oak preservation

Jamie Lusch/Medford Mail Tribune

Our region is home to plenty of magnificent and beautiful natural features.  But not all are equally valuable in the eyes of the beholders. 

Where tall conifer forests inspire, scrubbier and drier lands may not impress as much.  But they are important ecosystems, too... like the oak savannas of the region. 

The Klamath Bird Observatory joined forces with other groups to rehab areas where oaks are the important plant species. 

The Northwest wine industry has grown tremendously over the last few decades. That’s had a big economic impact but has also changed the region’s landscape.