Perspectives on a Community Forest: A Practice in Nature Writing Public Deposited

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  • The McDonald Forest is one of the Oregon State University Research Forests, owned by the College of Forestry and located approximately seven miles northwest of the heart of Corvallis. I took four hikes on the McDonald Forest at four major recreation destinations: Oak Creek, Dimple Hill, Lewisburg Saddle, and Peavy Arboretum. I wrote four creative nonfiction essays, each set at a main area of the forest. In these essays, I explored different environmental and natural resource issues associated with each location and used those issues as microcosms for broader natural resource challenges facing the world today. Some of these include climate change, forest management practices, cleaning up after other people, and environmental justice and racism. Major themes explored in the essays are responsibility, ownership, uncertainty, anger, and absence. This personal, interdisciplinary approach to examining environmental challenges allows for deep reflection on the issues at hand, as well as internal reflection by the writer – resulting, hopefully, in self-reflection among readers. These pieces should provoke questions and inspire conversations.
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