking American Clean                      of thousands of people across 188         change. Saving imperiled species is
international outlier, having rejected     developing nations like China and       Energy and Security Act died in a                  countries to take direct action against   not only what the Endangered Species
the carbon emissions targets set           India, the talks failed to produce a    deadlocked Senate.                                 climate change and set an example for     Act demands; it is the first step in
forth in the Kyoto treaty while            meaningful and binding accord.                                                             leaders across the globe. The state of    helping the natural world adapt to the
                                                                                                                                      Oregon, along with its Pacific coast      climate changes we have wrought.
                                                                                                                                      neighbors, continues to engage in the
                                                                                                                                      Western Climate Initiative aimed at       tailpipes to timber sales
                                                                                                                                      solving climate change issues at a        Oregon Wild is no stranger to the
                                                                                                                                      regional level.                           courtroom. Time and again, whether
                                                                                                                                                                                through timber sale challenges or
                                                                                                                                      Oregon Wild is taking action too.         endangered species filings, the judicial
                                                                                                                                                                                system has allowed us to earn victories
                                                                                                                                      For decades, protecting wild places for   not possible any other way. But in
                                                                                                                                      their intrinsic value has been at the     September 2007, we found ourselves
                                                                                                                                      center of Oregon Wild’s mission.          in uncharted legal waters.
                                                                                                                                      Today, the connections between
                                                                                                                                      landscape preservation and the            Represented by the Western
                                                                                                                                      challenges of global warming are          Environmental Law Center, we joined
                          vOicEOFSOuth.Org (l)/Mark gaM Ba (r) While global action on climate change stalls and citizens              becoming ever more profound. Forests      nine other environmental groups from
                          take to the streets (and waters) with initiatives like 350.org, Oregon Wild is pushing climate mitigation
                          and resiliency right here in Oregon.                                                                        are not only home to rare and             Oregon, California, and Washington


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demanding that the federal               lungs of the earth                        incurred from our legacy of forest
Environmental Protection Agency          Forests are intrinsically tied to         mismanagement. These young
(EPA) allow Oregon and 16 other          carbon and climate cycles. The            plantation forests soak in carbon
states to regulate tailpipe emissions    current era of global warming was         dioxide as they grow, but the real
from cars. Oregon Wild fighting for      brought on by excess carbon dioxide       carbon storage champions are the
higher fuel efficiency standards. Not    in the atmosphere. A grade-school         few ancient forests that remain. The    logging – a carbon
exactly our bread-and-butter issue.                                                towering Douglas firs and western
                                         lesson in photosynthesis teaches us
                                         that trees breathe in the CO2 in the      cedars found in pockets throughout      deficit yet to be repaid
Given that a large part of our           air, fix the carbon in the trees trunk,   Oregon have built up carbon stores      A century of intensive logging has significantly depleted
advocacy is aimed at protecting          limbs, and soil, and release oxygen       over hundreds of years. Cutting         carbon stores in Oregon’s forests. the graph shows
Wilderness areas where cars aren’t       into the air.                             these forests would lead to a carbon    that only a fraction of the carbon removed from western
allowed, what were we doing filing a                                               release that would take a century to    Oregon BlM forests by logging is currently stored in
lawsuit over auto emissions? The         In the spring of 2008, Oregon Wild        replace.                                wood products. the rest escaped to the atmosphere to
answer comes back to the                                                                                                   contribute to global warming.
                                         released a special report: Climate
unprecedented scale of global            Control: How Northwest Old-Growth         The importance of old growth for
warming and the importance of            Forests Can Help Fight Global             storing global warming pollution
using every tool in the toolbox to       Warming. The report synthesized a         adds to the list of reasons to                                                     Oregon BlM
fight it. Increasing temperatures and    decade’s worth of research on climate     permanently protect our ancient                                               Forest Carbon Storage
rising sea levels aren’t just bad for    and forests, much of it conducted by      forests. Oregon Wild is fighting to
humans, they’re catastrophes in the      scientists at Oregon State University     do just that. After beating back a
making for our wildlands and             working in our backyard National          Bush-era logging scheme for                                             600
wildlife.                                Forests. The results are impressive.      Oregon’s Bureau of Land
                                                                                                                                                                                                        missing
                                                                                   Management administered forests                                         500                                          carbon
Shrinking glaciers, shifting wildlife    While Brazilian rainforests get most      we’ve shifted into offense mode




                                                                                                                               million tonnes of carbon
habitat, and impacts to forests from     of the attention, old-growth forests      pushing Congressional protections                                       400
insects and fire are just a few of the   of the Pacific Northwest store more       for old-growth in eastern and
reasons we must act to combat global     carbon per acre than any other            western Oregon.
                                                                                                                                                           300
warming. At the same time as our         terrestrial ecosystem on Earth. With
emissions lawsuit hit the court          so much of Oregon covered in forest,      Corridors—connecting the
                                                                                                                                                           200
docket, our Conservation and             our public lands are primed to store a    dots
Restoration Coordinator, Doug            significant amount of carbon              While Oregon’s ancient forests can
Heiken, was knee deep in scientific      pollution. But only if we manage          be a major contributor in                                               100

research on forests and climate          them well.                                sequestering future carbon
change. Doug’s investigation                                                       emissions, some of the effects of                                                 AVerAGe       CurreNt
included determining how our             After decades of industrial logging,      global warming are already being                                                  HiStOriC
traditional work to protect mature       wide swathes of our state’s forests are   felt. Local variations in climate and                                  Wood           Forest (soil, etc.)         live trees
and old-growth forests fit into the                                                a region-wide decrease in snowpack                                     products
                                         a patchwork of clear-cut polygons,
climate change equation.                 regrowing in single-species,              are wreaking havoc for wildlife
                                         even-aged stands. The chart on this       whose ecological niches are literally                                                (Source: BLM, Western Oregon Plan Revisions,
                                                                                                                                                                              Final Environmental Impact Statement)
                                         page shows the carbon debt we’ve          (continued on page 7)

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                                                                       Where is the Wolverine?

