The print. (Oregon City, Oregon) 1977-1989, May 25, 1983, Page 7, Image 7

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THE ORIGINAL BARN of Peter French, of
the “P” ranch, was one of the many sights
explored by College students who traveled
to Malheur National Wildlife Refuge, two
weeks ago.
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College contributes to Malheur reserve
By Rick Obritschkewitsch
(Second of a two-part
Malheur National Wildlife
Refuge has been a part of
Clackamas Community Col­
lege’s science program for
several years. But the refuge is
open to more people than just
those going down on a field trip
with classmates.
Because the College con­
tributes to the upkeep of
Malheur, 50 cents per Full
Time Equivalency (FTE),
students and employees of the
College have the opportunity
to" visit the refuge at a dis­
counted price. This includes
the use of dorms, trailers and
cafeteria facilities.
Florence Lee, science in­
structor at the College, said
Malheur is “invaluable” to the
science program because “it
allows students to get out in the
John Snively, a science in­
structor here, is currently the
College’s representative on the
refuge’s executive board.
For those who have the
time and desire, Malheur offers
classes that are transferrable to
any college in the country, Lee
said. Some classes last a few
weeks, while other last a com­
plete term. Persons could also
take a “full load” of classes for a
To do this, a person would
‘Meek’ video places
Two Clackamas Com­
munity College students were
recently named winners in the
Northwest Film Studies Film
and Video Contest.
Todd Sonflieth and
Duanne Luckow’s video, “Joe
Meek: Mountain Man to
Legislator” was among 13 Col­
lege level entries. “There were
no place levels. They had 96
entries altogether (all
categories) and they picked
seven winners,” Sonflieth said.
Wednesday May 25, 1983
“There were no places. In the
college level there were 13 en­
tries.” Four entries were award­
“It was a documentary
about Joe Meek, about his life.
He started out as a mountain
man and became Oregon’s first
legislator and sheriff. It took
about 20 weeks to make
altogether,” Sonflieth said.
“It was not a film, it was a
video tape. Many people get
the two mixed up,” he said.
spend a whole term living on
the refuge, learning about
geology via the lava beds,
botony via the many plants, or­
nithology via the many bids,
and the list goes on.
The refuge has dorms and
trailers available because it was
originally used for the Jobs
The refuge offers a
42-mile self-guided auto tour.
Sites that can be seen on the
tour include the former
residence of Peter French, the
previous owner of the land on
which the refuge sits. The area,
in the shape of a lopsided “T,”
is approximately 37 miles wide
and 41 miles long, totaling 181
thousand acres.
But still on the land from
the day’s of French is the “P”
ranch, with the original barn
still standing. Also still on the
land is the Round Barn, which
French used for such things as
breaking horses.
For those who have never
been to the refuge before, the
first stop should probably be at
the museum and information
center, to pick up maps and
brochures on places to go and
things to see.
Some of the other sites to
see include the lava caves,
which countain a few large
craters, a walk through the
wilderness area of Coyote
Butte, and a ride in a canoe
near Rattlesnake Butte.
Fishing and hunting are
permitted in certain areas dur­
ing various times and there are
areas provided for overnight
camping. To use the dorm and
cafeteria facilities the refuge
should be notified prior to a
Watch for Troy
Maben's review
of “Return of the
Jedi” in next
week's issue of
The Print.
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