Wednesday, July 10, 2013
Oregonians are known for a fierce sense of independence and a rugged individuality, qualities long associated with natural resource vocations such as logging, fishing, farming and ranching.
The state is also known for its progressive environmental policies. Our sense of connection to a place informs our values and approaches to conflict over resource and land use in our communities.
This is the focus of “Your Land, My Land: Using and Preserving Oregon’s Natural Resources,” a free conversation with Portland State University professor Veronica Dujon on Sunday, July, 21, at 2 p.m. at Hood River County Library. This program is hosted by Hood River County Library District and sponsored by Oregon Humanities.
Dujon is professor and chair of the department of sociology at Portland State University. She has published widely and is co-editor of the book “Understanding the Social Dimension of Sustainability.” She received her bachelor’s degree from the University of the West Indies, Barbados, and her master’s and doctoral degrees in land resources/sociology from the University of Wisconsin, Madison.
Through the Conversation Project, Oregon Humanities offers free programs that engage community members in thoughtful, challenging conversations about ideas critical to our daily lives and our state’s future.
For more information about this free community discussion, contact Hood River Library District at 541-386-2535 or firstname.lastname@example.org or visit http://hoodriverlibrary.org.
Oregon Humanities is an independent, nonprofit affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities and a partner of the Oregon Cultural Trust.
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Lawnmower torches Arbor Vitae on Portland Drive
The riding lawn mower driven by Norma Cannon overheated and made contact with dry arbor vitae owned by Lee and Norma Curtis, sending more than a dozen of the tightly-packed trees up in flames. The mower, visible at far right, was totaled. No one was injured; neighbors first kept the fire at bay with garden hoses and Westside and Hood River Fire Departments responded and doused the fire before it reached any structures. Westside Fire chief Jim Trammell, in blue shirt, directs firefighters. The video was taken by Capt. Dave Smith of Hood River Fire Department. Enlarge