Category: Fort Clatsop Report

Foraging in National Parks

The ancient practice of foraging has been gaining attention online in recent years. People with little to no foraging experience are enthralled with the practice – and rightfully so! Foraging is fun, fascinating, and a great way to get in touch with nature. What better place to forage than in a National Park?   Unfortunately, […]

Historic Preservation: Fort Clatsop

In the National Park Service, May is Historic Preservation month! As a National Historical Park, part of Fort Clatsop’s mission is to preserve not only the story of the Lewis and Clark Expedition, the many Indigenous peoples, and the landscape, but the replica of Fort Clatsop itself. As the re-creation of Fort Clatsop is constructed […]

Chinook Wawa: Preserving a Language

On March 6, 2022, Oregon Public Broadcasting posted an article titled “Linguists and an Oregon family work together to preserve an Indigenous language.” It’s a heart-warming read about the preservation of the Kalapyua language, a language where the last ‘first language’ speaker of it passed away in 1971. What’s then heartbreaking is the fact that […]