Spring Creek Project

There are presently no open calls for submissions.

The Spring Creek Project brings together the practical wisdom of environmental science, the clarity of philosophy, and the transformational power of the written word and the arts to envision and inspire just and joyous relations with the planet and with one another.

Our organization offers residencies at two locations in Oregon—the Shotpouch Cabin in the Oregon Coast Range and the H.J. Andrews Experimental Forest in the western Cascade Range. We also host campus and community events and programs in Corvallis and virtual events online. 


Shotpouch Cabin Residencies

  • The Graduate Student Research and Writing Residency is offered to Oregon State University graduate students who are engaged in a writing and/or research project that aligns with the mission of the Spring Creek Project, such as a thesis or dissertation project, independent study, or internship in the humanities or environmental sciences. The one-week retreat is offered during Summer, Spring, and Winter breaks. Faculty members are invited to nominate graduate students in the humanities or environmental sciences. 


  • The Spring Creek Project Faculty Residency is offered to Oregon State University faculty members who are engaged in a project that aligns with the mission of the Spring Creek Project. 


H.J. Andrews Experimental Forest Residencies

  • The Long-Term Ecological Reflections program hosts Fall and Spring Writers-in-Residence Programs at the H.J. Andrews Experimental Forest. The resident writers live at the Andrews Forest for one to two weeks, interact with the scientists, explore the forest, and write. Writers are asked to visit several Long-Term Ecological Reflections plots, long-term research plots or other places of ecological interest, and to contribute their written reflections to The Forest Log.


Our open submissions are listed below. 

Spring Creek Project