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Trees & Forests of Marys Peak: The Stories They Tell

Marys Peak has been an iconic regional feature for time immemorial. Presenters Greg Archuleta and Ed Jensen will explore how its trees and forests have played a major role in the mountain's cultural importance.

This talk is part of the fifth annual Champinefu Lecture Series. "Champinefu" is the Kalapuya name for the lower Marys River Valley area now called Corvallis and Philomath in Benton County, Oregon. Each year, topics and speakers are chosen by the Confederated Tribes of the Grand Ronde.

This year's Champinefu Lecture Series is co-sponsored by OSU's Spring Creek Project, Marys Peak Group of the Sierra Club, Corvallis Sustainability Coalition, and Corvallis-Benton County Public Library.

More about the speakers:

Greg Archuleta – Santiam Kalapuya elder member of the Confederated Tribes of the Grande Ronde, Cultural Resources Analyst, and acclaimed artist. Greg teaches the culture and history of Tribes of Western Oregon, including ethnobotany, carving, cedar hat making, Native art design, and basketry. Greg has also served as a Marys Peak Interpretive Guide for public and school tours, focusing on Kalapuya ethnobotanic cultural practices.

Ed Jensen – OSU Professor Emeritus, College of Forestry, author of Trees to Know in Oregon and Shrubs to Know in Pacific Northwest Forests. He is the co-author of Manual of Oregon Trees and Shrubs, Woody Plants in North America, and Planted Forests: Contributions to the Quest for Sustainable Societies. Ed received the President's Award in urban and community forestry from Oregon Community Trees and the Oregon Department of Forestry and was the Elizabeth P. Ritchie Distinguished Professor at OSU.

Wednesday, November 10 at 7:00pm to 8:30pm

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