2017 NEW! Elliott State Forest Proposal This website was launched on February 16, 2017 following a radio interview with Lars Larson and Dr. Bob Zybach on KXL FM 101 Radio, Portland, Oregon. The topic was the ORWW-Giesy Plan alternative proposal for management of the Elliott State Forest and the February 14 meeting of the Oregon Lands Board in which the Forest's sale had been approved. Content includes proposal and attachments submitted to the Lands Board during the meeting and background materials regarding the history and management of the Elliott.
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 has grown steadily ever since. The year 2017 will mark 20 consecutive years for the www.ORWW.org website being continuously online -- likely the oldest independent educational website in existence.
2016 Catastrophic Wildfires of the Douglas Fir Region, 1700-2016 This website is currently under construction and is the principal research project being 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.
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 correlate geographically with early historical Indian communities in the Willamette and Umpqua river valleys.
2015 1992 Alberta Street Project Revisited 1992 Alberta Street Report in N/NE Portland was focus of historical research by local African American HS students. Research methods and recommendations were replicated and updated to 2015 Alberta Street Report. Community outreach methods developed with 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 annual SAF State meeting in Pendleton, Oregon, April 25, 2013. On October 24, 2013, Giesy also received national SAF award in Charleston, South Carolina for his lifetime contributions to forestry & forest policy.
2013 Coquelle Trails Project Online This project originally started in 2006 by Chief Don Ivy to investigate & publish a “cultural geography” of the Coquille Indian Tribe; a description of physical landscape & geographic area occupied or used by Ancestors of modern Coquille Tribe prior to -- and at time of -- earliest reported contacts with Europeans & Euro-Americans, 1826 through 1875. Website launch included links to two-volume project report by Zybach & Ivy PDF files.
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. 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 contains a selection of 38 ORWW educational video clips that focus on Oregon's natural and cultural resources. As of August 2016 it has had more than 115,000 views, 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 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 a Repeat Photography project can now be completed 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 completed by students from Philomath HS.
2001 Harney County Cattle Grazing Study

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

1998 Willamette River Steelhead Project This project provided a framework for Jefferson HS students in Portland to help study, evaluate, monitor, and enhance Multnomah County's andandromous fish populations and river water quality. Transfer of program sponsorship from Willamette Industries to Weyerhaeuser prematurely ended project.
1997 Classroom on the Siletz River Day This project, a subset of PEAS, 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 used 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, & New Albion Multimedia. Initial funding and support was provided by Hull-Oakes Lumber Co., Starker Forests, & Pioneer Telephone Cooperative.


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