WORKSHOP #2: Topics, Reports, & Recommendations
Southwestern Oregon Community College [SWOCC]

F 251 Recreation Resource Management
May 5, 2020

Tasha Livingstone, Instructor, Forestry/Natural Resources
Dr. Bob Zybach, Program Manager,
David Gould, Field Guide, Coos Bay Timber Operators, Inc.
Jerry Phillips, Elliott State Forest Historian
McKenzie Peters, Videography

This is the second of three SWOCC F251Workshops focused on lessons learned from the five spring term 2020 "virtual" field trips. The focus is to produce a working draft report for each of the seven student topics listed below. The reports will contain four basic elements, as described in this week's video: 1) tests of signficiance; 2) description and history of the resource; 3) documentary map(s) and photographs; and 4) recommendations for future use and management of the resource (40:34 min.):

This Workshop follows from the 2020 SWOCC F251 Workshop #1, Field Trip #1, and Field Trip #2 webpages. Links to maps, texts, recordings, videos, and photographs from those websites have been the basis for providing the necessary background methods, materials, and formats for developing these student reports. The following links can also be used for quickly locating additional materials that might be needed related to this week's draft:

Oregon SHPO Linear Historical Resource Documentation:

US NPS Section 106 Tests of Significance:

Elliott Oral History Index:

Caulked Boots and Cheese Sandwiches Table of Contents:

Here is a listing of the separate reports, student authors and co-authors, and revised time periods:

1. Historical pre-Elliott Indian foot trails and gathering locations, 1850 to 1930 (Quinn, Evan, and Kevin).

2. Pre-Elliott County Roads and logging roads, 1900 to 1930 (Kevin, Regan, and Nicholas).

3. Elliott CCC roads and trails, 1932 to 1942 (Clarissa, Nicholas, and Quinn).

4. Early historical Elliott logging roads, 1930 to 1961 (Nicholas, Kevin, and Ethan).

5. Elliott Columbus Day Storm salvage logging road network, 1962 to 1970 (Regan, Quinn, and Ethan).

6. CCC Cougar Pass forest fire lookout, 1936 to 2020 (Ethan, Clarissa, and Evan).

7. Deans Mountain historical forest fire lookout and radio tower, 1914 to 2020 (Evan, Regan, and Clarissa).

Extra Credit Question: What can be done in order to make the "virtual" field trips more interesting, entertaining, and/or educational? Is the current format too boring or complicated? Would longer or better videos be helpful? The current "social distancing" situation also exists for students in the future or long distances from the Elliott. Internet communications and digital video have greatly altered our social landscape during the past ten and twenty years and now the current public health situation has created opportunities, interest, awareness, and the need to work with isolated students, teachers, and researchers -- whether through time, distance, or decree. These field trips represent a first step toward future digitally created "forest recreation" opportunities. How to improve?

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