Saturday, June 14, 2008

Caring for the Land and Serving People...

...the motto of the Forest Service. I spent two days outside this week instead of Caring for the Land and Serving People from Windowless Conference Rooms.

Wednesday was a field trip about Wild and Scenic rivers. We spent some time looking at the Outstanding Remarkable Values (ORV, that's what makes a Wild and Scenic River protected by law) of the White Salmon and Klickitat rivers. Condit dam, not one of the ORVs, is slated for removal next year. An osprey circled overhead at the reservoir behind the dam.

Then a day on the Wallowa Whitman National Forest, north of Enterprise, Oregon. The ponderosa pine stands make a great foreground for the Eagle Cap Wilderness and Wallowa Mountains in the distance. The wildflowers were out in all their glory.

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