Your Land, My Land: Using and Preserving Oregon’s Natural Resources Guest Speaker: Veronica Dujon, Professor of Sociology at Portland State University
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Oregonians are known for a fierce sense of independence and a rugged individuality, qualities long associated with natural resource vocations such as logging, fishing, farming, and ranching. The state is also known for its progressive environmental policies. Our sense of connection to a place informs our values and our approaches to conflict over resource and land use in our communities. Veronica Dujon, professor of sociology at Portland State University—whose research focuses on gillnet fishermen on the Lower Columbia and the conflict over water rights in the Klamath Basin—invites you to consider the various meanings we in Oregon have come to attach to different places in the state and to explore how these attachments shape our desire both to use and to preserve our natural resources.