Central Oregon: Adaptation and Compromise in an Arid Landscape

Central Oregon is known primarily as an outdoor recreation center but beneath its regional playground surface it possesses a vital history. Its past, while sharing characteristics with the rest of the state and nation, is also unique. Central Oregon's is a history of adaptation and compromise in an area that offered great promise and few resources. Author Paul G. Claeyssens is the Heritage and Tribal Relations Program Manager for the Deschutes and Ochoco national forests. Author Ward Tonsfeldt has a resource management consulting business in Bend.