Outside of Time | Forest Landscapes

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Magazine Article
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Bayles, David Paul. 2019. Outside of Time Forest Landscapes. Terrain.org.


Last year I was awarded an ongoing residency at the H.J. Andrews Experimental Forest near Blue River, Oregon. The forest has a history similar to my own evolution. The Andrews began as a 16,000-acre forest dedicated to the study of logging and forestry management with the goal of increasing efficiency, productivity, and yield. Along the way, and not without conflict, the applied science of the logging industry gave way to the basic science of ecology. A few decades after that change, the forest also became a place of inquiry for writers, artists, and musicians.