The University of Oregon’s Pacific Northwest Preservation Field School is seeking applicants for three, week-long field trips to the cattle-punching grasslands of former cattle baron Pete French. In the late 1800s, French owned nearly 200,000 acres in the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge, and participants will have the opportunity to study historic preservation techniques in action at some of the old buildings on French’s land.
One week has already been filled with participants, but three remain. Work will be divided between two buildings: the Sod House Ranch and the Frenchglen Hotel. The sessions are as follows:
UO is hosting the excursions in conjunction with the Oregon Parks and Recreation Department and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, and instructors and lecturers will include craftspeople from the National Park Service and OPRD, historians and specialists from the Bureau of Land Management.The field school offers continuing education credits for architects, and all evening lectures are open to the public. For more information visit http://hp.uoregon.edu/fieldschool/pnw.
- Session 1: Aug. 19 to 24 – Sustainability at the Frenchglen Hotel
- Session 2: Aug. 26 to 31 – Preservation Technology at the Frenchglen Hotel (session filled)
- Session 3: Sept. 9 to 14 – Archaeology at the Sod House Ranch
- Session 4: Sept. 16 to 21 – Cultural Landscapes/Preservation Technology at the Sod House Ranch
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