Whew! That was a close call at one of our sites near Scio. As we start heading into the cooler months ahead, staff have been out checking on planting locations. We love to see such great growth on conifers and understory species in riparian areas and look forward to when these rich, complex places will provide high quality habitat for aquatic and terrestrial critters….In the meantime, we’ll join this little pine in saying thank goodness it’s Friday! Have a great weekend!…📸1. A young pine emerges from the limbs of a fallen tree. 2. Strong growth from plantings along Crabtree Creek.