The wildfire in the Columbia River Gorge last fall devastated local communities and visitors. The Eagle Creek fire, tragic as it was, has now created an opportunity for people to witness a natural process often hidden in far-flung wilderness. For the rest of our lives, we have the opportunity to see the rebirth and coming of age of a forest.
Let’s take a walk together in the forest, starting immediately after the fire and trekking to see the forest in the first spring, a few years from now, and five and 20 years in the future. Explore the rebirth of a forest in the cover story for the winter 2018 issue of Our Big Backyard, Metro's quarterly parks and nature magazine.
Find a copy of Our Big Backyard at a local public library branch, the Oregon Zoo, a Metro park, or at various community centers and senior centers. Or read individual stories online on Parks and Nature News or click the image on the right to read a PDF of the magazine.
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