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:

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]