The Oakridge-Westfir Tree Planting festival is around the corner and the SWFC will be hosting an Open House at Greenwaters Park Sunday followed by an Oregon Humanities discussion about stewarding our public forests: "Seeing the Forest". Through the Conversation Project, Oregon Humanities offers free programs that engage community members in thoughtful, challenging conversations about ideas critical to our daily lives and our state's future.
Join us to talk together about what it means to live in an rural community surrounded by forests, how residents value the forests we live in, along with discussing how the downturn in the timber economy affected Oakridge and Westfir and how we are moving forward.
Sunday May 6th
5:00 - 6:30 PM
48362 Highway 58
Oakridge OR 97463
To participate in this free community discussion, please click here to RSVP
Meet the Host
Mariah Acton is a soon-to-be graduate from the University of Oregon where her master’s work focuses at the intersection of conflict resolution, nonprofit management, and public administration. As a recent social science researcher for the US Forest Service and a volunteer facilitator with forest collaboratives in the southern Willamette Valley, she recognizes that this is an exciting time for public-driven, sustainable forest management, and she appreciates that there are more conversations to be had.
Acton’s program is made possible by funding from Oregon Humanities, which connects Oregonians to ideas that change lives and transform communities. More information about Oregon Humanities’ programs and publications, which include the Conversation Project, Think & Drink, Humanity in Perspective, Public Program Grants, Responsive Program Grants, and Oregon Humanities magazine, can be found at oregonhumanities.org. Oregon Humanities is an independent, nonprofit affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities and a partner of the Oregon Cultural Trust.