Virtual Field Environments by Region

                The map above shows major physiographic regions of the Pacific Northwest.   Collections of VFEs currently exist for over half

                 of these regions.  The goal is to have environments available for all of the regions in the map.


                 Note: This library is currently undergoing reconstruction.  So many of the tours are unavailable.  This problem will hopefully be

                 overcome by early 2018.


Basin and Range

Oregon Section


Blue Mountains (Northeastern Oregon) 

John Day National Monument

  • Clarno Unit  / Pallisades (Clarno, OR)
  • Painted Hills Unit - Overlook / Painted Cove
  • Sheep Rock Unit - Blue Basin / Castle Rock / Visitor Center / Foree Area / Picture Gorge


Lake Wallowa

Cascade Range

Central Washington to Northern California


Belknap Crater


Columbia River Gorge


Crater Lake National Park


Larch Mountain


Metolius River



Mt. Hood


Mt. Rainier National Park (MORA)

  • Emmons Glacier
  • Longmire (08/17/2017)
  • Nisqually Glacier
  • Nisqually River
  • Reflection Lake (08/15/2017)
  • Sunrise Rim Trail (08/16/2017)
  • Stevens Canyon
  • Van Trump Creek
  • Westside Road


Mt. St. Helens National Monument (MSH)


Sandy River Watershed


Silver Creek State Park - Silverton, OR

Coast Range

Central Washington to Central Oregon


Southern Washington Coast - Copalis to Long Beach, WA

  • Copalis River - Copalis, WA
  • Niawiakum River - Bay Center, WA


Northern Oregon Coast (1) - Astoria to Tillamook, OR.

  • Bay Ocean Park/ Oceanside, OR
  • Cape Meares / Oceanside, OR
  • Hug Point - Arch Cape, OR
  • Manzanita Beach / Manzanita, OR
  • Seaside, OR
  • Tillamook Bay / Tillamook, OR
  • Young's Bay / Astoria, OR


Northern Oregon Coast (2) - Tillamook to Lincoln City, OR


Central Oregon Coast (1) - Lincoln City to Newport, OR


Central Oregon Coast (2) - Newport to Florence, OR


Southern Oregon Coast (1) - Florence to Bandon, OR

  • Bandon, OR
  • Cape Arago (Coos Bay, OR)
  • Oregon Dunes National Recreation Area (Florence, OR)
  • Shore Acres (Coos Bay, OR)
  • South Slough (Coos Bay, OR)
  • Sunset Bay (Coos Bay, OR)

Coastal Range Belt (British Columbia) 

  • Sea to Sky Highway (Vancouver to Whistler BC)
  • Sumas Mountain (Abbotsford and Sumas BC)

Columbia Plateau  (Eastern Washington and Northeastern Oregon) 

  • No VFEs exist yet for this area

High Lava Plains (Central Oregon) 

  • Dry Canyon (Bend, OR)
  • Newberry Caldera (Bend, OR)
  • Lava Butte (Bend OR)

Insular Belt (British Columbia)

Intermontane / Omineca Belts and Okanagon Highlands (British Columbia and Northeastern Washington) 

  • No VFEs exist yet for this area

Klamath Mountains (Southwestern Oregon and Northwestern California) 

  • Cape Blanco

North Cascades (Northwestern Washington and Southern British Columbia) 

Skagit River Watershed

Olympic Mountains (Northwestern Washington)

  • Blue Glacier
  • Crescent Lake
  • Dosewallips River Watershed
  • Hoh River Watershed
  • Hurricane Ridge

Owyhee Uplands (Southeastern Oregon) 

  • No VFEs exist yet for this area

Puget Sound (Northwestern Washington)

  • Ebey's Landing (Keystone, WA)
  • Deception Pass (Whidbey Island, WA)
  • Mima Mounds Natural Area (Olympia, WA)
  • San Juan Islands

Rocky Mountains

Western Alberta, Eastern British Columbia, Idaho, Western Montana, and Western Wyoming


Glacier National Park


Yellowstone National Park - Wyoming

  • Queen's Laundry


Yoho National Park - British Columbia

  • Burgess Shale Beds / Walcott Quarry

Snake River Plain (Southern Idaho) 

Craters of the Moon - Arco, ID

Craters of the Moon National Monument

  • Broken Top
  • Indian Cave
  • North Crater Loop
  • Spatter Cone Trail

Willamette Valley (Northwestern Oregon)