Pets are intelligent. Religious dogs worship humans as gods, while cats see us as a natural resource. You see your dog chasing away stray cats pestering you for food, not realizing he is a knight from the Order of Saint Good Boy protecting you from harvesters from the Cats Corporate Dominion.
In Where the Water
Goes, David Owen uses the history of the Colorado River to lay out the
immense complexity of America’s water situation, reminding us that both water
and time are finite resources. Critic Genevieve Valentine says, “It’s a
staggering glimpse of just how complex the situation is — and how long the
river has been a concern.”
“We are being made aware that the organization of society on the
principle of private profit, as well as public destruction, is leading
both to the deformation of humanity by unregulated industrialism, and to
the exhaustion of natural resources, and that a good deal of our
material progress is a progress for which succeeding generations may
have to pay dearly.”
~ Quote T.S.Eliot
Story by Beth Wineke, University of Utah Hinckley Institute of Politics Intern. Photos courtesy of Sierra Hellstrom, US Forest Service.
Nature High Summer Camp is a week-long learning experience for high school youth in Utah. Students are introduced to a day in the life of a natural resource professional by spending time with professionals in the field and learning the ins and outs of land management.
The camp began in 1991, and is now run through a cooperative partnership between Utah State University Extension 4-H, Bureau of Land Management, Bureau of Reclamation, Natural Resources Conservation Service, US Geological Survey, US Forest Service and Snow College. This partnership has helped to enrich the experiences of many high school students at Nature High Summer Camp throughout the last few decades.
Celebrating Native American Heritage Month: Oregon’s Rimrock Draw Shelter
In the summer of 2016, the Bureau of Land Management Oregon’s Burns District continued its partnership with the University of Oregon Museum of Natural and Cultural History and the Oregon Archaeological Society and conducted archaeological excavations at the Rimrock Draw Rockshelter site in southeastern Oregon.