  Climate change and
                                                                                                    Murmurs of sightings
                                                                                                    of this tenacious
                                                                                                    carnivore inside the

  the Oregon landscape                                                                              Crater Lake
                                                                                                    Wilderness proposal
                                                                                                    continue to swirl. No
                                                                       doubt, the snow covered areas around Mt.                                                                       Protecting the Pika
                                                                       Thielsen and Mt. Bailey make for ideal wolverine                                                               The American Pika lives
                                                                       habitat, if snow levels can be kept from drastically                                                           in cold and often harsh
                                                                       receding due to climate change. PHOTO: NPS                                                                     environments, forcing
                                                                                                                                                                                      the species to collect
Rapids at risk                                                                                                                                                                        and store food and
                        A season full of melting snow is good                                                                                                                         bedding for tough winter
                        for salmon, but it’s also good for                                                                                                                            conditions. These natural
                        thrill-seekers. Diminishing snowpack                                                                                                                          planners are no match
                        portends more feast or famine river                                                                                                                           for climate change. They
                        conditions. That means more flooding                                                                                                                          can heat up and die in
                        and a shorter, less predictable rafting                                                                                                                       a few short hours in
                        and kayaking season. PHOTO: cHandra legue                                                                                                                     80-degree heat. The
                                                                                                                                                                                      USFWS has refused to
                                                                                                                                                                                      protect them as an
                                                                                                                                                                                      Endangered Species.
                                                                    Cross country climate change                                                                                      PHOTO: Tanya Harvey
                                                                    Oregon is a Nordic skiers playground
                                                                    and some of the best views of
                                                                    Crater Lake’s wildlands can be found
                                                                    on two skis. Global warming
                                                                    promises to dampen the cross
                                                                    country fun by delivering less snow
                                                                    and a shorter winter recreation                                                      Wither the Whitebark?
                                                                    season in the southern Cascades.                                                                                             The
                                                                    PHOTO: jim cHamberlain
                                                                                                                                                                                                 Whitebark
                                                                                                                                                                                                 pine is the
                                                                                                                                                                                                 vanguard
                                                                                                                                                                                                 of the
                                                                                             Refuge for salmon                                                                                   timberline
                                                                                                                  Oregon’s iconic fish requires clear,                                           and the
                                                                                                                  free-flowing, and (most importantly)                                           last tree
                                                                                                                  cold water. As global warming          you’ll encounter on your way to the
                                                                                                                  reduces snowpack, rivers will see      summit of Mt. Scott in Crater Lake
                                                                                                                  less water in warm seasons and         National Park. Warmer winters brought on
                                                                                                                  water temperatures will rise. The      by climate change have allowed pine
                                                                                                                  Illinois, Rogue, Chetco and other      beetles to attack Whitebark across the
                                                                                             rivers in the Siskiyou Wild Rivers area remain              country putting this species squarely at
                                                                                             important refuges for the last of our native salmon.        risk of extinction. PHOTO: RObeRT MuTcH
                                                                                             PHOTO: Janice LOrenTz

   Winter/Spring 2011 Volume 38, Number 1                                                              6                                                                                 Map By Erik FErnanDEz
(continued from page 5)                   expansion of Wilderness in the state’s     Designation of the Crater Lake               pine, and some of the rarest                  expected consequences rising
                                          history. But the hefty acreage, though     region as Wilderness would protect a         wildflowers in North America (see             temperatures will bring and helping
moving from one place on the map
                                          important, only tells part of the story.   nearly unbroken 80-mile long                 the map on the opposite page for              to find durable solutions to
to another.
                                                                                     corridor along the crest of the              more details).                                mitigating the most dire effects of a
                                          Warming temperatures are likely to         southern Cascade Mountains.                                                                warming planet.
Long stretches of climate stability
                                          require wildlife to move higher in         Amazingly, this stretch is crossed by        Oregon’s wildlands in an age
give wildlife populations time to
                                          elevation and/or north to find suitable    only five roads, making for a safer          of climate change                             Oregon Wild will always be a group
adapt to local environments and
                                          habitat. So, wildlife corridors must       route for wildlife on the move. No           With comprehensive international              dedicated to protecting and restoring
habitat conditions. As temperatures
                                          address latitudinal and topographical      other unprotected expanses of wild           solutions to global warming still off         Oregon for future generations.
change and impact the viability of
                                          flexibility.                               land in Oregon can compare.                  on the distant horizon, local                 Today, part of that fight is harnessing
trees and plants in certain areas, all
                                                                                                                                  solutions for mitigation and                  the power of our forests and
forms of wildlife must find new
                                          The Siskiyou Wild Rivers area              The species that will rely on these          adaptation are becoming more                  wildlands to battle the
places to call home. While moving
                                          provides quality habitat at an             protected corridors are some of the          imperative. The work of protecting            environmental challenge of the age
vans and highways make for easy
                                          elevation range from sea level to over     country’s most elusive and                   Oregon’s wildlands, wildlife, and             – global warming.
relocation for humans, roads can be
                                          5,000 feet as well as a north-south        interesting, including the far-ranging       waters achieves the dual purpose of
killers for wildlife searching for new
                                          corridor range of 55 miles.                wolverine, the at-risk Whitebark             building natural resiliency for the
homes.

