Heritage Tree #235 | Charles Jordan Community Center’s Butternut Tree

Heritage Tree #235 | Charles Jordan Community Center’s Butternut Tree

By John Stedman :: Juglans cinerea — Butternut 9009 N Foss Ave Heritage Tree #235 is a Butternut on the grounds of the Charles Jordan Community Center in North Portland’s Portsmouth neighborhood. The tree towers over the single story wing of the community center with its fifty-four foot height and sixty-five foot spread. Its gnarledContinue Reading Heritage Tree #235 | Charles Jordan Community Center’s Butternut Tree

Tree Investigators! | Activities designed to experience your neighborhood through trees

Tree Investigators! | Activities designed to experience your neighborhood through trees

By Ella Weil, Nick Truman, & John Stedman ::   Tree Investigators! is a workbook that can be used in elementary schools, community centers, and in homeschool education with a goal to engage students in first through fifth grade in gaining awareness and appreciation of Portland Park and Recreation’s Heritage Trees. We believe that HeritageContinue Reading Tree Investigators! | Activities designed to experience your neighborhood through trees

The People vs the Cult | Rajneeshees in Wasco County

The People vs the Cult | Rajneeshees in Wasco County

By Kim Andrews ::   Bhagwan Shree Rajneesh was a spiritual teacher who developed a substantial international following in Pune, India, and decided in 1981 to relocate to the United States. By June 1981, Bhagwan and his followers, called Rajneeshees, decided to relocate to the United States and purchased Wasco County’s Muddy Ranch, a locationContinue Reading The People vs the Cult | Rajneeshees in Wasco County

U.S. Supreme Court Halts the Construction of the High Mountain Sheep Dam

U.S. Supreme Court Halts the Construction of the High Mountain Sheep Dam

  By Taylor Bailey::   Water is a constant theme in Western history. Environmental historian Donald Worster, in his classic book Rivers of Empire: Water, Aridity, and the Growth of the American West, has written that history of the American West is marked by how Westerners dammed and diverted waterways for human use in aContinue Reading U.S. Supreme Court Halts the Construction of the High Mountain Sheep Dam