The Forest Log is in the early stages of becoming a two-hundred-year collection of writing on the relation of people and forests changing together over time. Started in 2004, the Forest Log includes contributions from more than 70 writers who have participated in the Long Term Ecological Reflections program, which includes three residencies:

  • The Andrews Forest Writers Residency is awarded to creative writers whose work reflects a keen awareness of the natural world and an appreciation for both scientific and literary ways of knowing. There are two application deadlines per year. 
  • The Blue River Fellowships are offered to well-established writers by invitation.
  • Visiting writers, artist, musicians and scholars are occasional residencies by invitation.   

The book, Forest Under Story: Creative Inquiry in an Old Growth Forest (University of Washington Press, 2016) is a selection of works from the Forest Log edited by Nathaniel Brodie, Charles Goodrich, and Frederick J. Swanson. 

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