South Umpqua Falls in Winter, South Umpqua River, Douglas County, Oregon (J. Laurance, December 10, 2009).
[June 29, 2020 Note: The majority of this 2010 ORWW website report has been consolidated with the recently updated and enlarged Osborne photographs website: www.orww.org/Osbornes_Project. Links to most text and video portions of the report's final written and online drafts have been removed, while focus has been on transferring and re-linking historical and documentary photographs, maps, General Land Office survey notes, and GIS layers that can enhance interpretation of the Osborne records. QTVR files have also been retained, but now require special "legacy" software to use. Xcel database files containing GPS data on individual photographs and webpages focused on 25 designated "Areas of Special Interest" have also been included, but remain partly incomplete at this time. BZ.]
The purpose of this study is to produce a reliable landscape-scale description of late precontact (pre-1826; ca. 1800) reference forest conditions for the eastern portion of present-day Tiller Ranger District of the Umpqua National Forest in Douglas County, Oregon. The primary intended use of this information is to help update Community Wildfire Protection Plans.
The resulting description has been assembled from a comprehensive range of cultural, historical, and contemporary sources of information and results are displayed in a wide variety of formats -- including maps, texts, tables, photographs, video, GIS layers, and Internet -- in order to reach the broadest possible audience over time, to provide full transparency in how these materials have been interpreted, and to encourage optimum practical uses of these resources.
|Outline & Acknowledgements|
|Background & Methodology|
|Oral Histories & Traditions|
|Precontact Indian Trails, 1490-ca.1800|
|Fire History, 1490-2010|
|Forest Vegetation Patterns, ca. 1800|
|Public Land Surveys, 1857-1938|
|Osborne Panoramas, 1932-1938|
|Aerial Photographs, 1939-1945|
|Maps & GIS, 1858-2010|
|Areas of Special Interest|
|Study Area Subbasins|
|Documentary Photographs, 1899-2010|
|Documentary Video-Clips, 2010|
|Discussion & Conclusions|
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