Mark Fiege

Mark Fiege

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.

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  • A Country without Illusions: Wallace Stegner in His Time and Ours *
  • The Significance of the Public Lands in American Life *
  • Land of Lincoln: Environmental History and the Sixteenth President
  • The Republic of Nature: American History as Environmental History
  • Elegant Conservation: Finding a Way Forward in a Time of Unprecedented Uncertainty
  • Environmental History and the National Parks

Lectures marked with a * are offered as part of the OAH's initiative, Historians' Perspectives on the Rise of Donald Trump.