What would happen with my art, and myself, if I had one place that I worked with for the rest of my life?
HJ Andrews Experimental Forest is, in many regards, a lot like much of the forest in the western Cascade Range of Oregon. There are patches of old-growth forest within logged areas. But unlike any of the other forested land in Oregon, it is also a place dedicated to long-term ecological research. Scientists begin research projects with the intention that the inquiry will span 200 years. We can’t imagine now many of the questions that scientists will be asking about the forest in 200 years. As knowledge increases, so do the questions and the unknowns.
The premise of this place could not be more appropriate to finding an answer to my initial question. I can’t imagine now what questions I will be asking about the place, even a year from now.