Last month, the inaugural group of 16 baby turtles, who were captive-reared for their first year at the Oregon Zoo, were released at the site.
Friends named one of five important environmental organizations in Oregon.
They were on the pathway to disappearing in Washington. But a fierce conservation program is helping to bring back a strong population of western pond turtles.
This summer is turning out to be a busy one for trailheads and tourist spots in the Columbia River Gorge.
Hour-long traffic backups are happening along the historic highway where ODOT says traffic has increased 50% during the past decade.
Executive Director Kevin Gorman appears on KATU News' "A.M. Northwest" to give tips for safe hiking.
Colleen Wright wins grand prize for evocative shot along Nick Eaton Ridge trail.