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Monthly Archives: September 2011

Fall is here!

Oh my goodness, it is definitely not summer any more. This morning felt and looked so much like fall. It was cool out (pulled out the down blanket last night!) and the leaves are very clearly starting to change colors. It already looks beautiful, and it’s only going to get more so over the next […]

Elwha dam removal!

I have to post about the Elwha dam removals that starts Saturday, September 17th in Washington state. The Glines Canyon Dam, which is 210 feet tall, will be the tallest dam ever removed. The Elwha is a river that used to host a substantial salmon population, and the possibility that the salmon could return in […]

When class and current events overlap

I’ve recently noticed a spattering of article on wilderness. It’s possible that there are normally this many articles on wilderness, but it seems to me like there are more than usual. Probably because there are discussions going on about whether to designate more wilderness, and more broadly, about the role of government. After just finishing […]

Picking up from my last Irene blog

I was just looking back at my last blog on the day Irene came through Vermont, and realized I had never put a post up about what happened. The place we’re renting is up pretty high, and so we really ended up being quite lucky and not having much damage at all. The roads near […]

All done!

Well, I’m sure you’re probably wondering why I’m just finishing my MELP degree now. It’s because I went on the 5th summer term Public Lands class in Missoula, MT, and the final was due about 2.5 hours ago! I fortunately turned it in with a few hours to spare, but I certainly have been working […]