Rodney Bohner, Graduate Student, University of Oregon

Proposal Type


  • Seeking Additional Presenters
  • Seeking General Feedback and Interest
Related Topics
  • Material Culture
  • Place
  • Preservation

In view of their significance in relation to Oregon’s commerce, conservation, recreation, in addition to the fact that many are already, or are nearing, 50 years of age, the need to evaluate fish hatcheries as historic resources has reached certain imperativeness. This project will address an important gap by (1) establishing a statewide historical context (2) conducting a selective reconnaissance-level survey of all operational and extant State-operated facilities (15 sites); and finally, (3) providing a foundation document prioritizing future preservation actions regarding fish hatchery sites utilizing the analysis and evaluation of survey results.


In addition to general feedback, I am looking to join a panel, roundtable, or Petchakucha session. My project goal is a baseline document to aid future researchers and managing agencies assessing historical resources of fish hatchery sites for their National Register of Historic Places (NRHP) eligibility and communicating that history to hatchery visitors and public-at-large.

If you have a direct offer of assistance, sensitive criticism, or wish to pass along someone’s contact information confidentially, please get in contact directly: Rodney Bohner, [email protected]

If you have general ideas or feedback to share, please feel free to use the comments feature below.

All feedback and offers of assistance should be submitted by July 2, 2017.


1 comment
  1. This sounds really interesting and has practical dimensions that will be valuable to the region. I might suggest including in your consideration the perspectives of Native people on the salmon resource and effects of hatcheries. I know of at least one group effort on behalf of Seattle’s Muckleshoot community to oppose the introduction of GMO salmon into management plans, for instance. A leader in that food sovereignty discussion is Valerie Segrest. I’d be happy to put you in touch if that is of interest.

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