We are pleased to announce that Bill Lane Center for the American West's founding former director David M. Kennedy has been selected to join the Pacific Northwest National Scenic Trail's advisory council.
“Already familiar with commercial fisheries and interested in pursuing a career in fisheries management,” writes Christina Morrisett, “I sought out the opportunity to work with the Henry’s Fork Foundation to gain experience with sport fisheries.”
I had the opportunity to join my supervisor and a group of other natural and cultural resource management professionals on an educational excursion to the Beartooth Mountains (right next to the northeast entrance to the park) to explore the topic of ice patch archaeology, that is, scouring the rapidly melting ice patches of the high alpine regions of the vicinity for artifacts emerging after thousands of years.
From the late 1960s and well into the 1980s, the pages of the magazine reflected the changing West. Sunset also dived deeply into two especially critical subjects that are getting considerable attention at the Center today: the California Coast and water.
John J. Dougherty joined the Center as a Postdoctoral Scholar after receiving his PhD in Ethnic Studies from the University of California-Berkeley. He is working on a book manuscript entitled "Flooded by Progress," a history of hydropower's transformation of the Columbia River Basin.
A team of Center researchers and students looked to the states' periodic water plans as a window to understanding the range of practices and philosophies. Their analysis has just been published in the California Journal of Politics and Policy.