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History in the News: Crowds and Controversies in Oregon’s Parks and Wilderness – at Willamette Heritage Center in #SalemOR – Thurs. April 20th

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Crowds and Controversies in Oregon’s Parks and Wilderness

Thursday, April 20th | 5:30 pm to 7:00 pm

Willamette Heritage Center

Oregon’s parks, campgrounds, and wilderness areas are less tranquil than we might imagine. Heavy use of such areas has produced questions and controversies about new regulations at Opal Creek, overcrowding at Crater Lake, and increased fees at state parks. Public lands attract controversies in other ways, from the “rogue” National Parks twitter account resisting efforts to reduce National Parks Service funding to the 2016 militant takeover of the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge. This History in the News program will explore the political, cultural, and social history of controversies and debates in and about Oregon’s spectacular natural public spaces.

History in the News is FREE and open to the public.

Food and drink will be available for purchase from Taproot Lounge & Café.

This series is presented in part by a grant from Oregon Humanities, with the sponsorship of KMUZ Community Radio, and with our communications partner Salem City Club.

Contact Info:
Willamette Heritage Center, Suite 200
1313 Mill Street SE
Salem, OR 97301

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