Oregon: Forest history roundtable

From the Oregon Department of Forestry:

Lincoln County Forest Protection Association in 1939

The Oregon Department of Forestry and the Tillamook Forest Heritage Trust invite you to participate in the first annual Oregon Forest History Roundtable, Friday May 15th from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.at the Tillamook Forest Center. The gathering is free, but advance registration is required. Registration deadline is May 8th.

Come join a distinguished group of forest historians as they share their knowledge about a variety of subjects related to forests, fire, and evolving forest policy. Speakers will make 30-minute presentations on their topic, followed by 15 minutes of discussion. Presentations during the day will cover a wide range of topics, including:

  • Indian Burning and Catastrophic Forest Fire Patterns of the Oregon Coast Range, 1491-1951, by Bob Zybach;
  • The Evolution of Fire Protection Associations, by Mike Dykzeul and panel;
  • The History of Consolidated Timber Company, by Merv Johnson;
  • Only Yesterday: A Social and Technical History of the “Great Cutover” of Southwestern Oregon’s Federal Forests, 1945-1995, by Jeff LaLande;
  • The Role of Counties in Oregon Forest History, by Paul Levesque;
  • A History of O&C Lands, by Maria Thi Mai;
  • The Evolution of Gyppo Sawmills: 1930-1955, by Lionel Youst.

This event is part of the commemoration of the 150th anniversary of Oregon’s statehood, and is open to anyone with an interest in forests and Oregon history. Buffet lunch will be provided. For more information about the Roundtable or to register by May 8th to attend, please contact Doug Decker at 503-359-7439 or by e-mail at ddecker@odf.state.or.us Directions to the Tillamook Forest Center are available online at the center’s website atwww.tillamookforestcenter.org.

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