“Exploring the Meaning of Watershed ‘Health'”

Spring Creek’s and Reflections’ third field symposium was held October 19-21, 2006 at the Andrews Forest. The symposium brought together twenty distinguished creative writers, thinkers, artists, and ecologists to engage a critical question in this time of destruction and restoration: What is a healthy watershed? Are there analogies between watershed health and human health? What is illness in a watershed? What is thriving? By bringing together people of theory and practice, we hope to create a community of appreciation and common purpose across different disciplines and discourses. The final event of the symposium was held on the OSU campus and included a larger group of people who are in a position to use these ideas for practical purposes-watershed council members, health practitioners, environmental activists, legislative leaders.