To help wildlife survive the
                                                                                                                                             These two maps illustrate the Willamette River watershed and
challenges of climate change, we                                                                                                             the quantity of water the river draws from snowpack, measured
need to give them places to go.                                                                                                              in inches of Snow-Water Equivalent (SWE). The left map
Protecting wildlife corridors is a
relatively new concept but an old
                                            From snowflake                                                                                   displays present conditions, while the map on the right
                                                                                                                                             illustrates the snow-water equivalent by the year 2160 under
practice. Oregon Wild has been
doing it for years with every major
                                            to streambank                                                                       jOEl zak
                                                                                                                                             current climate models. Decreased snowmelt will increase
                                                                                                                                             flooding in Oregon’s rivers and decrease available water in the
                                                                                                                                             summer months when native fish need it most.
Wilderness bill we work to pass.
Large, unroaded chunks of public           For a region known across      Nature’s water storage          snow-dependent streams
                                                                                                                                                    present conditions                                2160
land – that’s what Wilderness is. And      the country for our rain,      system has worked well for      and the wildlife that rely on                                                    (based on climate models)
                                           pacific Northwest rivers are   our rivers. Slow snowmelt       plentiful, cold water
today we’re working on two
                                           actually more dependent        keeps rivers cold and clean     throughout the year. less
Wilderness proposals that should           on another form of             for native fish like salmon,    natural storage of water
prove especially beneficial to wildlife    precipitation – snow. Most     and moderated flow helps        also sets the stage for even
on the move.                               of the water that flows into   to avoid severe flooding        further conflict between
                                           Oregon streams originally      events that typically plague    water users. With
Crater lake and Oregon’s                   falls as snow, which           less snow-filled regions east   agriculture, municipalities,
Yellowstone                                accumulates at high            of the 100th meridian.          and wildlife all needing
                                           elevations, and slowly                                         access to a diminishing
Combined, the proposed Crater              releases as stream flow        increasing global               resource, Oregonians will
Lake Wilderness and Oregon’s               when the temperature           temperatures mean               have to look for ways to
Yellowstone Wilderness (in the             warms in the spring and        reduced snowpack here in        reduce human consumption
Siskiyou Wild Rivers area) would           summer.                        the Northwest. that could       to better balance demands
protect 950,000 acres of public land.                                     spell big trouble for our       with our aquatic neighbors.
                                                                                                                                                                             (Source: Oregon Climate Change Research Institute)
If enacted, this would be the largest

