FT 2 - Traditional Ecological Knowledge, Eco-Cultural Histories, and American Indian Integrated Resource Management: A Tour of the Mt. Hood Region

Saturday, August 4, 2012: 8:00 AM-9:00 PM
M.L. King Jr. Lobby, Oregon Convention Center
Jesse Ford, Oregon State University; and Frank K. Lake, U.S. Forest Service
Frank K. Lake, U.S. Forest Service
This trip will be a full one day tour circling around Mt. Hood providing an opportunity for participants to visit a diversity of ecological communities, historic and cultural sites, and experience local American Indian customs and practices. Emphasis will be placed on the ecological and cultural history of the Mt. Hood region, with a focus on contemporary tribal traditional ecological knowledge, natural/cultural history and integrated resource management and research issues. Several stops are planned at ecological, historical, cultural as well as tribally significant places along the Columbia River, around Mt. Hood/Cascade Range, the Confederated Tribes of Warm Springs Reservation and Tribal Museum, National Forest and/or State Parks or Recreation areas. Leaving from the Convention Center-Portland, Or. in the morning at 8:00 am, the tour will travel up the Columbia River stopping at the Columbia Gorge Discovery center in The Dalles, near the former Celilo Falls-an important tribal fishing, trading and ceremonial site; cross over to the eastern Cascades along the Deschutes River-renowned for fishing and white water rafting; visit the Warm Springs Indian Reservation and tribal museum-for tour and cultural exhibits; then Government Camp’s Timberline Lodge-a National Historic Landmark of Mount Hood National Forest for dinner and sightseeing; and returning to the Convention Center-Portland, by 9:00 pm. Along the way, the tour will stop at several locations of different vegetation types to experience a variety of ecosystems and discuss integrated resources management and research issues of tribal and ecological significance. These stops allow for discussion of the trip’s themes.

Registration Fee: $95

Equipment and Attire: Recommended: Day/backpacks, hiking boots/sturdy shoes, sun screen, water bottle, bug repellent, hat, binoculars, camera, layered clothing, field notebook. Most stops are at facilities with good walking paths. Other roadside stops will have moderate to easy walking trails or terrain. The long drive will require sitting for periods of time between field sites.

Itinerary: 1.8:00 AM Depart Oregon Convention Center, 777 NE Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd, Portland, Or. 97212, travel up the Columbia River east along Interstate 84, stopping The Dalles, Columbia Gorge Discovery Center, 5000 Discovery Dr., The Dalles Or. 97058], arrive 9:30 am. Tour Center, view exhibits, and group discussion, Depart at 11:30 pm. 2.11:30 PM Depart Columbia Gorge Discovery Center, enter I-84 drive to Hwy 197 junction, arrive at 11:45 PM, exit at Hwy 197/Bret Clodfelter Way, near the Shilo Inn to view The Dalles Dam and American Indian tribal fishing. Group discussion. Depart at 12:30 pm, 3.12:30 PM Depart The Dalles, travel along Hwy 197 towards Maupin, cross the Deschutes River, just past the Hwy 197/97 junction, stop at Cow Canyon Oregon Dept. of Transportation Rest area at 2:00pm. Leave at 2:30 pm 4.2:30 PM Depart Cow Canyon Rest area, drive along Hwy 197/97 to Madras, then to Hwy 26 to Warm Springs. Arrive at 3:00 pm. Tour of Warm Springs Tribal Museum,2189 U.S. 26, WarmSprings, OR.97761. View cultural exhibits. Depart at 4:30 pm. 5.4:30 PM Depart Warm Springs Museum travel west on Hwy 26 toward Government Camp. Roadside stop at the Hwy 26/216 junction at 5:00 pm to view Reservation and US Forest Service Forestry operations/landscape. Depart at 5:30 pm. 6.5:30 PM Resume travel along Hwy 26 to Government Camp-Timberline Lodge, 27500 E Timberline Road Timberline Lodge, OR 97028. Arrive at 6:00 pm. Group discussion and walk, 7:00 pm dinner/individual free time. Depart at 8:00pm. 7.8:00 PM. Depart Timberline lodge/Government Camp travel along Hwy 26 to Portland, Or. 8.9:00 PM. Arrive Oregon Convention Center, 777 NE Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd, Portland, Or. 97212. Conclude field trip.

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