Seeing the Forest and the Trees, Stewarding our Public Forests
June 28 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm$17.00
Seeing the Forest and the Trees, Stewarding our Public Forests with Mariah Acton
We live in a state with abundant forests, and yet we don’t all see the same thing when we look into the woods. Oregon is known for both its timber industry and its deep environmental values. What are the beliefs we have about our forests and what will we, as a state, do to steward, manage, and protect this special resource?
This is the focus of “Seeing the Forest and the Trees: Stewarding Our Public Forests,” a conversation with Mariah Action on Friday, June 28. This program is hosted by the Columbia Gorge Discovery Center and sponsored through the Conversation Project. Oregon Humanities offers free programs that engage community members in thoughtful, challenging conversations about ideas critical to our daily lives and our state’s future. For more information about this community discussion, please contact our front desk at 541.296.8600 ext. 201 for more information or sign up for the 6:00 pm dinner below. The program is free with a suggested donation of $5.00 at the door .
Dinner: 6 pm ($17) Menu Spring pasta primavera (peas, asparagus, dill, arugula) with lemon garlic shrimp on the side, bread, dessert.
Talk: 7 pm (suggested donation $5.00 at the door)
Mariah Acton is a recent graduate from the University of Oregon where her master’s work focused at the intersection of conflict resolution, nonprofit management, and public administration. She currently works in Salem as a strategic business analyst at Oregon Housing and Community Services where she helps to facilitate conversations around housing, homelessness, and anti-poverty policies. As a recent social science researcher for the US Forest Service and a former volunteer facilitator with forest collaboratives in the southern Willamette Valley, she recognizes that this is an exciting time for public-driven, sustainable forest management, and she appreciates that there are more conversations to be had.
Acton’s program is made possible by funding from Oregon Humanities, which connects Oregonians to ideas that change lives and transform communities. More information about Oregon Humanities’ programs and publications, which include the Conversation Project, Think & Drink, Humanity in Perspective, Public Program Grants, Responsive Program Grants, and Oregon Humanities magazine, can be found at oregonhumanities.org. Oregon Humanities is an independent, nonprofit affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities and a partner of the Oregon Cultural Trust.