LTER Road Trip – Gaining a New Perspective

Even on quiet days, HJ Andrews Experimental Forest Long Term Ecological Research (LTER) site is usually bustling with activity. The busiest field season was still a few weeks away, but researchers and scientists peppered the forest, collecting data, giving tours, and checking in on their projects.

During my visit to the LTER I was not the only writer on site. In fact, I counted as one of three, a testament to the robustness of HJ Andrews’ Artist in Residence Program. After breakfast on my second morning, I strolled over to one of the campus houses in the Oregon mountains to meet a visiting poet as well as the Artist program’s biggest champion: Fred Swanson.

HJ Andrews

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