Read More - PLHC Alumni: Where Are They Now?
The American Society for Environmental History awarded the Rachel Carson Prize for Best Dissertation to Dr. Will Wright. Dr. Wright was the graduate fellow on PLHC’s Global Challenges Research Team, which brought scholars in ecology and history together to discuss common and divergent threads in their approach to conservation. After he graduated, Dr. Wright also […]
Read More - Telling Untold Stories: A profile of Kristy Ornelas, First-year Student in the History Graduate Program
CSU Source featured our very own PRSE fellow Kristy Ornelas. Learn how she got excited about public lands and decided to attend CSU for her master’s degree in history! Follow this link to read her story: https://libarts.source.colostate.edu/telling-untold-stories-kristy-ornelas/
Read More - Congratulations Shaun Rose!
Shaun Rose presented his work at the Graduate Student Showcase, which earned him the College of Liberal Arts Highest Achievement in Scholarship Award. Shaun’s presentation is an extension of work he has done on a project for the PLHC! You can see a recorded version of Shaun’s presentation on Cultural Resource Management at Fisher’s Peak here. Congratulations […]
Read More - New Publication by CSU History Alumnus!
“A History of Land Use and Vegetation Change in California Park, a High-Elevation Rangeland in Northwestern Colorado” By Dillon M. Maxwell, Charles C. Rhoades, Lincoln Bramwell, Mark W. Paschke U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station (2021) Abstract: For centuries, humans occupied and altered California Park, a unique high-elevation rangeland in northwestern […]
Read More - Fall 2021 American West Program with Yufna Soldier Wolf
The American West Program Returns in 2021 On October 14th, the Public Lands History Center brought the American West Program back from a year-long hiatus. Featuring Northern Arapaho speaker Yufna Soldier Wolf, the hybrid event hosted attendees in person and online. Soldier Wolf’s daughter, Blue Soldier Wolf, opened the event by reading the CSU land […]
Read More - PLHC Featured in National Geographic
The PLHC’s community storytelling project recently gained attention in one of the most widely-recognized nature publications anywhere: National Geographic. Freelance photojournalist, Andria Hautamaki, authored the article. The Colorado-based reporter discovered the PLHC’s Public Landemic project online. The project and the PLHC sparked her curiosity. In developing the article, the reporter noticed that the Public Landemic […]
Read More - PLHC launches ‘Public Landemic’ project
COVID-19 inspires PLHC’s ‘Public Landemic’ Project What is a Public Landemic? Efforts to slow the spread of COVID-19 have radically changed recreation and leisure landscape in Colorado. The pandemic caused ski resorts to close at the height of height of spring ski season. Climbing gyms and fitness centers closed their doors. Closures of businesses including […]
Read More - PLHC Hosts Alumni Career Panel at History Day 2020
History Day 2020: Connecting college, career with CSU alumni On March 6th, the Public Lands History Center welcomed forty high school students from Rocky Mountain High School (RMHS) and Berthoud High School (BHS) to campus for History Day, a collaborative program that raises awareness of the history major and career options for historians. In 2018 […]
Read More - CSU Instructor, Douglas Sheflin, Receives Choice Designation for Legacies of Dust
Colorado State University History faculty member, Dr. Douglas Sheflin, was selected to receive the 2019 Choice Outstanding Academic Title designation for his book, Legacies of Dust: Land Use and Labor in the Colorado Plains. The award recognizes the top academic titles of the year, as reviewed by Choice. Dr. Sheflin has also participated on an American […]
Read More - Faculty Director Jared Orsi Published in The Conversation
Last Week, PLHC Faculty Director Dr. Jared Orsi published an article in The Conversation discussing Quitobaquito, an oasis in Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument. As Dr. Orsi points out, the oasis’s past is rich with connection. Over the course of its long human history, the oasis attracted a variety of different land users, each of […]