Said, Flood, Floods

This is the 212th post in my series that explores the most-used words in the top stories shared among Environmental Historians and Environmental Humanities scholars on Twitter each week.  Here are the top articles among environmental historians and humanities scholars this past week (March 22, 2021 – March 28, 2021): Monday: “Silver Veins, Dusty Lungs: …

‘Parks Are Not for Profit,’ or Park Mythology and White Denial

By denying the complicated reality of parks, white settler governments and environmental organizations have created a park mythos that privileges their viewpoints, power structures, and profits.

A Reluctant Steward: Alberta and Its Parks

This article originally appeared on the Network in Canadian History and Environment (NICHE). This past week the Alberta Provincial Government announced it’s plan to ‘optimize’ its park system. This includes: The full or partial closure of twenty parks. Shortened operating seasons. Fewer groomed cross-country tracks Closures of a few visitor information centres Service fee increases A proposal to …

People, Parks, Will

This is the 159th post in my series that explores the most-used words in the top stories shared among Environmental Historians and Environmental Humanities scholars on Twitter each week.  Here are the top articles among environmental historians and humanities scholars this past week (March 9, 2020 – March 15, 2020): Alberta's 'optimization' of its parks …

Humans and Dogs and Bears, Oh My! – A Summer Podcast Reflection

This post originally appeared on the Network in Canadian History and Environment website. This clip shows Bear 148. Bear 148 was an iconic and beloved grizzly bear from Banff National Park who met her early demise in British Columbia after being relocated there just months earlier. A thirteen second clip of a bear munching on …

“Do not want hippies, motorcycles or Catholics”: The Public’s Vision for Fish Creek PP, 1974

I have written on numerous occasions, even fashioned an entire article, on the necessity for park historians to bring the voice of the general public to the forefront of park history. Giving voice to the people for whom the parks were created or to those who were directly affected by the park creation is not …