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The Slocan Valley Community Management Forest Project committee. Photo: SVCMFP Final Report.

Slocan Man vs. Beer Can Man?: Gender, Work, and Environmental Politics in the West Kootenays

Editor’s note: This is the sixth in a series of posts considering the intersection between environmental history and gender history. The entire series is available here. “Hug a Tree, Hug a Lager.” This […]

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Ian McTaggart-Cowan in Banff & Jasper: Bringing Wildlife Science to the National Parks

Zoologist and conservationist Ian McTaggart-Cowan, who died in 2010, has been called the father of Canadian ecology. The publication last year of two books on his life and works — The Real Thing […]

Two boys cutting hay with two teams of horses, St. Michael's Indian Residential School, Duck Lake, Saskatchewan, unknown date. Credit: Library and Archives Canada.

Indian Residential Schools: An Environmental and Gender History

Editor’s note: This is the fifth in a series of posts considering the intersection between environmental history and gender history. The entire series is available here. I do not actually plan to […]

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Review of Thistle, Resettling the Range

John Thistle, Resettling the Range: Animals, Ecologies, and Human Communities in Early British Columbia (Vancouver: UBC Press, 2015), 244 pp, ISBN: 9780774828383. Reviewed by Mica Jorgenson Like many commuters travelling […]

“Prairie Rural Electric” Print from 35 mm black and white film, taken in the early 1990s, off of Highway 2, north of Nanton, Alberta. (James Opp, All rights reserved)

Envisioning Canadian Energy Landscapes Photos

Last month we held an image contest called “Envisioning Canadian Energy Landscapes.” The contest invited participants to submit both historical and contemporary photographs that represent Canada’s relationship with energy. Here […]

Docked canoe on Pog Lake in Algonquin Park. Summer, 2013.  Photo: Dan Cojocari (Wikimedia Commons).

“Will you be sick during the time of the trip?”

Editor’s note: This is the fourth in a series of posts considering the intersection between environmental history and gender history. The entire series is available here. In the fall of 1981 at […]

"Stumps," Galiano Island. Photo: Cate Sandilands.

“Stumps”: Jane Rule on Galiano

Editor’s note: This is the third in a series of posts considering the intersection between environmental history and gender history. The entire series is available here. Jane Rule (1931-2007) was a novelist, […]

Olive grove landscape, Andalusia, Spain. Photo by Juan Infante Amate

The largest tree crop concentration in Europe: The making of olive landscapes in Southern Spain

Editor’s Note: This is part of a monthly series showing the work of the Sustainable Farm Systems project The cultivation of olives has been present in all Mediterranean civilizations. To our knowledge, it […]

"Average Dates of Last Killing Frost in Spring," William Reed Gardner, Charles Franklin Brooks, and F.J. Marschner, 1916. David Rumsey Map Collection

#EnvHist Worth Reading: March 2016

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 […]

Birds of Paradise, Wailau Homesteads

“Had I plantation of this isle”: An environmental historian on Fantasy Island

Note: I wrote this for a panel as part of Bucknell’s annual Sustainability Symposium, which this year was themed as “Global Sustainabilities.” I wasn’t even the only humanist [!] … but […]

"Seattle Sunset" Source:  Flickr.

#ASEH2016 Tweet Archive: All the Tweets that were fit to Tweet

Did you miss the 2016 annual meeting of the American Society for Environmental History? Not a problem. We’ve harvested all the Tweets from #ASEH2016! Re-live the conference 140 characters at […]

"Seattle" Source: Flickr.

Editors’ Impressions of ASEH 2016

Last week, I did not attend the 2016 annual meeting of the American Society for Environmental History. I had to attend from afar by reading the various Tweets emitted by […]