In. Out. Movement. That is transportation. Moving the Gorge’s natural resources—lumber, fish, water—affects who gets it and the impacts of the transport. This movement of goods is how we wrap up our Transportation focus. Des Campbell looks at one: huckleberries in the national forests. SEH & EKK
When it comes to huckleberry picking, no one is happy.
Huckleberries Autumn, photo by Jurgen HessThe huckleberry picking business revolves around the same thing all businesses do – money. And when that’s the bottom line, it’s understandable why permitting of commercial huckleberry picking has pickers and buyers upset. Permitting limits their season and the amount that they can […]
The Ten Percent.
Scientists and planners say: if ten percent of the surface area of a watershed is impermeable, its stream channels are destabilized and fish habitat degrades. The number of fish species as well as the abundance of their eggs and larvae declines sharply at this level. […]
This is Part 1 of Impervious, an Envirogorge series on transportation. Writer Valerie Brown explores what it takes to create ease of movement in the Columbia River Gorge. SEH & EKK
You’re on a home improvement kick. You pour a new concrete driveway, put on a new roof black asphalt shingles, clean your rain gutters making sure the downspouts feed into the stormwater drains […]
Lot’s of things pass through The Gorge every day. See if you can guess how many. We will hold a drawing of top scorers, the winner will receive a gift certificate for lunch for two from the Blue Elephant Indian food truck in Hood River.
Drawing will be held Friday February 20th.