skip to main content
Oregon State University
Special Collections and Archives
Research Center

Gail Achterman Papers, 1975-2012View associated digital content.

Predominant Dates: 2003-2011

The Gail Achterman Papers consist of materials created by Oregon State University Institute of Natural Resources' creator and director Gail Achterman. Achterman led the institute from 2003 to 2011 and was renowned in the areas of natural resources and environmental law and policy. The collection chiefly consists of journals related to the Institute of Natural Resources and educational materials she shared during her time as director, as well as items pertaining to the Gail Achterman Willamette Legacy.

Reference access to Bright Lights: Discussion of the City is available upon request.

ID: MSS Achterman
Extent: 1.35 cubic feet
More Extent Information
Scope and Content Notes
Biographical / Historical Notes
Statement on Access: Collection is open for research.
Statement on Description: A flashdrive that was received with the collection included 73 files (in 18 folders) that totaled 3.22 Gbytes.  Only 3 of those files (3.22 Gbytes) have been described as part of the collection.
Preferred Citation: Gail Achterman Papers (MSS Achterman), Oregon State University Special Collections and Archives Research Center, Corvallis, Oregon.
Acquisition Note: The materials were donated to Special Collections and Archives in 2016 by Christopher Achterman.
Acquired: 02/10/2016.
Languages of Materials

Container List

Series 1: Master's Thesis, 1975 Add to Shelf
Series 1 consists of Achterman’s Master of Science Thesis that she completed in 1975 at the University of Michigan, which focuses on the Judicial Control of Administrative Discretion in the Development of Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Land Classification Policy.
Box-Folder 1.01: Master of Science Thesis, 1975 Add to Shelf
Series 2: Speeches, 2003-2011 Add to Shelf
Series 2 consists of speeches that Achterman gave throughout her years as the director of the Institute of Natural Resources.
Box-Folder 1.02: Land Grant Speech, circa 2003 Add to Shelf
Box-Folder 1.03: Various Speeches, 2003-2004 Add to Shelf
Box-Folder 1.04: Transportation Lessons from Scandinavia, 2008 Add to Shelf
Box-Folder 1.05: Conservation to Sustainability Speech, 2010 Add to Shelf
Digital Folder 1: Bright Lights: Discussion of the City, 2011 Add to Shelf
Bright Lights: Discussion of the City, an event held on March 21st, 2011, features Gail Achterman speaking about “The Next Great Migration” that is expected to be seen in the Willamette Valley in the future. Achterman focuses on the affects that a higher population will have on the Willamette Valley, including a lack of water, higher temperatures, and changes in population distribution. Achterman presents a project called Conservation 2050, which is a Land-Use Planning System that approaches a way to maintain the current condition of the Willamette Valley, while also preparing for a 5-million-person increase in the Valley’s population. This digital folder consists of three digital files of Achterman presenting this plan;  the first clip documents her speech, while the second and third show her answering questions from the audience. Reference access to this presentation is available upon request. While the file names indicate that there are 4 fiiles, only 3 files were received.
Series 3: Environmental Action Materials, 1995-2012 Add to Shelf
Series 3 consists of environmental action materials, which includes projects plans and reports, as well as materials from when she helped to build the Natural Resources Policy and Law Course Curriculum at Oregon State.
Box-Folder 1.06: Oregon Water Resources Research Institute (OWRRI) Summary Report, 1995 Add to Shelf
Box-Folder 1.07: Law and Policy Courses, 1996-2005 Add to Shelf
Box-Folder 1.08: Joint Interim Task Force Report, 1998 Add to Shelf
Box-Folder 1.09: Prelim Summary of Aggregate Mining in Oregon, 2005 Add to Shelf
Box-Folder 1.10: Upper WIllamette Recovery Plan, 2007 Add to Shelf
Box-Folder 1.11: Ecotrust 20 Year Report, 2011 Add to Shelf
Box-Folder 1.12: Gail Achterman Willamette Legacy, 2012 Add to Shelf
Series 4: Journals, Notebooks, and Planners, 2003-2011 Add to Shelf
Series 4 consists of the notebooks that Achterman kept while holding the position as director of the Institute of Natural Resources (INR), as well as notebooks from the Oregon Transportation Commission, and a handful of personal journals and planners.
Box-Folder 2.01: INR Notebook (#1), 2003-2004 Add to Shelf
Box-Folder 2.02: INR Notebook (#2), 2004 Add to Shelf
Box-Folder 2.03: INR Notebook (#3), 2004-2005 Add to Shelf
Box-Folder 2.04: INR Notebook (#4), 2005-2006 Add to Shelf
Box-Folder 2.05: INR Notebook (#5), 2006-2007 Add to Shelf
Box-Folder 2.06: INR Notebook (#6), 2007-2009 Add to Shelf
Box-Folder 2.07: INR Notebook (#7), 2009 Add to Shelf
Box-Folder 3.01: INR Notebook (#8), 2009-2011 Add to Shelf
Box-Folder 3.02: Retirement Notebook, 2011-2012 Add to Shelf
Box-Folder 3.03: Oregon Transportation Commission Notebook, 2007-2008 Add to Shelf
Box-Folder 3.04: Oregon Transportation Commission Notebook, 2008-2010 Add to Shelf
Box-Folder 3.05: Transition Notebook, 2010-2011 Add to Shelf
Box-Folder 3.06: Willamette River Basin Trip Journal, 2007-2008 Add to Shelf
Box-Folder 3.07: Weekly Planner/Notebook, 2011 Add to Shelf
Box-Folder 3.08: Weekly Planner/Notebook, 2012 Add to Shelf
Box-Folder 4.01: Rowing Journal, 2010 Add to Shelf
Box-Folder 4.02: Rowing Journal, 2010-2011 Add to Shelf
Series 5: Project Notes, 1987-2012 Add to Shelf
Series 5 consists of notebooks that Achterman kept during various projects, including notes on the Willamette river project and Research Office notes.
Box-Folder 4.03: Visionary Leadership Notes, 1987 Add to Shelf
Box-Folder 4.04: Journal of Forestry Notes, 2004 Add to Shelf
Box-Folder 4.05: Environmental Literature Notes, 2006 Add to Shelf
Box-Folder 4.06: Research Office Notes, 2006-2011 Add to Shelf
Box-Folder 4.07: Water Policy Notes, 2008-2010 Add to Shelf
Box-Folder 4.08: Willamette Notes, 2008-2011 Add to Shelf
Box-Folder 4.09: Willamette Notes, 2011-2012 Add to Shelf
Box-Folder 4.10: Wild in the City Notes, undated Add to Shelf
Related Materials