Oregon - Fremont-Winema NF
Pelican Bay Logging Camp Giant Can Dump!
Historic Logging in the Pacific Northwest on Forest Land
July 23-27, 2018
Must commit to entire session
Come join Fremont-Winema Forest archaeologists as we surface survey, test-excavate, and conduct analyses of one of the largest (almost three (3)-acres full!) can and refuse dump sites in the region. The site was amassed over the period from 1938-1941 as the main refuse disposal area for the Pelican Bay Logging Camp, which was used as a base for railroad logging operations for extraction of timber from the Sykan Unit of the former Klamath Indian Reservation. There is an estimated collection of 5000-plus artifacts of sparse metal, associated with thousands of food cans, further associated with thousands of meals, all uninventoried. We are going to try and understand logging camp culture from the garbage that they left behind, locally referred to as “God's Dump.” We hope to see you this summer!
Number of openings: 4
Special skills: No special skills required
Minimum age: 18 years old
Facilities: There are multiple campgrounds, and RV parks, motels, and a full range of other amenities in and around the nearby towns of Klamath Falls and Chiloquin; volunteers responsible for own lodging/camping equipment, meals, extra water, and transportation to daily meeting area in Chiloquin, approximately 25 miles from Klamath Falls – volunteers will be hauled daily, to and from the Forest Service Ranger Station in Chiloquin
Nearest towns: Project based out of Chiloquin, 33 miles; Klamath Falls, ~60 miles
Applications due: May 28, 2018