Why Wilderness? Why, Indeed.

  A couple weeks ago I sat down with Why Wilderness: A report on Mismanagement in Lake Superior Provincial Park. Published in 1971, this collection of essays paired with a report on conditions in Ontario’s Lake Superior Provincial Park, specifically on resource extraction industries (namely timber), was organized by the Algonquin Wildlands League. Firstly, the book…

Summer 2016 Environmental Histories Worth Reading

Over the summer, Sean Kheraj and I took a break from recording our monthly #EnvHist Worth Reading videocasts. However, I did still publish environmental history worth reading lists. Click on the months to access May, June, and July!

“Park Consciousness”

I’ve watched this short 1930’s film about Minnesota’s state park system several times now and am interested in the term used at the beginning in the title of the article shown and in the narration: “park consciousness.” The term is called a “very definite factor” by the narrator and strikes me as a useful thought…