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Ecotrust, the Portland-based non-profit who have advanced several innovative conservation tools and methodologies over the years, have released a new online magazine, Commonplace.  Commonplace is described as, “a new online and mobile magazine focused on stories from home.”  Particularly if you live in the Pacific Northwest, you will likely find Commonplace worth a look.  The first issue focuses on the sensitive Skeena River basin of British Columbia, currently the focus of the Northern Gateway Project, which would convey tar-sands oil by tanker through the region to the Pacific.







Below is a beautiful new visualization of the Willamette River that has been made into a poster by DOGAMI (Oregon Department of Geology and Mineral Industries).  DOGAMI routinely collects an enormous amount of Lidar data in Oregon, from which this “map” is derived.

Also over at forestglenGEO.  The poster is available here.


Geo tumblr

Between grad school and work, I haven’t had time to get outside as much as I would like.  Consequently, this blog has been mostly comprised of reposts lately.

I am going to continue to blog here on FGR, but I am starting a tumblr site as well, which will be the home of some of my GIS mapping work along with geography and maps in general.  If you’re into that sort of thing, check it out here.

Three Good Gifts

Good things come in threes.  I put together some of my favorite gift ideas in packages of threes that would sit nicely under a Christmas tree in 10 days time.

1. Suunto M-3 Global Pro Compass – REI
2. The Wilderness Route Finder – Best Made Co.
3. Various – USGS Map Store 

1. Opinel Knife – Canoe
2. Lasso T – Poler Camping Stuff
3. Ranger Firesteel – Firesteel 

1. Field Notes Expedition Edition – Field Notes
2. Meriwether Flask – Meriwether of Montana
3. Filson Merino Wool Fingerless Gloves – Filson 

1. The Riding Pack – Poler Stuff
2. Bike Water Bottle – Poler Stuff
3. The Loading Dock – Portland Design Works

1. Camp Chef Yellowstone National Park Dutch Oven – Camp Chef
2. Whole Larder Love Book – Amazon
3. Potato Ricer – Cabelas 


Tracing my Steps – 2

A couple of posts back, I introduced a new project that I am undertaking to “map” some of my favorite places.  These are pretty simple overlays of images and maps that I am putting together into a kind of FGR scrapbook.  Sorry about the low res version here.

This entry is perhaps my favorite place in the world, up in the Beartooth Mountains in Montana.  My family has a cabin up that way, and we get to spend some quality time there now and then.  I previously posted about my last trip there back in July.

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