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Utah Humanities Book Festival

  • Swaner Nature Preserve 1258 Center Drive Park City, UT, 84098 United States (map)

Historian Mark Fiege visits the Swaner Preserve to discuss his book The Republic of Nature as well as his work on national parks in the U.S. and around the world. 

Mark Fiege is the Wallace Stegner Chair in Western American Studies at Montana State University and the author of The Republic of Nature: An Environmental History of the United States (2012) and Irrigated Eden: The Making of an Agricultural Landscape in the American West (1999), which received the Forest History Society's Charles A. Weyerhaeuser Book Award. His article "The Weedy West," published in the Western Historical Quarterly (2005), won several honors, including the American Society for Environmental History's Alice Hamilton Prize. Prior to moving to Montana State, he was a founding member of the Public Lands History Center at Colorado State University and a participant in its Parks as Portals to Learning, a research and learning program based on environmental history that brings together faculty, students, and resource managers at Rocky Mountain National Park. His current research includes a book on conservation in the national parks.

This event is made possible with support from Swaner Nature Center, the Park City Library, and Utah Humanities.

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Earlier Event: October 18
Later Event: October 19
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