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Seeing beyond the Sandhill Cranes: a trip from Eastern Wyoming into Nebraska.

A sense of time lies thick and heavy on such a place . . . . The cranes stand, as it were, upon the sodden pages of their own history. Aldo Leopold, A Sand County Almanac and Sketches Here and There (1949). On … Continue reading

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Sage Grouse Lekking and Canyon Fiction.

Green River at Green River City, where John Wesley Powell’s Grand Canyon expedition was launched. The grey-green sagebrush steppe and yellow and red rock canyons are two of the most contrastive, distinctive, colorful environments of the North American West. Arid … Continue reading

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Of Rocks and Hard Places . . .

I was talking with my group of graduate students about John Muir’s essays originally written for newspapers, published in the collection Travels in Alaska (1915). Muir developed a hypothesis during the 1870s revising accounts of how the geological landscape of … Continue reading

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Chokecherry Wine and Conferencing. . .

Searching for Place: Interpretations of the Landscape and Environment – Conference at the University of Wyoming. 28th – 29th March UW’s graduate conference on the theme of Searching for Place: Interpretations of the Landscape and Environment took place over the … Continue reading

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Cottonwoods and sky: March 2014

Cottonwoods and sky: March 23, 2014 Arrived back in Laramie to azure skies and cottonwoods. I can’t say how much I love those trees, which grow on campus and line many of Laramie’s streets as well as thriving out on … Continue reading

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