The Gorge Community Foundation is one of the title sponsors of the 2021-22 Sense of Place lecture series, hosted by Mt. Adams Institute.  The series, connecting people through place and storytelling,

features presenters with a unique knowledge of the Columbia River Gorge and who consider the natural, cultural, and political history that has shaped this place.  The presenters can include scientists, tribal members, authors, farmers, and many others from throughout the Pacific Northwest. The information and stories shared at these talks deepens our understanding of the Gorge and strengthens our connection to the landscape and each other.

The 12th season of Sense of Place series includes:

  • October 13: The Unusual Mushrooms of Cascadia
  • November 10: Rare Carnivores of the High Cascades
  • December 8: Debris Flows from Mount Adams and Mount Hood
  • January 12: Native Bees of the Gorge
  • February 9: A Model of Health: A History of Community Health Workers in the Gorge
  • March 9: Rajneeshees in Oregon
  • April 13: Forests, Wildfire, Timber Wars and Finding Common Ground: A Panel Discussion

Please note: Oct., Nov. and Dec. lectures are online.  Look for the Gorge Community Foundation’s logo on the Sense of Place website and newsletter!