Restoration and conservation of oak habitats in the PNW
Want to learn more about our local Tribes?
The Growing Oaks team collaborates with representatives of both the Confederated Tribes of the Grand Ronde (CTGR) and the Confederated Tribes of the Siletz Indians (CTSI). We are incredibly grateful to be able to collaborate with them, and we recognize that Willamette University was built on land initially stewarded by the Kalapuya people. There are many pre-colonial Oregon white oaks on the Willamette University campus, including those in the parking lot medians. Despite the violence of colonization, Oregon white oaks have survived along with descendants of the Kalapuyan peoples who are members of the current Grand Ronde and Siletz Tribes.
As we continue to grow our collaborations with both tribes, we want to foster a setting where people can learn more about the tribes, and their histories, as well as support them outside of our project. You can learn more about both tribes by visiting their websites below.