This website was launched in Corvallis, Oregon, USA, in 1994 and has been continuously online ever since. From 1994 until early 2018, all of the hundreds of reports, articles, editorials, photographs, videos, maps, and other digital content have been made available for free -- without a single advertisement, fundraising activity, subscription, request, or any other method of charging for these resources. We have recently made the decision (family, friendly advisors, and I) to begin making commercial products from this content in an effort to eventually make the NW Maps Co. website self-sufficient, or even profitable. Most of the current content is comprised of my own (or NW Maps Co.) copyrighted works from 1980 to the present, and there is an existing plan to eventually add newer commercial content as well. Beginning sometime in 2018 we will begin charging reasonable amounts for downloading select JPEG, PDF, and MP3 files from this website. Hundreds of such files will continue to remain free for most of the foreseeable future, particularly those products with other coauthors or other copyright holders. In addition to downloadable digital files, we are planning to begin publishing and distributing hardcopy books, ebook serials, color prints, and photographs in the near future to fully test our capabilities.
--Bob Zybach, Cottage Grove, Oregon, USA, January 22, 2018
|Zybach, Bob 2018. The Great Fires: Indian Burning and Catastrophic Forest Fire Patterns of the Oregon Coast Range, 1491-1951 (2nd Edition). Re-formatted version of original text, tables, maps, and figures of 2003 PhD dissertation: eliminated academic signature pages, condensed tables of contents, reduced font sizes, changed pagination, and improved utility. [Low-Res_2003 PDF: Currently Free. Expected release date for commercial PDF and hardbound versions: April 1, 2018.]|
|Zybach, Bob 1993, 1995, 2018. The 1994 Clinton Plan for Northwest Forests: Forest Science vs. Forest History. Originally submitted as Appendix B "Forest History and FEMAT Assumptions: A Critical Review of President Clinton's 1994 Northwest Forest Plan" on October 26, 1993. Slightly revised in subsequent 1995 limited edition. 101 pp. [Expected release date for commercial PDF and hardbound versions: May 1, 2018.]|
|Zybach, Bob 1996, 2018. Spotted Owls and the Columbia Gorge: Forest History, Science, and Politics, 1792-1996. Internal legal report commissioned by Porltand, Oregon law firm on behalf of southwest Washington client potentially affected by spotted owl regulations. Report never used, reviewed, or widely read. [Low-Res 1996 B&W PDF: Currently Free. Expected release date for full-color commercial PDF and hardbound versions: June 1, 2018.]|
|Zybach, Bob 1999, 2018. Soap Creek Valley, Oregon, 1491-1951: Oral History Research Methods, Contexts, and Applications for Documenting Landscape Histories. [Low-Res 1999 PDF: Currently Free. Expected release date for commercial PDF and hardbound versions: July 1, 2018.]|
Zybach, Bob 2019. The Ethnic Cleansing of Southwest Oregon: Eyewitnesses and Storytellers, March 27, 1855 - August 21, 1856. Expected release date for commercial PDF and hardbound versions: January 1, 2019.
Zybach, Bob and McKenzie Peters 2019. Persephone in Oregon: A Photographic Journey Through Time. Fine-art photography and original text telling of the mythical story of Persephone, had it taken place in a fantasy-based Oregon in a distant past. Written and illustrated by Bob Zybach and McKenzie Peters. Publication date: March 21, 2019. Current Amazon Kindle Series: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0798KJR2C
|Letitia Carson: The Long Road to Freedom, 1815-1888. Two historical novels have been published about the life of Letitia Carson, based on this research. Academic and popular versions of Carson's biography have been in the works for many years, in collaboration with Janet Meranda. In the interim, I have written several articles concerning Carson's life and Meranda has made signficant transcriptions of historical records that document the articles; both have been made freely available by Oregon Websites and Watersheds Project, Inc: http://www.orww.org/History/Letitia_Carson/index.html|
|1845 Oregon Trail Crossing. Letitia Carson was an illiterate ex-slave when she crossed the Oregon Trail in 1845, while giving birth to her daughter, Martha, along the way. Here military reports, correspondence, and daily journals and diaries are used to trace Letitia's journey with her family from Missouri to the Willamette Valley.|
Zybach, Bob, Mike Dubrasich, Greg Brenner and John Marker, with John Thomas 2009. U.S. Wildfire Economics Project: "The "One-Pager" Checklist. Two versions of an article focused on determining the true costs of large-scale wildfires by using cost-plus-loss analysis. This paper still gets regularly cited: http://www.wildfire-economics.org/Checklist/index.html Website never completed, but plans are to update and complete for testing in foreseeable future: http://www.wildfire-economics.org
|Articles & Editorials. Articles and editorials by Bob Zybach published in local, regional, and national publications from 1981 to the present. Most of these will remain free for the foreseeable future, but select writings are in the process of being anthologized so that they can be more readily referenced and cited by others.|
|Interviews & Photographs. Published and broadcast interviews and photographs by and of Bob Zybach. Most of these will remain free for the foreseeable future, but select writings are in the process of being anthologized so that they can be more readily referenced and cited by others.|
Maps. Published maps researched, designed, and/or edited by Bob Zybach. Most of these will remain free for the foreseeable future, but select maps are in the process of being digitized so that they can be individually sold and used.
|Presentations. Formal presentations givent to various audiences by Bob Zybach, beginning in the 1970s and continuing to the present. Early presentations were generally in the form of 1-4 page printed handouts or slide shows, that have not been preserved. Most later (post-2000) presentations have been in the form of PowerPoint slide shows and are in the process of being converted to PDF files before considering commericalization. Most of these will remain available and free for the foreseeable future.|
|Reports & Citations. Most of these will remain free for the foreseeable future, but select writings are in the process of being anthologized so that they can be more readily referenced and cited by others.|