John Wesley Powell and his legacy on American geography and future in the arid West

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Day: 4/5/2019
Start / End Time: 1:10 PM / 2:50 PM
Room: Ambassador Ballroom, Omni, West
Organizers: Thomas Minckley, Chen Xu
Chairs: Thomas Minckley

Call for Submissions

We envision presentations that look at the past, present, and future of the Arid West in the intellectual spirit of one of the first major scholars in the region. We hope to facilitate dialogs on scientific research, technology evolvement, and community engagement for creating a sustainable future of stakeholder-based resource (e.g., water) management.

Specific topics include (but are not limited to):
• Natural resources of the West (physical geography)
• Social, cultural, historical contexts of peoples of the West (human geography)
• Water science and technology (GI / data sciences)
• Natural resource science education and community building (education)

Please send us your name, abstract, paper title, and PIN to Thomas Minckley (Minckley@uwyo.edu) and Chen Xu (cxu3@uwyo.edu) by Oct. 21, 2018.

References:
• duBuys, W. (2004). Seeing things whole: the essential John Wesley Powell. Island Press.
• The Sesquicentennial Colorado River Exploring Expedition (SCREE) Project website: https://www.powell150.org


Description

With the success of his first expedition 150 years ago (setting out on May 24, 1869) down the Green and Colorado rivers, John Wesley Powell became a major voice and leader in understanding the lands and people of the Arid West. He was the first director of the Bureau of Ethnology at the Smithsonian Institute and second director of the US Geological Survey. The anniversary year (2019) of his first expedition calls for an examination of John Wesley Powell’s impact on the Geography of the West through the mapping of the region, the description of the physical geography, and the understanding of cultures past, present, and future. This session looks to examine these themes and solicits presentations.

We envision presentations that look at the past, present, and future of the Arid West in the intellectual spirit of one of the first major scholars in the region. We hope to facilitate dialogs on scientific research, technology evolvement, and community engagement for creating a sustainable future of stakeholder-based resource (e.g., water) management.

Specific topics include (but are not limited to):
• Natural resources of the West (physical geography)
• Social, cultural, historical contexts of peoples of the West (human geography)
• Water science and technology (GI / data sciences)
• Natural resource science education and community building (education)


Agenda

Type Details Minutes Start Time
Presenter Thomas Minckley*, University of Wyoming, John Wesley Powell and his legacy on American geography and future in the arid West 20 1:10 PM
Presenter Michael Pretes*, University of North Alabama, Exploring, Painting, and Protecting: Frederick S. Dellenbaugh and the Colorado River 20 1:30 PM
Presenter William Gribb*, University Of Wyoming, Jason A. Robison, University of Wyoming, Thomas Minckley, University of Wyoming, John Wesley Powell’s Land and Water Policies for the Arid Region: Their Implications for Native Americans. 20 1:50 PM
Presenter Matthew Toro*, ASU Library Map and Geospatial Hub, Mapping the Grand Canyon -- Over 150 Years of Cartographic Change 20 2:10 PM
Presenter Richard Marston*, Kansas State University, John Wesley Powell, Reservoir Storage, and Water Banking 20 2:30 PM

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