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
Townships, 1858-2010
Areas of Special Interest
Study Area Subbasins
Documentary Photographs, 1899-2010
Documentary Video-Clips, 2010
Native Plants
Native Animals
Discussion & Conclusions
References

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