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Oregon White Oak is also called Garry Oak (Quercus garryana). Its range is from southwest British Columbia to southern California. In the Willamette Valley, oak savannas were created as native peoples used fire as a management tool to harvest certain plants, remove undergrowth in oak groves to make acorns more visible, and improve deer and elk habitat.
Lacamas Lake Regional Park and the Washougal Greenway are jewels of the Clark County Parks & Recreation park system. Covering over 312 acres, the park hosts a six mile network of scenic hiking and cycling trails that pass through dense forest and by three impressive waterfalls, as well as Round Lake and Lacamas Creek.
Ridgefield Refuge is one of four national wildlife refuges, along with Steigerwald Lake, Pierce, and Franz Lake, that are located along the lower Columbia River in Washington. A local wildlife photographer finds the rewards of the Refuge's Discovery Auto Tour.