An Oral History of Oregon’s Public Lands
Hayley Brazier, Stephanie LeMenager, Marsha Weisiger
In this presentation, the Center for Environmental Futures team discusses their oral history project, To Speak of Common Places. Center co-directors Stephanie LeMenager and Marsha Weisiger have been traveling around Oregon since September 2017, asking Oregonians to talk about how they understand and experience Oregon’s public lands. As they collect this narrative data, the Center is learning how ranchers, farmers, federal and state land managers, environmentalists, Indigenous communities, and others use and appreciate public lands, how they think those lands should be managed, how changes in climate affect those lands, and how they envision the future of our public lands.