The National Park Service at 100: Centennial Reflections from the Rocky Mountains

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Drawing upon his book, *Coyote Valley: Deep History in the High Rockies* (Harvard University Press, 2015), Thomas Andrews places the 2016 centennial of the National Park Service within a broad environmental and historical context. A perplexing riddle looms at the center of this lecture: Why did the ecosystems of the Colorado River headwaters experience more dramatic and consequential changes under a century of federal management than during twelve previous millennia of inhabitation and use by native peoples and American settlers?

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