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just got back from three days on the illinois river in southern oregon. We were working on a documentary on the Biscuit Fire and the logging that has been initiated in our roadless wilderness. We used the river as a means to access an area that is otherwise only accessible by helicopter. 19 of us made the trip down thirty miles of raging water, including a U of O professor and the director of the cascadia wildlands project. We spent the days alternating between class 3 and 4 rapids and lessons in fire ecology, looking at matrix burn patterns, wilderness recovery, and talking about logging practices and their effect on the ecosystem.