Have you ever wanted to visit the Ice Age? You can...right here in Tualatin! The Tualatin Ice Age Discovery Trail is a self-guided walking tour of sites where you can look at, learn about-and even touch-the time of the last great glacial advance. Follow the trail to discover erratic boulders, mastodons and sloths, and a landscape re-shaped on a massive scale by floods beyond anything in recorded history.
Paul Hennon, Community Services Director.
This project made possible by a grant from the Washington County Visitors Association and other funding through a partnership with the Tualatin Historical Society, Tualatin Chamber of Commerce, and the City of Tualatin.
Sea Reach, Ltd. created, designed, and produced this web app as well as designed and wrote the content for the Tualatin Ice Age Discovery Trail Interpretive Plan.
Paul Hennon, Community Services Director, City of Tualatin, shared his vision and insights to help propel this project forward. In over 20 years of service with the City of Tualatin, Paul has successfully incorporated Ice Age History into a variety of large and small municipal projects from parks to developments.
Yvonne Addington, former City Administrator, Tualatin Historical Society Past President, passionate and tireless advocate for Tualatin’s Ice Age legacy, helped with chronology, research and planning advice.
Larry McClure, Tualatin Heritage Center Director, provided support and helpful commentary.
Linda Moholt, CEO, Tualatin Chamber of Commerce, advised on visitor information for the City of Tualatin.
Bill Baker, President, Total Destination Marketing, designed an Ice Age Tourism Marketing Plan that was an important catalyst for the Ice Age Discovery Trail.
Scientific Consultants and Reviewers:
Rick & Sylvia Thompson, Lower Columbia Chapter, Ice Age Floods Institute (IAFI), coordinated up-to-date scholarly research sources and contributed substantially to the interpretive content of this Plan.
Daniel M. Gilmour, M.A., R.P.A, former PSU graduate student in archaeology, shared his thesis on Willamette Valley megafauna and provided much helpful fact-checking and additional information for the Harlan’s Ground Sloth exhibit.
Dr. Greg McDonald, Senior Curator of Natural History, Park Museum Management Program, National Park Service, provided helpful commentary and feedback regarding our discussion of the Harlan’s Ground Sloth exhibit.
Dr. Scott Burns, Professor of Geology at Portland State University, helped to identify trail route stops and shared valuable insights about the geology and Ice Age stories at each location. Cataclysms on the Columbia: The Great Missoula Floods Revised Second Edition, which he co-authored, is one of the primary source materials for the interpretive content in this Plan.
Dr. Virginia L. Butler, Professor of Anthropology at Portland State University, has been a valuable resource for promoting Ice Age discovery in the area, especially as an advisor to Daniel M. Gilmour during his thesis work on Willamette Valley megafauna.
Peter Reedijk, Design Director
Jasleen Bedi, web-development intern from Bradley University.