Once trained, Oregon Bee Atlas volunteers explore the state with nets and kill jars, collecting bees in natural landscapes like forests and meadows.
Lowe’s winning oil painting—a piece capturing a summer sunset in the Gorge—was one of several Gorge plein air paintings recognized by Maryhill and partner organizations.
One honorable mention went to Paul Thomson of Vancouver, for his photo “Fish On,” featuring an osprey flying off with its prey near Rooster Rock.
Robles has been taking photos since she was a child, but only began to get serious about photography last year, when she bought a nice camera and pushed herself to make it a hobby.
Two-year, $32 million restoration project improved wildlife habitat, reduced flood risk
Websites provide visitors with real-time info on wildflowers.
Organizations like the Audubon Society, Friends of the Columbia Gorge, and Oregon Wild all work protect the incredible wilderness of Oregon.
Newly protected properties will be designed for inclusive recreation.