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An experiment in wetlands restoration on the Deschutes River in Central Oregon is taking place where John Wayne once filmed “Rooster Cogburn”. It seems the Ryan Ranch, where the movie was filmed in 1975, was carved from what was once a natural wetland. The apparent aim is to progressively restore the area to more of its natural form and function. The Oregonian elaborates: http://www.oregonlive.com/travel/index.ssf/2015/01/deschutes_national_forest_test.html#incart_river

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