Oregon Field Guide

Elk Make Mount St. Helens Home

Clip: Season 32 Episode 2 | 10m 51s | Video has closed captioning.

It’s been more than 3 decades now since Mount St. Helens erupted. One of the first animals to return to that landscape were elk. But they didn’t find much food. And since they can roam for miles, they left for better territory. We last reported on the vvolcano’s elk herds more than 20 years ago. Since then, life has returned to the volcano and so have the elk – in huge numbers.

Aired: 10/08/20

Rating: NR

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