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BrEtt cOlE


                                                          Wildlands
                                                          WilderNeSS
                                                          •	 With allies, shepherded the 30,000-acre
                                                             Devil’s Staircase Wilderness legislation
                                                             through successful House and Senate
                                                             committee hearings.
                                                          •	 Reached an historic agreement to protect         Brizz MEDDingS
                                                             58,000 acres of Wilderness in the Wild
                                                             Rogue area, securing commitment from
                                                                                                              What’s Next?
                                                             the timber industry to not oppose
                                                             legislation.                                     •	 Continue to crack down on timber sales
                                                                                                                 that violate the letter and spirit of the 2001
                                                          •	 Produced 20-page glossy reports outlining
                                                                                                                 Roadless Rule.
                                                             the Crater Lake Wilderness and Siskiyou
                                                             Wild Rivers Wilderness proposals that
                                                             make the case for their protection.              Old GrOWtH
                                                          What’s Next?                                        •	 With the support of Senator Ron Wyden,
                                                          •	 Finalize protections in Congress for the            conservation allies, and timber industry
                                                             Devil’s Staircase Wilderness and Wild               representatives, released a groundbreaking
                                                             Rogue Wilderness.                                   legislative proposal to protect and restore
                                                                                                                 forests and watersheds across 8.3 million
                                                          •	 Build the foundations for long-term
                                                                                                                 acres east of the Cascades.
                                                             campaigns that will significantly bolster
                                                             the acreage protected as Wilderness in           •	 Continued our historic work to watch-dog
                                                             Oregon, currently at only 4% of the state’s         the Forest Service and BLM, leading to
                                                             land.                                               4,700 acres of mature and old-growth
                                                                                                                 forests spared from logging.
                                                                                                              •	 Released Logjam: 9 Logging Mills Stuck in
                                                          rOAdleSS
         2010 Accomplishments                             •	 Introduced Citizen’s Alternative to D-Bug
                                                                                                                 the Past report, highlighting timber
                                                                                                                 operators who put old-growth at risk.
         Hot on the heels of major successes like the        timber sale on Umpqua National Forest,
                                                                                                              What’s Next?
         passage of the Mount Hood Wilderness bill in        successfully scaling back 543 acres of
         2009, Oregon Wild went back to work in 2010 to      logging in roadless backcountry.                 •	 Pass legislation to protect eastern Oregon
                                                                                                                 forests and push for enhanced protections
         push new Wilderness legislation, stand up for    •	 Joined conservation allies across the
                                                                                                                 for western Oregon old-growth,
         at-risk species, and combat climate change by       country to lead backcountry excursions as
                                                                                                                 specifically on BLM lands previously
         protecting our last ancient forests.                part of the first national Roadless Recreation
                                                                                                                 threatened by the Bush-era WOPR
                                                             Week.
                                                                                                                 logging scheme.
Wildlife                                                                                                                                                    Connecting
•	 With allies and our attorneys at
   Earthjustice, won federal lawsuit to restore
                                                                                                                                                            people to wild
   Endangered Species Act protections for
   gray wolves across Oregon and the
                                                                                                                                                            places
   northern Rockies.                                                                                                                                        •	 Led over 40 wildflower, mushroom,
                                                                                                                                                               snowshoe, and old-growth hikes to
•	 Initiated legal action that led to an out of
                                                                                                                                                               protected and proposed Wilderness areas
   court settlement halting a federally
                                                                                                                                                               across the state, engaging hundreds of
   sanctioned hunt of two Oregon wolves.
                                                                                                                                                               supporters in our work.
•	 Won federal court challenge to the
                                                                                                                                                            •	 Organized sixth annual Outdoor Photo
   Bush-era decision to eliminate the critical
                                                                                                                                                               Contest with over 100 participants,
   Survey and Manage program that protects
                                                                                                                                                               culminating with an unveiling event at the
   hundreds of lesser known, but important,
                                                                                                                                                               Portland Japanese Garden in October.
   species living in public forests.
                                                                                                                                                            •	 Released the second annual 10 Most
What’s Next?
                                                                                                                                                               Endangered Places report highlighting
•	 Keep pressure on USFWS to ensure the                ScOt t SMO r ra                                                                                         at-risk wildlands and actions Oregonians
   new northern spotted owl recovery plan                                                                                                                      can take to protect them.
   has adequate protections for the still-
   imperiled species.
•	 Continue to educate all Oregonians about
                                                      Waters                                                •	 Secured approximately 8,000 acre-feet of
                                                                                                               water to revive wetlands in Lower Klamath
                                                                                                                                                            •	 Expanded our signature Wild Wednesday
                                                                                                                                                               featured speaker event to Bend and
                                                      •	 After a decade-long campaign, secured a               Lake National Wildlife Refuge, which had        continued growth in Eugene with
   the return of wolves to the state and the             permanent prohibition on gas motor use                received almost none since October 2009.        quarterly presentations.
   important role the animal plays in a                  on Waldo Lake, keeping the lake pure and           •	 Worked with the Forest Service to            What’s Next?
   functioning ecosystem.                                maintaining its reputation as a Gem of the            decommission half the roads (220 miles) in   •	 Continue to lead adventures to Oregon’s
                                                         Cascades.                                             the Collawash watershed keeping harmful
                                   Wi lliaM Sut tOn                                                                                                            backcountry while expanding our presence
                                                      •	 Partnered with Molalla River Alliance to              sediment out of streams and rivers.             in social media outlets to bring the state’s
                                                         move legislation to extend Wild & Scenic           What’s Next?                                       wildlands to the digital generation.
                                                         River protection to 21 miles of the Molalla.
                                                         Passed House in 2009 and Senate                    •	 Finalize protections for the Molalla River
                                                                                                                                                            Brizz MEDDingS
                                                         committee in 2010.                                    by sending a Wild & Scenic bill to the
                                                                                                               President’s desk.
                                                      •	 Galvanized support for protecting the
                                                         Siskiyou Wild Rivers area from destructive         •	 Pressure the USFWS to improve
                                                         mining, securing supportive letters signed            management of the Klamath National
                                                         by members of Oregon’s Congressional                  Wildlife Refuge System through a new
                                                         delegation, state legislature, local outdoor          public planning process.
                                                         industry, and Oregon’s faith community.


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                  company-wide.                         organization that can navigate          The biological beauty of our state   wants to say the gray wolf, but I     www.oregonhiking.com
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                   understand and if you stay long      Shawn donnille: We are a strict         businesses do to support Oregon      least a few hours of its day to
                   enough to understand it, you         value-based company focused on          Wild?                                moments of frolic and play?           For more information about the Oregon
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                   realize it is the language of wild   environmental integrity and             Shawn donnille: Publically           Oregon Wild: What is your             please contact Kristina leamy at
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             Winter/Spring 2011 Volume 38, Number 1                                                                    10
Get on Board
A special thank you and farewell to Susan Applegate (5 years) and
Mike Helm (15 years) for their service and advocacy for Oregon’s
special places as members of Oregon Wild’s Board of Directors. We                                           Where in
appreciate their passion for the organization’s work, and look forward to
working with them on projects in their respective communities of
                                                                                                            OreGON
                   Yoncalla and Eugene.

