Wilson Cady, environmental education coordinator for the Columbia Gorge Refuge Stewards, views the damage to the Steigerwald refuge boardwalk. While 148 acres burned, approximately 20,000 shrubs and trees survived. “Wildlife is coming back,” Cady said Friday, as American goldfinches flew overhead. He also spotted fresh mounds of dirt as evidence of recent mole activity.
(Photo by Dawn Feldhaus)