The Forest Log is in the early stages of becoming a 200-year collection of writing on the relation of people and forests changing together over time. Started in 2004, The Forest Log encompasses more than 90 people who have participated in the Long-Term Ecological Reflections program at the H.J. Andrews Experimental Forest, including:

  • Those awarded the Andrews Forest Writing Residency, given 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. 
  • Those awarded a Blue River Writing Fellowship, offered to well-established writers by invitation.
  • Visiting writers, artists, musicians, and scholars, whom are occasional residents by invitation.   

The place-based writings you will find here range from journal entries and field notes to polished pieces and published works. 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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