                     Welcome to the newest Oregon Wild Board
                     member, Vik Anantha. A technology manager at
                                                                                                            ???
                                                                                                                                                   julia BarBEr
                     Portico Systems in Hillsboro, Vik joins us seeking
                     to build upon his experience as a member of the
                     Mazamas Conservation Committee.                                              in each issue of Oregon           We had dozens of                thielsen. Congratulations,
                                                                                                  Wild, we showcase a               correct guesses for last        Hanspeter!
                                                                                                  photo of a wild place with        issue’s “Where in Oregon,”
                                                                                                  someone displaying our            but the first one to guess      the hint for this issue is:
                                                                                                  newsletter. if you’re the         right was Hanspeter             wolf country. Send your
Holiday Giving                                                                                    first person to correctly
                                                                                                  guess the location of this
                                                                                                                                    Witschi of Bandon who
                                                                                                                                    correctly identified the
                                                                                                                                                                    guess or submit your own
                                                                                                                                                                    “Where in Oregon” photo
in need of creative holiday gift ideas? Here is our top five list:
                                                                                                  issue’s photo, we’ll send         image location as the           for next issue to
1. Oregon Wild Membership ($35)                                                                   you a copy of William             summit of Mount Bailey          newsletter@oregonwild.org
   Gift memberships include an 8x10 photograph from our                                           Sullivan’s Atlas of Oregon        looking out over diamond        and you could win too.
   Annual Outdoor photo contest, a subscription to Oregon                                         Wilderness.                       lake and on to Mt.
   Wild, and access to members only hikes.

2. Atlas of Oregon Wilderness by William L. Sullivan ($24.95)
   proceeds support Oregon Wild when you order by calling
   503.283.6343 ext 213.
                                                                                                  legacy Giving                                                     Making a legacy gift to
                                                                                                                                                                    Oregon Wild or naming
3. Subscription to Outside Magazine ($19.95)
   Subscribe through the Oregon Wild website and 50% of the                                       Oregon Wild is grateful to our long time member and               Oregon Wild as a beneficiary
   subscription rate goes to Oregon Wild.                                                         supporter                                                         in your estate plans provides
4. Subscription to 1859 Magazine ($18.59)                                                         Victor Upton Buenzle                                              a lasting commitment to
   Subscribe through the Oregon Wild website and 50% of the                                                                                                         Oregon’s future. For more
   subscription rate goes to Oregon Wild.                                                         for his commitment to the preservation of Oregon as a             information, please contact
                                                                                                  legacy for future generations. His final gift is an inspiration
5. Oregon Wild T-shirt ($12)                                                                                                                                        Kristina leamy, development
                                                                                                  to us all and will help us to continue our important work to
   Stylish and 100% organic, order by calling 503.283.6343                                                                                                          director, at (503) 283-6343
                                                                                                  protect and preserve Oregon’s wildlands, wildlife, and
   ext 213.                                                                                                                                                         ext 224 or kl@oregonwild.org.
                                                                            kriStina lEaMy
                                                                                                  waters.


                                                                                             11                                                            Winter/Spring 2011 Volume 38, Number 1
too many endangered places
Chandra leGue

                               Oregon Wild’s         and are unfortunately proposed for degradation
                               10 Most               instead of needed restoration.
                               Endangered
                                Places report for    On the other hand, campaigns to protect the
                               2010 highlighted      wildlands and streams that surround the lower
                                unfortunate          Rogue River have been at the forefront of
                                threats to some      public attention in recent years. Unfortunately,                                              p h OtO S B y r O B k l av i n S E x c E p t l O W E r r i g h t B y k at i E h i c k
                                of Oregon’s most     even this attention and support by champions
                                unique and           like Rep. Peter DeFazio and Sen. Ron Wyden
                                beautiful places.    hasn’t yet ensured protections for the Rogue.           Wallowa County –                                       residents are excited about the prospect of
                                                                                                                                                                    local wolves, and expressed that Oregon’s
                               The ten places
                                profiled offer a
                                                     Despite an historic agreement reached this year
                                                     by conservationists and the timber industry on
                                                                                                             it’s wilder with                                       first ever wolf eco-tourism group gave them
                                                                                                                                                                    hope.
brief look at the challenges our public lands face   protecting 58,000 acres of Wilderness and wild          wolves                                                 We capped off the trip with a great hike up
and why our work is so important. Some of            rivers, no action in Congress has been taken.           rob Klavins                                            Hurricane Creek led by a local wolf
these places have high-profile campaigns, while      Now, with the 111th Congress coming to a close,                                                                advocate. While we didn’t see any wolves,
                                                                                                             Wolves may be a polarizing issue for some,             hiking in Oregon’s wolf country with the
others fly under the public radar, but are no less   we need the Oregon delegation to push these
                                                                                                             but it’s hard to argue that Oregon is wolf             possibility of hearing a howl made for an
deserving of attention.                              protections forward for the Rogue, before it –          country again, and wolf country is beautiful!          especially exhilarating experience.
                                                     and many other worthy initiatives – fall by the
In southwest Oregon, for example, important          wayside.                                                in August, Oregon Wild led a group of 12               despite the adventures of inclement
                                                                                                             supporters on our first-ever Wallowa Wolf              weather, flat tires, and more, the group
salmon streams and old-growth forest habitat
                                                                                                             rendezvous. the group met with scientists              stayed in good spirits, and even made an
on BLM land continue to face threats from                                                                    and locals learning to live with wolves. like          appearance on the OpB Oregon Field Guide
aggressive logging in watersheds that have been
abused for decades. It’s hard to point to just one
                                                       take Action!                                          most Oregonians, lots of Wallowa County                program. Be sure to join us next year!

