BEND & Central Oregon Calendar of Events
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THE GREATEST GOOD – A LECTURE SERIES: Bend-Fort Rock District Ranger Kevin Larkin
The lecture Series begins October 2017 and will be held the second Thursday of each month through March of next year. Each lecture will take place at 4:00 p.m. in OSU-Cascade’s Tykeson Hall Room 207. All lectures are free and open to the public.
December 14 – Geologist Bart Wills will give a presentation briefly discussing the geology of Newberry, the 40-year geothermal history, the formation of the Newberry National Volcanic Monument, some of the difficulties is producing geothermal power, and the most recent geothermal projects.
January 11 – Fisheries Biologist, Jason Wilcox, will provide an overview of current and future Aquatic Invasive Species management considerations on and around the Deschutes and Ochoco National Forests and the Crooked River National Grassland.
February 8 – Lisa Machnik, Recreation, Partnerships, Lands and Archaeology Staff Officer, will discuss the past, present and future of our Wild and Scenic Rivers as we celebrate 50 Years since the signing of the original legislation.
March 8th – Archaeologist Penni Borghi will present on early Inhabitants of Central Oregon and discoveries at Newberry Caldera and the complexities of archaeological sites in Central Oregon.
“The Greatest Good” is part of a quotation from the first Chief of the Forest Service, Gifford Pinchot, who believed in a utilitarian philosophy of forest management that included managing forests for “greatest good for the greatest number in the long run.”
For more information on the lecture series, please contact Rika Ayotte at 541-383-5572.