Pine Meadow Ranch Center for Arts & Agriculture



Lecture Series on “Coexistence and Regeneration”

Speakers offer perspectives from the arts, humanities and environmental sciences; share their knowledge and experiences connecting history, living culture and ecology

Our selected speakers are a great fit for our program theme this year, helping to provide fresh perspectives and new connections. Here at the Ranch,  we concern ourselves with how to instill ethical relations of production and explore the role artists, culture bearers, scientists, scholars, and researchers play in nourishing radical imagination and facilitating transformative change. The lecture series will help bring these concepts to life over the next few months.”
– Ana Varas, arts projects coordinator for Pine Meadow Ranch Center for Arts and Agriculture

Our lecture series’ theme, “Coexistence and Regeneration,” is also the focus of this year’s residency program at the Ranch, and seeks to offer a more expansive perspective that recognizes the power of diverse ways of knowing and being. Lecturers in the series offer views from across the arts, humanities and environmental sciences to share their knowledge and experiences on connecting history, living culture and ecology.

“Coexistence and Regeneration: “Rethinking Fire”

Date: September 29, 2022

Time: 6 p.m. – 8 p.m.


Sisters Library

110 North Cedar Street

Sisters, OR 97759


Ken Van Rees, Professor Forest Soil, University of Saskatchewan and artist

Marko Bey and Belinda Brown,  Executive Director & Tribal Partnership Director of Lomakatsi Restoration Project

Nils Christoffersen, Executive Director of Wallowa Resources


Through its programming and activities, PMRCAA works with artists, educators, researchers and Tribal members to support the long-term resilience of the local ecosystem. As stewards of the land, the organization relies on a deep understanding of the local ecology and the application of time-tested techniques to conserve natural resources and maintain the fertile conditions in which life can flourish. Understanding how different entities within the ecosystem interact and coexist at PMRCAA has allowed the organization to focus on preserving the ranching tradition and maintaining agricultural land. The hope is to restore PMRCAA’s soil by understanding the diverse web of relationships responsible for maintaining its fertility.