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

Sport Climbers in a Traditional World

Sport Climbers in a Traditional World

Traditionally, Little Cottonwood Canyon has been referred to by many rock climbers as a “bolt-less” or “bolt free” canyon. Anyone with climbing experience in the canyon though, knows that this phrase is meant more often to express the type of…
Earth Day 2015

Earth Day 2015

With Earth Day just a couple of weeks around the corner, many of us may find ourselves asking, “Just what is Earth Day and why is it important?” Earth Day is celebrated every year on April 22nd, following suit with…
Up a Creek, But Not Without a Paddle

Up a Creek, But Not Without a Paddle

As nature lovers and environmentalists alike, we all know what it means to enjoy the solitude that one can only find in nature. Nothing can quite compare to that feeling of inner peace when you know that it is just…
EC2’s Interview with Peter Boag

EC2’s Interview with Peter Boag

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…
Earth: A New Wild – Episode 4 – Oceans

Earth: A New Wild – Episode 4 – Oceans

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…
Taku Practice

Taku Practice

“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.…
Remaking Gordon Creek

Remaking Gordon Creek

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…

A Conversation Starter

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.
Cat

Cat

Jeff Nichols takes a run with his dog in mountain lion country and ends up thinking about cows.
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