Grain elevator in Cadillac, SK. No longer a registered delivery point.  
source: Off the Beaten Path – with Chris & Connie – BIGDoer.com http://www.bigdoer.com/15824/exploring-history/prairie-sentinels-cadillac-saskatchewan/
Grain elevator in Cadillac, SK. No longer a registered delivery point. source: Off the Beaten Path – with Chris & Connie – BIGDoer.com http://www.bigdoer.com/15824/exploring-history/prairie-sentinels-cadillac-saskatchewan/
Source: Black Hour (Flicker Commons); "The people want environmental justice: The second annual "Love Yo Mama" celebration in East Oakland put environmental justice back into Earth Day (April 2010)
Source: Black Hour (Flicker Commons); "The people want environmental justice: The second annual "Love Yo Mama" celebration in East Oakland put environmental justice back into Earth Day (April 2010)
View over Mackenzie Delta from Cessna 172 - En route from Inuvik to Tuktoyaktuk - Northwest Territories - Canada
View over Mackenzie Delta from Cessna 172 - En route from Inuvik to Tuktoyaktuk - Northwest Territories - Canada
Featured Image: A farmer loads his manure spreader in Shelby County, Iowa, 1941. Image from Wikimedia Commons.
Featured Image: A farmer loads his manure spreader in Shelby County, Iowa, 1941. Image from Wikimedia Commons.

Environmental History, Conservation, and the Social Sciences

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If we are honest with ourselves, environmental historians will often admit to nagging doubts about whether our vocation is a useful one. Amid increasingly obvious signs of a climate change, […]

Raising Cattle, Losing People: Tracking soil nitrogen in Wise Creek, Saskatchewan

Grain elevator in Cadillac, SK. No longer a registered delivery point.  
source: Off the Beaten Path – with Chris & Connie – BIGDoer.com http://www.bigdoer.com/15824/exploring-history/prairie-sentinels-cadillac-saskatchewan/

Editor’s Note: This is part of a series showing the work of the Sustainable Farm Systems project. Southwestern Saskatchewan is an isolated area where the low population density makes it easy […]

#EnvHist Worth Reading: December 2016

Source: Black Hour (Flicker Commons); "The people want environmental justice: The second annual "Love Yo Mama" celebration in East Oakland put environmental justice back into Earth Day (April 2010)

Every month I carefully track the most popular and significant environmental history articles, videos, audio, and other items making their way through the online environmental history (#envhist) community. You can […]

Review of Dokis, Where the Rivers Meet

View over Mackenzie Delta from Cessna 172 - En route from Inuvik to Tuktoyaktuk - Northwest Territories - Canada

Carly A. Dokis. Where the Rivers Meet: Pipelines, Participatory Management, and Aboriginal-State Relations in the Northwest Territories. (Vancouver: UBC Press, 2015), 207 pgs, ISBN 978-0-7748-2845-1. Reviewed by Cyrus M. Hester, […]

Rethinking American Agriculture: Fertilized Farms and Victory Gardens

Featured Image: A farmer loads his manure spreader in Shelby County, Iowa, 1941. Image from Wikimedia Commons.

By Anastasia Day and Timothy Johnson Editor’s Note: This post is the sixth in the “Seeds: New Research in Environmental History” series cosponsored by NiCHE and Edge Effects, highlighting the work of members […]

Historical Geography vol. 44 (2016) now available!

We are pleased to announce the publication of Volume 44 (2016) of Historical Geography. All book reviews and the Distinguished Historical Geography lecture by William Wyckoff are open access; subscribers […]

The Otter~La loutre: Top Five Posts of 2016

Polar Bear Swim, English Bay, Vancouver, BC. Source: Flickr

With 2016 behind us, now is the time to take a quick peek at the most popular posts of the year on The Otter~La loutre. 2016 was a big year for […]

New ways to imagine an old city

Montréal, 1900-1905. Rue Craig >Est, depuis rue McGill, BANQ Carte Postale, Photo: Flickr

Imagine if you could examine the entire real estate portfolio for any proprietor in a large city linked to detailed household descriptions of up to a third of his or […]

ACSUS 2017 – Call for Geography, Energy, and Environment Papers

The 2017 biennial conference of the Association for Canadian Studies in the United States (ACSUS) will be meeting October 18-21, 2017 in Las Vegas at the Tuscany Suites and Casino. […]

Holiday Reading

Katherine Jane Ellice, 
The Drawing Room at the Seigneury House, Beauharnois, Lower Canada (1838), Library & Archives Canada

CBC does it, Canada’s History does it, the New York Times does it…. Now NiCHE has year-end recommendations for books-you-would-like-to-give-or-receive: things we’ve read and loved, things we want to read […]

#EnvHist Worth Reading: November 2016

Rat in a flowerbox, New York City (David Shankbone, Wikimedia Commons)

Every month I carefully track the most popular and significant environmental history articles, videos, audio, and other items making their way through the online environmental history (#envhist) community. You can […]

Review of Van Horssen, A Town Called Asbestos

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Jessica van Horssen, A Town Called Asbestos: Environmental Contamination, Health, and Resilience in a Resource Community (Vancouver: UBC Press, 2016), 228pp. + xxi. Reviewed by Michael Egan, Department of History, […]