Bald Hill 2004

Benton County, OR


This website chronicles the history and seasons of Bald Hill, between Philomath and Corvallis in Benton County, Oregon, for the year 2004. The purpose of this website is to provide useful information to students, teachers, researchers, and other individuals with an interest in Oregon history, native plants, climate, and geography. This website has been created by Bob Zybach and Nana Lapham of Oregon Websites and Watersheds Project, Inc. (ORWW) with the help of several individuals and organizations.

Bald Hill History

Virtual Tour

January Ice Storm

Spring Flowers of March 20

Native Food Plants Tour


Many individuals, organizations, and groups helped to make this project possible.

Contributors included Frank Kenawha Lake, an ethnobotanist from the Pacific Northwest Research Station and an OSU PhD candidate in the Environmental Sciences program, students Johnny Means and Rachelle Giesy and botany and ecology teacher, Jeff Mitchell, from Philomath High School, Rod Slattum president of Pheonix Reforestation Inc., and Don Todt from Ashland City Parks.

Thanks also to Andrew Martin, Sally Haffner, and Rich Heeter of Bald Hill Farms, LLC, Steve Deghetto from City of Corvallis Parks Department, and Jerry Davis of the Benton County Parks Department who gave permission to use trails and harvest native plants on Bald Hill private, county, and city lands.

Technical and editorial assistance was provided by Josh Meredith Josh Meredith dot com.and Albert Gruen ORWW webmaster.

Nana Lapham created, designed, and coauthored this website as part of her duties as program assistant for ORWW and also in part for academic credit for her independent projects class with Kurt Peters, director and professor of Ethnic Studies at OSU. Bob Zybach, program manager of ORWW, authorized, managed, and coauthored this website.

Funding for this project has been provided by ORWW, Andrew Martin, Jack Brandis, the Ralph Hull Foundation, NW Maps Co., and Starker Forests, Inc.



© Oregon Websites and Watersheds Project, Inc., 2004