JOHN DAY – The Malheur National Forest is hosting a Passport in Time Project this summer. According to a recent release, this is the final season of a multi-year project to learn more about the lives of miners as part of the Oregon Chinese Diaspora Project. Teams will be conducting field surveys in known placer mining areas, as well as metal detector surveys and limited test excavation. The dates for the project are in June and July, but apply by April 19th.
Find the full Forest Service release below:
(Release from the Malheur National Forest)
The Malheur National Forest is hosting a Passport in Time Project this summer!
This is the final season of a multi-year project to learn more about the lives of these miners as part of the Oregon Chinese Diaspora Project (OCDP). We will be conducting field survey in known placer mining areas looking for evidence of Chinese camps.
We will also conduct metal detector survey and limited test excavation at likely miners’ camp locations. This has been a great project with fantastic, interesting results thus far – we hope you’ll join us for our final year on the project!
Dates for the project are
June 28-July 2, 2021 and applications are due April 19, 2021
Covid-19 protocols will be followed, including wearing masks and social distancing.