I was recently invited to be the Writer-in-Residence at the H.J. Andrews Experimental Forest this Summer. These residencies are part of the Long-Term Ecological Reflections program sponsored by the Spring Creek Project, in conjunction with the U.S. ForestService. Now in its twelfth year, and intended to continue for 200 years, Long-Term Ecological Reflections aims to encourage writing and thinking that is finely attuned to place, and to the deep continuity of natural and human processes. Previous writers-in-residence at the Andrews Forest have included Jane Hirshfield, Joseph Bruchac, Linda Hogan, Scott Russell Sanders, MaryEvelyn Tucker, DJ Spooky, Pattiann Rogers, Alison Hawthorne Deming, Sandra Alcosser, Robert Michael Pyle, Robin Kimmerer, Scott Slovic, and David Gessner among others. I couldn’t be more honored or thrilled. Viva la Oregon!