PLHC Featured in National Geographic

The PLHC’s community storytelling project recently gained attention in one of the most widely-recognized nature publications anywhere: National Geographic. Freelance photojournalist, Andria Hautamaki, authored the article. The Colorado-based reporter discovered the PLHC’s Public Landemic project online. The project and the PLHC sparked her curiosity. In developing the article, the reporter noticed that the Public Landemic […]

PLHC launches ‘Public Landemic’ project

COVID-19 inspires PLHC’s ‘Public Landemic’ Project What is a Public Landemic? Efforts to slow the spread of COVID-19 have radically changed recreation and leisure landscape in Colorado. The pandemic caused ski resorts to close at the height of height of spring ski season. Climbing gyms and fitness centers closed their doors. Closures of businesses including […]

Collaboration with Colorado Parks and Wildlife Featured on Podcast

The Office of the Vice President for Research recently launched a podcast, State of Research. The podcast showcases research initiatives at Colorado State University from a variety of disciplines. In the inaugural episode, host, Ty Betts, highlighted the Public Lands History Center’s ongoing research partnership with Colorado Parks and Wildlife. Now in its second year, […]

Researcher Tim Johansen on Working with the Public Lands History Center

Graduate Research Assistant, Tim Johansen, reflects on race and parks Graduate Research Assistant, Tim Johansen, contributed the following reflection on his time working with the PLHC on its project with Shenandoah National Park. After completing my M.A. in History at Colorado State University, I was fortunate enough to become part of this project. I was […]

Scotts Bluff National Monument Research Road Trip

Following the Overland Trails This summer, the PLHC was working to wrap up a project for Scotts Bluff National Monument. Researcher and recent graduate, Poppie Gullett, has shared a bit about the project and her experience completing archival research during a summer road trip to Scotts Bluff National Monument, Agate Fossil Beds National Monument, and Legacy of […]

American West Program to Feature CSU Extension on Colorado Farmers and Ranchers

On October 5th, the Public Lands History Center and CSU Extension will partner on an edition of the American West Program highlighting Colorado’s farmers and ranchers. Presenters: Joanne Littlefield, Ph.D., (Director, Extension Outreach and Engagement) C.J. Mucklow (Extension Western Regional Director) Rick Knight, Ph.D.  (Professor, Human Dimensions of Natural Resources, Warner College) In 1914, Congress […]