Video: From working at organizations around the West to interdisciplinary courses and research projects on campus, Stanford undergraduates describe the transformative role of the Bill Lane Center for the American West on their academic careers.
Undergraduate education and programming has been central to the Bill Lane Center since our founding in 2005. We are pleased to share with you our new video that highlights our students’ transformational experiences in the American West through internships, teaching and research.
An academic study supports the notion that one way to mitigate wildfires is clearing out trees, brush and brambles in the forest understory, often with prescribed burns. But proponents face a slew of obstacles, from pollution concerns and shrinking seasonal windows, to the vast scale of undertreated western forestland.
"Working on projects with the Washington Water Trust has pushed me to think about the ways that every small stream and every person is affected by climate change and processes of the natural world," says intern, Anna Greene.