endangered place in this area because large-           urge Sen. Wyden, Sen. Merkley,
scale logging proposals threaten whole                 and rep. deFazio to work to pass
watersheds – like Evans Creek (highlighted in          legislation protecting the Wild rogue
the report), Spencer Creek (where Oregon               in 2010.
Wild just filed a legal challenge to proposed          View the full “Oregon’s 10 Most
logging) and Upper Jenny Creek (with a new             endangered places 2010” report
proposal to further harm northern spotted owl          online at www.oregonwild.
habitat). These watersheds offer some of the last      org/10most2010
habitat for threatened owls and native salmon,


 Winter/Spring 2011 Volume 38, Number 1                                                                 12
Capturing the essence of Oregon
Sean Stevens

Congratulations to Kelle Herrick, Alan
Hirschmugl, Brizz Meddings, Alena Nore,




                                              Clockwise from upper left: Kids – Dee Wright Observatory by Alena Nore; Endangered Places – Three Sisters Hiker
and Jian Xu – the winners of the 2010




                                              by Brizz Meddings; Waters – Cape Kiwanda by Jian Xu; Wildlife – Crow Bullies by Kelle Herrick; Wildlands –
Oregon Wild Outdoor Photo Contest!

In its sixth year, the contest continues to
grow. To find the jaw-dropping winners,
judges had to choose from over 100
contestants and nearly 450 photos. Equally
impressive was the venue for the unveiling
event. The Portland Japanese Garden
pavilion provided a perfect visual backdrop
for the fine photography. Along with the
stirring images came inspirational words
from Oregon Wild board president Gary
Guttormsen, new Executive Director Scott
Shlaes, and outgoing leader, Regna Merritt.
The tributes and welcomes made for an
emotional and exciting night.

Thanks to all who came, submitted
amazing photos, and sponsored the contest
and event: Pro Photo Supply, 1859
Magazine, All Star Rafting, Amazon.com,




                                              Painted Hills Overlook by Alan Hirschmugl
Columbia Sportswear, Chris Glad, Holy
Kakow, Laurelwood Art, Laurelwood
Brewing Company, Lavish Flora,
Lensbaby, Mountain Rose Herbs, OMSI,
Outside Magazine, Patagonia, Portland
Japanese Garden, Ruff Wear. Also thanks
to our returning guest judges Gerry Ellis
and Jon Combs.

Check out photos from the event at www.
oregonwild.org/about/hikes_events/
photo-contest
Conservation Council                                                 Members who gave at the Public Lands level or above during fiscal year 2010 are listed below. Oregon Wild
                                                                     greatly appreciates the support of all of our donors. *Denotes an Oregon Wild board or staff member.


