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Destruction and Renewal in Geological, Ecological and Human Dimensions in a Volcanic Bioregion - II.
July 18, 2010
A dozen writers from around the country gathered with about 110 scientists and staff for a week of camping and field work at Mount St. Helens to consider lessons from human and ecological responses to 1980 volcanic eruption. The retreat closed with a reading of early stages of the writers’ works. See an account of the adventure at the on-line journal.
Dragonfly Eyes: Multiple Ways of Envisioning the Future of Landscape Changes
April 30, 2010
Twenty participants gathered for a weekend field workshop to explore what happens when people with expertise in many ways of seeing and communicating— poets, novelists, visual artists, philosophers, architects, teachers, environmental historians, scientists, land managers—began composing a multi-faceted view of future landscape changes. This exploratory work involved parallel activities with supplemental Long Term Ecological Research funding to four sites: Andrews Forest(OR), Bonanza Creek (AK), Harvard Forest (MA), and North Temperate Lakes (WI).
Blue River Environmental Philosophers Gathering
September 28, 2007
This field symposium brought environmental ethicists and philosophers from throughout the bioregion to the H.J. Andrews Forest. The goal was to think hard and collaboratively about what is our work in a 'wounded world.' To answer the questions: What does the world need from us as environmental philosophers? How can we provide it? Click here for the Salmon Nation Environmental Philosophers’ Gathering. The seed of an idea planted at this gathering grew to become the book Moral Ground: Ethical Action for a Planet in Peril (K.D. Moore and M.P. Nelson, editors, Trinity 2010).
Blue River Writers Gathering
January 01, 2006
Spring Creek inaugurated a biannual Blue River Writers Gathering for Northwest nature writers at the H.J. Andrews Experimental Forest in 2006. The weekend gathering is an opportunity for support, inspiration and restoration for 30 invited writers from Arcata to Anchorage to Fort Collins who are engaged in this loving but sometimes lonesome occupation. Nature writers have been holding regional gatherings for a number of years in New England and in the Colorado Rockies. (Participant List: 2012.)