OSU experimental forest will combine science, philosophy and art to look to the future


Writers and philosophers will join scientists, forestry and agriculture policymakers, and timber company owners in an innovative conversation on the future scenarios of climate change and changing landscapes.

The National Science Foundation-sponsored project will take place at the H.J. Andrews Experimental Forest through Oregon State University's Spring Creek Project for Ideas, Nature and the Written Word.

…The experimental forest and three other sites -- Bonanza Creek in Alaska, Harvard Forest in Massachusetts, and North Temperate Lakes in Wisconsin -- will each receive $30,000 over two years to conduct collaborative programs that engage people in the humanities and arts to communicate about the future.