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Learn about the geologically young volcanic islands we live amongst.
Islands take many forms. On the east side of the Cascades, we live amidst geologically young volcanic islands. Have you ever wondered what the early people thought of the ash falling from the sky or the nighttime glow on the horizon? These rocks have violent stories to tell.
Carrie Gordon is recently retired from being the Forest Geologist on the Ochoco National Forest and Crooked River National Grassland, U.S. Forest Service, headquartered in Prineville, OR. In 1977, Carrie received her BA in Geology from Central Washington State College (now Central Washington University), in Ellensburg, Washington. After working in central Washington, northern Arizona and the Oregon central coast range for the Forest Service, Carrie moved to central Oregon in 1992. She is a Registered Geologist in the States of Oregon and Washington. She is also an Oregon Master Naturalist, through the OSU Extension program. Carrie has had a life-long fascination with the land and the rocks, listening to the stories they tell.