Eric Abrams                  John A and Phyllis Courtney   Hilary and Stuart Garrett MD   Brenda Kame’enui              Edward Melillo                Janine and Mark Robben      Walt and Karen Trandum
Virginia W. Adelsheim and    John Crabbe and Jeri          Megan Gibb* and Kurt           Andrew Kaza                   Roger Mellem                  Dick and Jeanne Roy
  David Adelsheim              Janowsky                      Maier                        Helen T Kennedy               Glenn E. Merritt              Charlotte A Rubin           Paul and Lory Utz
Susan Applegate              Linda Craig                   Tom Giese and Nora             Heather and Dan Kent          Regna Merritt and Tom         Meg Ruby and Jonathan
Jim Arneson                  Rebecca and Brewster Crosby     Lehnhoff                     James Keesey                    Ward                          Lindgren                  Marie Valleroy and Alan
                             Lynn Cross                    Debora Goldstein               Jane R Kendall                Katie Meyer                   Aubrey Russell and Peyton    Locklear
Gordon K. and Kay E. Baker   Sally Cross and Mark Hahn     John A Graeter                 Andy Kerr                     Joyce Millen and David          Chapman                   Christine and David Vernier
Judy and Jim Baker*          Edward J Crouser and Nancy    Michael Greenstreet MD         Charles B and Reida J           Harrison                    Mark Van Ryzin              Stanley A. and Katherine M.
Linda L Barkus                 O’Halloran                  Kathryn and Elliott Grey         Kimmel                      Robert W. Millis & the Anne                                Vejtasa
Jane A. Beckwith             Cheyne Cumming                Gary Guttormsen*               Phyllis P Kirk                  K. Millis Fund of OCF       Rand Schenck and Valerie
Douglas Beebe                                              Glen E Guttormsen              Molly Kohnstamm               Paul Mort                       Strickland                Mary Jo Wade and John R.
Katherine and Vern           Janet Danforth                                                                             Carole Most and Leon          Charles L. Schnautz           “Jack” Gray
  Bensching                  Brian and Rebecca Davis       David and Nancy Hall           Steve Lambros and Laurie        Laptook                     David J. Schroeder          Ann Wall and Jeffrey H.
Martha Bergman-Gamblin       Diane and David Dedrick       Fred and Jean Hall               Gerloff                     Barbara and Paul Muller       James P Scott and Elaine      Frank
Janet and James Bisenius     Jim and Dory Delp             Russell Hall and Susan Leafe   Keith S. Lanier and Rita M.   Dr. Scott Murray and Dr.        Robin                     Joanne and Marius Wasbauer
Mary Lou Boice               Anna Debenham and             William and Barbara Harris       Braziel                       Nancy Winters               Stan Seleen                 Carol and Jerard Weigler
Dean Boyd and Sue Wickizer     Charles Kingsley            Richard L. Hay                 Jeannette Lawrence                                          Susan C Sheythe               Family
Lisa Brenner and Tom         Lorena S. Dornfeld            Susan Hayden and John          Bill (William B.) Lazar       David and Denise Newbold      Paul Shirkey                Laurie Weiss
  Stibolt                    Monica Dostal and Michael       Beaston                      Brian M Leitner                                             Linda Shockey               Sarah Wetjen
Deborah Buchanan and Scott     Weinstein                   Dr. Mary E. Herrera            Kathleen R Lewis              Marietta and Earnest          Jill and Scott Shoen        Dave Whitaker and Kristin
  Teitsworth                 John Dwork                    Marne M and Max D              Larry Lewis and Kelly Post     O’Byrne                      Lloyd Slonecker               Lensen
Victor Buenzle                                               Heiken                       Scott Lewis and Laura         Mariner Orum                  Tamara J. Smith             Rhama Wiest and Daniel
Buffalo Exchange             George and Margo Earley       Dennis Higgins                   Rose-Lewis                                                Scott and Angela Smorra       Rhiger
Rex Burkholder and Lydia     Bart Eberwein and Jill        Nina M. Hipperson              Karen Lillebo                 Carol Paddock                 Susan M. Sogard             Jan Wilson*
  Rich                        Collins                      Janet Hoffman and John         Conny and Walter Lindley      Joellen Pail                  Kirsten Sommer              Reed Wilson and River
                             Ecotech LLC                     Harland                      Scott and Joy Linn            Christopher J. Parsons        Judith Schwartz Sorrel        Jewelry
Katherine Cameron            Stephen W. Edwards            Henry Holmes                   Nancy Loeb                    Thomas M. Partridge and       Doug Spiro and Lynn Brown   John Winter
Leslie Campbell              Wayne Englander               Amy Houchen and Rick           Patrick and Leslie Logan*       Colleen S. Stewart          Randall Sprick              Gil Wistar
John V. Cannucci             Lauren Esserman and Jon         Wise                         Laura Long                    Pastini Pastaria              David Steinbrecher          Rachel W Witmer
Barbara and Ken Cerotsky      Kart                         William and Judith Howell                                    Paul Pearson                  Julie C Sterling            Marian Woodall and Kent
Peter Charvat                Bob and Shelley Everhart                                     Barbara A. Manildi            Katherine and Steve Pedery*   Curt and Julie Stevens        Franklin
Mary D. Christensen                                        Robin Jacobs                   Susan and Craig Markham       Sandra Polishuk               Katy Stokes
Beth Caruso and Pat Clancy   Gordon R Feighner             Nigel J Jaquiss and Margaret   Dr. John Marks                Mabel and Will Pool           Dorald Stoltz               Katy Young
Rich and Charlene Clark      Jeanette Skelton Feldhousen    Remsen                        Michael and Gloria Marlowe    Margaret Y Purves and         Dawn Stuart
Gary Clarke                    and Edward Felhousen        Robert Jensen                  Pamela and Mark                 Patricia R Kellogg          Robert and Marilyn          The Zephyr Fund
Franklin A. Cleland and      Linda L and James H           David M. Johns                  MacDonald                                                    Stubbeman
  Joanne Cleland               Fenner                      Pat Jolly                      Susan Meade Mates             Ann Marie Rasmussen           Tina Stupasky and Bryan E   Every effort has been made
Katherine Louise Cobb        Judy Fiestal                  Kathy Jubitz and Steve         Katherine and John F          Diana Rempe and Patrick         Lessley                   to ensure that this list is
Dave and Diane Collins       C. E. Win Francis              Hawley                         McAnulty                       O’Herron                    William L. Sullivan* and    accurate. If you have any
Kristen and Bill Conwell                                                                  Kaye McDonald and Janet       Drummond Rennie, MD             Janell E. Sorensen        questions, please e-mail
Marilyn Couch and David      John and Robin Gage           Penelope and Jack               Metcalf                      Phyllis C Reynolds            Sundance Natural Foods      membership@oregonwild.org.
  Axelrod                    Robert Gamblin                 Kaczamarek                    Ethan and Vicky Medley        John Riordan                  Charles E. Swett


 Winter/Spring 2011 Volume 38, Number 1                                                                 14
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                2010 ANNuAl repOrt
Foundation, Contract, and Business                                     revenue and expenses for
                                                                                                                                                    reVeNue
Supporters                                                             Fiscal Year 2010
                                                                                                                                                         5%
Thank you to the foundation, contract, and business supporters         At the conclusion of fiscal year 2010, Oregon Wild                                                              Memberships         *includes event income,
                                                                                                                                                                                       and contributions
($500+) who contribute significantly to the mission of Oregon                                                                                                                                              merchandise sales, rent,
                                                                       also holds a combined $1,046,089 in the following                                        44%                    grants              in-kind gifts, interest, and other
Wild.
                                                                       temporarily restricted funds: the Winema-Fremont                          51%                                   Miscellaneous*
                                                                                                                                                                                                           miscellaneous revenue.
444S Foundation                     Pew Environment Group
Columbia Gorge Environmental        Random Acts Fund of Oregon         Restoration Fund and the Sucker Enhancement                                                                                         eXpeNSeS
  Foundation                         Community Foundation              Fund. This money will fund restoration projects in
Earth Friends Conservation Fund     Rich Earth Organic Skin Care Spa
Environmental Paper and Print       Tactics                            the Klamath River watershed.                                                                                                           14%
                                                                                                                                                                      Wildlands, Wildlife
Jubitz Family Foundation            The Conservation Alliance                                                                                                         and Waters protection
                                                                       For more specific information, please contact                                                                                    10%
Keen Footwear, Inc.                 The Kenney Brothers Foundation                                                                                                    Fundraising
The Mazamas                         Western Conservation Foundation    Candice Guth, Director of Finance and                                                                                2%
New Belgium Brewing                 Whole Systems Foundation                                                                                                          administration                                        74%
New World Foundation                Wiancko Charitable Foundation      Administration, at 503.283.6343 x 219 or cg@                                                   lobbying
Organically Grown Company           Wilburforce Foundation
                                                                       oregonwild.org.


