Required reading will be in attached files.
Our Applied Knowledge Board topic for this week is a deeper dive into thinking about perspectives of forest ecology, here focused on Traditional and Western knowledge “systems”.
First, read this short (seven pages) review paper:
Lake, F.K., Giardina, C.P., Parrotta, J., Davidson-Hunt, I., 2018. Considering diverse knowledge systems in forest landscape restoration, in: Forest Landscape Restoration: Integrated Approaches to Support Effective ImplementationLinks to an external site.
While you’re reading, keep notes that will allow you to provide an answer the following reading prompt question:
From your perspective and reading the Lake et al (2018) paper, what are two similarities and two differences when comparing Traditional and Western knowledge systems of forest ecology?
Submit your 150-300 word response to the question above. Please use full sentences and check your grammar and spelling before posting.
Do some research to look for information on:
Traditional uses of forest landscapes near your home (Salem, Oregon), and
Find out what tribal communities lived on this land prior to European colonization (the Native Land website (Links to an external site.) may be helpful).
For b) please loop back to the OSU land acknowledgement in our “Start Here” materials as an example. You don’t need to provide a full land acknowledgement for your area, but please do integrate components of the OSU example. If you find a formal land acknowledgement for your area, please include it in addition to your own written summary and provide a citation for where you found it.
Submit a brief summary of your findings, 100-200 words. Please use full sentences and check your grammar and spelling before posting. Provide links/description of your information sources, but formal citation style is not required.