On October 29, 2014, the EC2 team – Brent Olson and Jeff Nichols – sat down with Dr. Peter Boag in the elegant Hotel Monaco in Salt Lake City for our first-ever EC2 interview. Peter is professor and Columbia Chair…
A freewheeling conversation about nature and place, grounded in the Emigration Creek Watershed
Dan puts forth some of his own ideas relating to the latest episode on water Dan: The latest episode of Earth: A New Wild touched on many of the same subjects that it has in the past, although I think…
Dan starts off the conversation again this week with responses by Brent and Jeff to come shortly. Dan: One thing that struck me as truly interesting in this episode was when Jeremy Jackson mentioned that humans are “nostalgic about how…
Dan gets the conversation about "Earth: A New Wild" started this week while Jeff and Brent get caught up by watching both episodes 1 and 3.
This is the first installment of our conversation about the new PBS "nature" series "Earth: A New Wild" We'll be posting these weekly, as soon after the new episodes air on Wednesday as we can. Feel free to join the conversation.
“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.…
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).
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