“Practically speaking, a life that is vowed to simplicity, appropriate boldness, good humor, gratitude, unstinting work and play, and lots of walking brings us close to the actually existing world and its wholeness.” That’s the poet and environmentalist Gary Snyder.…
A freewheeling conversation about nature and place, grounded in the Emigration Creek Watershed
What does it take to rebuild a river? Why should we bother?
Charles Bowden taught me how to write. For that I'll always be thankful
How far should we go to reshape nature? Gordon Creek, in Morgan County, Utah, is a perennial stream that supports two populations of Bonneville Cutthroat Trout, one an endemic species to the creek, and the other from a fish population…
Student editor Daniel Goodman introduces ideas about how discussions of place, environmentalism, and nature can help shape social constructs and calls for others to join the conversation by sharing their own experiences.
Jason Blauch, interviewed by Katy Dalrymple about his experience as an outdoor guide and his work in the Outdoor Recreation Program at Westminster.
Jeff Nichols takes a run with his dog in mountain lion country and ends up thinking about cows.
Jeff Nichols looks to avoid grading student papers and starts looking for wildlife in Yellowstone instead.
Olaus Murie drove down from Jackson Hole, WY, stepped out of his role as director of the Wilderness Society and spoke at a Wilderness Bill hearing in Salt Lake City, offering an impassioned plea for wilderness, offering a "human angle" instead of an economic one.
The hydraulic civilization of the American West is a lunatic enterprise and probably doomed as currently configured. Lunatic? Well, yes: the goal of modern hyper-capitalist civilization, nowhere more emphatically than in the growth-maniac Southwest, is continual population growth and resource consumption in the face of clearly delimited resources (oil, water, food).
A photo essay by Arlene Landry
Throughout the year EC Squared will offer a series of reflections about the place of wilderness today and consider its implications for generations yet to come.
"Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed, citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has." Margaret Mead
There’s going to be a big Clean Air demonstration at the Utah State Capitol on Saturday, 25 January. Lots of my colleagues and students are planning to attend – they’re chattering on social media, writing table flyers, preparing signs.
Our goal is to add a bit of sense to the web, to take that curiosity and let it simmer in a crockpot for a little while until we can see our own place in it. Fortunately, we have had some wonderful models that we encourage you to take a look at. Here's an annotated bibliography of some of my favorites.
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