A conversation about place and nature grounded in the Emigration Creek Watershed

An EC2 interview with Joni Adamson

Dr. Joni Adamson is one of the outstanding scholars in the field of Environmental Humanities, and a delightful person to talk to. Jeff met her when we were both part of an NEH seminar in Environmental and Borderlands History.
Industrial Sublimes

Industrial Sublimes

"We took a minute just to stare at it. When you see Kennecott Copper Mine from the sky it is hard to grasp its size, and when you see it from across the valley it’s even harder. When you stare at the mine from a lookout view somewhere in the Oquirrhs it’s actually no easier to understand the size of this giant hole, but it makes you feel small. From the lookout there are trucks that are dwarfed by the size of the mine. There is a school bus somewhere around the middle of the mine. It looked like a toy parked there, but for some reason it’s still impossible to understand the size of the hole."
Introducing our new student Editor: Claire Navarra

Introducing our new student Editor: Claire Navarra

~The new year means that it is time to welcome a new student editor to EC Squared. We've asked Claire to introduce herself with a letter.~ "Go places that inspire you. Go where you can find inspiration from simple things; clear water, fresh air, big rocks and trees. Inspiration is what fuels change."
Wilderness is a populist resource (1958)

Wilderness is a populist resource (1958)

Statement of William A. Van Allen at San Francisco Hearing RE: the Wilderness Act on November 10, 1958 (Denver Public Library: Conservation Collection. CONS 130)

My name is William A Van Allen of Los Angeles. I do not represent a

The Trouble with Humans

The Trouble with Humans

I want to start a running conversation about wilderness and the idea of wilderness itself. This will require active participation by anyone reading this article, as I think the idea of wilderness is one of the biggest issues environmentalism is

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