in 2007, the award-winning Public Lands History Center (PLHC) integrates
research, education, and outreach in the best tradition of a land-grant
university. Our American West Program seeks to expose audiences to significant
research, dynamic speakers, narratives of change and contestation, and the
excitement of interdisciplinary dialogue on human-environment issues in the
West. Projects with National Parks and other public land management agencies
enlist faculty, graduate students, and other researchers to conduct historical
research that directly informs current resource management challenges. The PLHC
gets students out of the classroom and into the field to get the experience and
connections they need for fulfilling careers after graduation.
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