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Oregon - Fremont-Winema NF
Closed! Chronicling the Utilization of the Forest

Drews_creek,_fremont_national_forest_oregon By USDA Forest Service via Wikimedia Commons
Drews Creek in the Fremont-Winema NF between Lakeview and Bly, Oregon

July 25-29, 2016

Must commit to entire session

Join us this summer for another exploration into Oregon’s historic past! The Ewauna logging camp was occupied from 1928 until around 1936. This large camp has several midden dumps, made up predominately of cans, glass, and other assorted domestic and industrial discarded items. Also in this area are numerous, historic fire lookouts and stations. Volunteers will join Forest archaeologists in the investigation of both the survey and excavation of the historic logging camp dump site, and in the architectural and photo documentation of the historic fire lookouts.

On alternating days, half the volunteers will travel to different locations on the Forest to record lookouts with drawings and photos. At the “switch-up,” volunteers will work at the logging camp to conduct archaeological investigation. Here, volunteers will excavate archaeological test pits within the boundaries of the dumps. Excavation will involve shovel work, measuring, drawing and extensive documentation of recovered artifacts. But, at the end of the week, volunteers will have spent equal time engaged in both site excavation and fire lookout documentation activities – a little something for everyone! We hope to see you in July!

Number of openings: 4

Special skills: Previous archaeological survey/excavation, site mapping/sketching, photography, historic artifact identification, and/or knowledge of area history (particularly fire lookout/FS-related) helpful, but not required

Minimum age: 18 years old

Facilities: Lakeview and Bly are full-service communities with hotels/motels, campgrounds/RV parks, restaurants, and full range of other amenities; amenities vary and fees may apply; additionally, there are Forest Service campgrounds in close proximity to the project area; fees may be waived, and amenities may vary; volunteers responsible for own lodging/personal camping equipment, food, and water; daily transportation will be provided from designated point in town of Lakeview to the project sites

Nearest towns: Lakeview, 20 miles; Bly, 20 miles

Applications due: May 16, 2016
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