Welcome to Chatakuin, the Five Oaks Historic Site!
Check back often as we grow this webpage and add more content about Chatakuin, oak savannas, and the Tualatin Valley. Scroll down to view our downloadable content and resources for further learning.
The mural illustration above is by Aki Ruiz. It depicts the Five Oaks as both part of an oak savanna and part of a farm.
The interpretive panels were designed by Jordan Rosenblum. This project has been funded in part by the Oregon Heritage Commission, Oregon Parks and Recreation Department.
Download the Five Oaks Rack Card for a quick explanation of the site and directions to visit it.
This site guide contains resources for teaching about the Five Oaks Historic Site as a case study of environmental stewardship and historical changes in Oregon and the Tualatin Valley. Use this guide in your classroom or while onsite to enhance your visit with the Five Oaks.
We recommend these organizations, articles, and resources for further research and learning:
Native history and cultural burns
- Confederated Tribes of Grand Ronde History and Culture
- Essential Understandings of Native Americans in Oregon
- Restoring fire: prescribed burn at Quamash Prairie reconnects land, culture and habitat from Oregon Metro
- Fire, Forests, and Our Land: An Indigenous Ecological Perspective from Nonprofit Quarterly
Oak savanna and native plant restoration
- Tualatin Soil and Water Conservation District
- A Landowner’s Guide for Restoring and Managing Oregon White Oak Habitats from the Bureau of Land Management
- Oregon White Oak and Wildlife: Tools for Family Forestland Owners from Woodland, Fish & Wildlife