Welcome to the Public Lands History Center!

Established in 2007, the award-winning Public Lands History Center (PLHC) integrates research, education, and outreach in the best tradition of a land-grant university. Projects with National Parks and other public land management agencies enlist faculty, graduate students, and other researchers to conduct historical research that directly informs current resource management challenges. Our American West Program seeks to expose audiences to significant research, dynamic speakers, narratives of change and contestation, and the excitement of interdisciplinary dialogue on human-environment issues in the West.  The PLHC gets students out of the classroom and into the field to get the experience and connections they need for fulfilling careers after graduation.

Getting Out of the Classroom and Into the Field – Student Blogs

During the summer, the PLHC hires graduate students to work for various federal agencies. Some graduate students are actively blogging about their experiences while they intern. Below are links to some blogs, feel free to check out their pages!

Dustin Clark, a graduate student at Colorado State University, is interning at Yellowstone National Park’s Heritage Research Center as a museum collections curatorial intern: https://yellowstonehrc.wordpress.com/

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Katie Oldberg, a graduate student at Colorado State University, is interning with the invasive species management crew in Rocky Mountain National Park in Colorado:  https://designinghistoryblog.wordpress.com/

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Kaitlyn Cherry, graduate student at Colorado State University, is interning as a curatorial intern with the Grant-Kohrs National Historic Site in Deer Lodge, Montana: https://curatinghistorygrantkohrs.wordpress.com/

Hannah Ashley, a graduate student at Colorado State University, is interning at Yellowstone National Park’s Heritage Research Center as a museum collections curatorial intern : https://findingyellowstone.wordpress.com/

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