HASSO HERING

A perspective from Oregon’s mid-Willamette Valley

The cougar problem down south

Written October 9th, 2014 by Hasso Hering

NEWPORT BEACH, CA — One of California’s problems we in Oregon don’t have is a shortage of cougars. The Orange County Register reports that the number of mountain lions in the county has shrunk to such an extent that the remaining animals are developing genetic defects because of inbreeding. Could Oregon’s cougar surplus become a […]


Bike trails worth copying

Written July 25th, 2013 by

When it comes to bike trails, we in Oregon could learn something from transportation authorities in Southern California. Here’s a look at part of the Santa Ana River Trail, part of an extensive bike path system that goes on for miles and miles. According to a website on the SART, it was designated as a […]


These ponds don’t talk …

Written July 25th, 2013 by

On a bike ride down south, I came across this constructed wetland — or series of ponds and connecting channels — that reminded me of Albany’s “Talking Water Gardens.” This layout just south of the Santa Ana River channel is about five miles inland and designed to filter runoff from the surrounding area so the water […]


 
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