Two weeks ago the staff of Opal Creek Ancient Forest Center gathered in Jawbone Flats to celebrate the end of another successful program season. Seasonal staff were getting ready to depart their tiny cabins and Jawbone Flats, a place they have called home for the past 7 months.
In my short time living in Jawbone Flats, I have paid attention to what brings people here, what keeps people coming back, and what makes some people stick around.
What are Jawbone Journals?
Every season, we ask our staff inside and outside the gate to share some of their personal experiences - what Opal Creek means to them, why they do the work they do, and what will stay with them after they move on to new adventures. These are their voices from the forest.