Come on out to the Malheur National Forest this summer as we once agin immerse ourselves in the past (and present) of this nation's Chinese Diaspora! The Oregon Chinese Diaspora Project (OCDP) is a research partnership among the Malheur National Forest, Southern Oregon Laboratory of Anthropology (SOULA), and the Kam Wah Chung State Heritage Site, among other partners. The partnership promotes the study and public interpretation of the history of immigrant Chinese gold miners in Oregon. Metal detector survey and limited site testing will be used to determine the location of suspected Chinese miner habitation sites. Field trips to local museums and Heritage sites on the Forest are planned, as well as a lecture series featuring speakers interested in the history of the Chinese migrant diaspora in the greater Northwest. Also, check out the Ah Heng Placer mine virtual tour (https://exploreapaheritage.com/index.php/sites/ah-heng-placer-mine/), and we'll see you in July!