Celebrating Partnerships and Investigating Historical Cultural Diversity in the Pacific Northwest Region of the US Forest Service
The Pacific Northwest (PNW) Region of the US Forest Service has engaged partners and volunteers from diverse groups for over four decades: Friends groups to restore lookouts and log cabins; Passport In Time projects to engage the public in archaeological site testing; and universities, museums and independent researchers to investigate and interpret a wide variety of sites. We collaborate closely with the Native American tribes to preserve and protect their heritage and places of cultural and religious significance. PNW Asian communities have partnered with the USFS to explore their deep histories on Western public lands, with particular interest in the Chinese diaspora and Japanese WWII Internment. The PNW Region has identified unique African American historical logging communities, and evidence of Greek, Basque, Italian laborers sites. As we celebrate the 50th anniversary of NHPA, we are examining historic records and archaeological evidence to identify distinguishing markers for other distinct ethnic populations who have had a presence on the landscapes the USFS manages.
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Celebrating Partnerships and Investigating Historical Cultural Diversity in the Pacific Northwest Region of the US Forest Service. Jeff Walker, Don Hann, Cathy Lindberg, Alicia Beat. Presented at The 81st Annual Meeting of the Society for American Archaeology, Orlando, Florida. 2016 ( tDAR id: 403712)
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