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

Rediscovering Emigration Creek: Lost Urban Waters Brought Back to Life

Rediscovering Emigration Creek: Lost Urban Waters Brought Back to Life

Brian Tonetti describes the value and process of daylighting the creeks in the Salt Lake Valley. "As a skier, water is the most essential ingredient. Skiing is a water sport. Without the precious "Greatest Snow on Earth," I would not be able to participate in my life's passions and our outdoor industry, amounting to millions of dollars of state revenue, would suffer. As a New York-transplant, I followed in the footsteps of many before chasing the snow west. Upon arriving, I found endless powder fields, glorious peaks, and sublime canyons. I wanted more."
A brief time within the industrial sublime

A brief time within the industrial sublime

Joel Berg shares his experience of looking at the Dugway Proving Ground in the third part of our series on the Industrial Sublime. The writing and images for this series emerged from "Mineral, Chemical, Spectacle" field study class in the Environmental Studies Program at Westminster College.

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

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