thanks to our volunteers!                                              tribute and Memorial Gifts
Oregon Wild thanks the dozens of volunteers who lend their             In memory of Nancy H. Carter:         H Gerritt Rosenthal                In memory of Walter Locke:                     Kelly Anderson
time helping us to fulfill our mission. Your support is invaluable.      Nancy Menken                        John Thompson                        Donna Locke                                  Shannon Applegate and
                                                                                                             Catherine Vergara                                                                   Daniel Robertson
Vik Anantha             Ben Garcia              George Olsen           In memory of Chance the Wonder                                           In memory of Mark and Katie
                                                                                                                                                                                               Susan Applegate
Eric Anderson           Barbara Galbreath       Sue Parsons            Dog:                                 In honor of Megan Gibb:             McManus:
                                                                                                                                                                                               Judy and Jim Baker
Bill Aspergren          Megan Gibb              Margarett Pratt          L.B. Endicott                        Bridget Fahrland                    Marjorie and Richard
                                                                                                                                                                                               Beth Caruso and Pat Clancy
Charles Blanchard       Tim Giraudier           Ben Rhiger                                                                                        McManus
                                                                       In honor of Pat Clancy’s Birthday:   In honor of Megan Gibb and Kurt                                                    Megan L Gibb and Kurt
Peg Boulay              Ryan Good               Zack Scillian
                                                                         Barry Pelzner and Deborah          Maier:                              In honor of Regna Merritt:                       Maier
Kelly Boreing           Chris Helm              Kennedy
                                                                         Pollack                              Janice M. Maier                     Sally Cross and Mark Hahn                    Gary Guttormsen
Pamela Burr             Mike Helm               Adria Sparhawk
                                                                                                                                                  Martha Bergman-Gamblin                       Chris and David “Mike”
Dylan Cerling           Judi Horstmann          Bill Sullivan          In memory of Richard Daley:          In memory of Rick Harmon:
                                                                                                                                                  Penny and John Lind                            Helm
Richard Chouinard       Gabriel Howe            Keith Svihovec           Janet Meyer                          Jane Malarkey-Harmon                                                             Leslie and Patrick Logan
Pat Clancy              Jill Howe               Wally Sykes                                                                                     In memory of Robert E.
                                                                       In honor of Kirk Downs:              In honor of Rex and Martha Hill:                                                   Rand Schenck and Valerie
Melody Clarkson         Jonathan Jelen          Nathaniel Talbot                                                                                Richmond:
                                                                         Michael Chapman-Downs                Anya D King and Alex Hill                                                          Strickland
Katherine Cobb          Denise Kayser           Melissa Thompson                                                                                  Jean Richmond                                Jan Wilson
Kiki Contreras          Maura Kaminash          Allison Trowbridge     In memory of Alberta Gerould:        In memory of Stanley Jewett, Sr.:
Joanna DeFelice         Emily Klavins           Steve Tritz                                                                                     In memory of Jeramy Schmitt:                In memory of Marie K. Wagner:
                                                                         Sally Cross and Mark Hahn            Stan Jewett
John Digiacinto         Leslie Logan            Doug Vorwaller                                                                                    Melinda Rauch                               Barbara and R. Bastian
                                                                         Catherine Ellison
Margo Earley            Mia Long                Bob Wehrman                                                 In honor of Ani Kame’enui &                                                       Wagner
                                                                         Stephen Gerould                                                        In honor of the Shlaes/Anderson
Heather Evergreen       Peggy McConnell         Monica Welch                                                Kabir Green:
                                                                         P. Jayne Lebsack                                                       marriage:
Jim Fenner              Kate McSherry           Joe Whittle                                                   Regna Merritt
                                                                         Laurel and Larry Roberts                                                 Vik Anantha
Diane Fernandez         Maya Nerrenberg         Jan Wilson



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                                                                                                                Strap on your snowshoes!
                                                                                                                We’re heading out into a winter wonderland looking for the best
                                                                                                                snow-covered trails in the state. Go to www.oregonwild.org for
                                                                                                                more details and to sign up for these hikes.
                                                                                                                (All SAturdAYS)

                                                                                                                January 8         twin lakes (Mount Hood National Forest)
                                                                                                                January 8         diamond Creek & Salt Creek Falls (Willamette
                                                                                                                                  National Forest)
                                                                                                                January 15        Salmon river Meadows (Mount Hood National
                                                                                                                                  Forest)
                                                                                                                January 22        tamanawas Falls (Mount Hood National Forest)
                                                                                                                January 22        Marilyn lakes (Willamette National Forest)
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                                                                                                                January 29        White river (Mount Hood National Forest)
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                                                                                                                February 5        Mirror lake (Mount Hood National Forest)




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