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COMPLETE LISTING OF ALL 35+ ORWW PROJECTS & REPORTS: 1996-2016

2018 Elliott State Forest Recreation This website was launched May 26, 2018 for the purpose of providing background materials, field trip itineraries, and tour maps to Tasha Livingstone's spring term 2018 F 251 Forest Recreation class at Southwestern Oregon Community College. Students developed a 2018 Draft Recreation Plan for the Elliott Forest based on Six Educational Field Trips hosted by knowledgeable experts in local history, forest management, road maintenance, birds, reforestation, and recreation.
2017 Henry P. Hanson Publications, 1938-1967 This website was launched by ORWW on March 6, 2017, following a major upgrade and migration of files from NW Maps Co., where it had been initially launched August 3, 2002. This "hypertext index" (2002 lingo) is now linked to 40 new PDF files of Dr. Hansen's work -- primarily in the Pacific Northwest -- from 1938-1967. Two of these files have never been published before: the other 38 contain all of Dr. Hansen's major works on paleoecology, geochronology, climate change, palynology, forest migration, and formal education.
2017 Elliott State Educational Forest This website was launched February 16, 2017 in support of the "Giesy Plan Alternative" research proposal for management of the Elliott State Forest. This action followed the public February 14, 2017 Oregon State Lands Board (OSLB) meeting in which the Elliott's sale had been approved to a private business (Video: 190 min./1.7 GB). Subsequent OSLB meetings reversed this decision and the Forest now remains in public ownership and with the Giesy Plan proposal on hold. As a result, the design of this website has narrowed its focus to highlight educational opportunities provided by the Elliott in order to expand local and public awareness of Oregon's "First State Forest."
2017 ORWW PEAS Project 20th Anniversary! The PEAS (Philomath, Eddyville, Alsea, and Siletz Schools) Project was the first educational website created by ORWW. It was launched January 15, 1997 and ORWW has grown steadily ever since. The year 2017 marks 20 consecutive years for the www.ORWW.org website being continuously online: likely the oldest independent educational website in existence -- and thus, in history!
2016 Catastrophic Wildfires of the Douglas Fir Region, 1700-2016 This website currently remains under construction and was the principal research project undertaken by ORWW during 2016 calendar year. To this point documentary information has been gathered on more than 170 historic forest fires in the Douglas Fir Region of western Washington, western Oregon, and northern California exceeding 10,000 acres in size and occurring from 1700 through 2016. Research for this project has resulted in a number of popular magazine articles, radio interviews, newspaper editorials, and formal reports.
2015 Camas Colors Project Were aesthetic qualities of camas blossom colors a factor in establishment and/or maintenance of camas fields by precontact western Oregon Indian communities? Field research is based on observation that distinctive colors of camas blossoms appear to closely correlate geographically with early historical Indian communities in the Willamette and Umpqua river valleys.
2015 1992 Alberta Street Project Revisited The 1992 Alberta Street Report in N/NE Portland was the focus of historical research by Portland African American High Schools students in 1992. Research methods and recommendations were replicated and updated to the 2015 Alberta Street Report. Community outreach methods and social network etiquette were developed with the 2015 Alberta Street Facebook Page.
2013 Wayne Giesy Receives National SAF Award Wayne Giesy displays Oregon Society of American Foresters (SAF) Honorary Membership certificate for lifetime achievement in forestry, given at the annual State SAF meeting held in Pendleton, Oregon, April 25, 2013. On October 24, 2013, Giesy also received the national SAF award in Charleston, South Carolina for his lifetime contributions to forestry and forest policy.
2013 Coquelle Trails Project Online This project originally started in 2006 by Coquelle Chief Don Ivy to investigate and publish a “cultural geography” of the Coquille Indian Tribe: a description of the physical landscape and geographic area occupied or used by Ancestors of modern Coquille Tribe prior to -- and at time of -- earliest contacts with Europeans and Euro-Americans, 1826 through 1875. The January 7, 2013 formal website launch included links to the two-volume project report by Zybach and Ivy.
2009 Owl Ridge Trails Oregon Heritage Excellence Award Oregon Heritage Excellence Award, given by Oregon Heritage Commission (OHC) in Portland, Oregon, April 17, 2009. Award accepted by Dr. Bob Zybach on behalf of ORWW & Confederated Tribes of Grand Ronde. Award presented by George Kramer, OHC Chair, and "Oregon First Lady," Mary Oberst, for 2008 ORWW Owl Ridge Trails Report.
2008 ORWWmedia YouTube Channel The ORWWmedia YouTube Channel was launched January 16, 2008 by ORWW. It currently contains 38 ORWW educational video clips, some made with or by Oregon school students, that focus on Oregon's natural and cultural resources. As of July 2018, ORWWMedia has had more than 126,000 views and still gets more than 1,000 views some months despite being largely inactive for several years.
2006 Kalapuya-Amin Symposium This website chronicles a three-day symposium regarding the land management and resource use technologies of Kalapuya people in the Willamette Valley, Oregon from 1450 through 1750 and in early historical time. A Proceedings was never published as intended, but a comprehensive anthology focused on Kalapuyan history and culture in western Oregon is currently being prepared by three symposium principals.
2004 B&B Complex Report

The B&B Wildfire Complex Report website was constructed for several purposes, including: use of emerging technology for public outreach & education; systematic documentation of landscape-scale disturbance patterns; designing and developing a long-term public monitoring framework. Time and resources didn't allow for complete digital photo grid coverage, but the foundation has been established to conduct a comprehensive Repeat Photography project at any time.

2002 Benton County Swimming Holes This is a comparative analysis, taken three (3) years apart, of popular public swimming locations on the Long Tom, Luckiamute, Marys, and Alsea rivers in Benton County, Oregon. Research design, documentation, and analysis were primarily completed by two students from Philomath High School (PHS) under the direction of PHS Science teacher, Jeff Mitchell.
2001 Harney County Cattle Grazing Study

This study established baseline student reports to focus on the economical and ecological benefits and effects of long-term cattle grazing in Harney County, Oregon. The project website was designed to share student findings with the general public and urban peers for purposes of review and identifying local resource management opportunities.

1998 Willamette River Steelhead Project This project provided a framework for Jefferson High School students in Portland to help study, evaluate, monitor, and enhance Multnomah County's andandromous fish populations and river water quality. The transfer of program sponsorship from Willamette Industries to Weyerhaeuser, due to purchase of former by latter, prematurely ended this project.
1997 Classroom on the Siletz River Day This project, a subset of the PEAS Project, became a popular annual event for more than three years: linking Siletz School, local businesses, agencies, landowners, families, teachers, and members of the Siletz Tribe along the river and on the Internet. The pioneering work of these students and teachers continues to be accessed almost daily to the present time.
1996 ORWW Project Creation

ORWW was first conceived and designed in Fall 1996 by representatives of NW Maps Co., Western Oregon Timber Supporters, and New Albion Multimedia in Benton and Lincoln counties, Oregon. Initial funding and support was provided by Hull-Oakes Lumber Co., Starker Forests, Clemens Foundation, and Pioneer Telephone Cooperative.

COMPLETE LISTING OF ALL 35+ ORWW PROJECTS & REPORTS: 1996-2016

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