How Environment Has Shaped the State

From Sustenance to Leisure on Minnesota Land

Expert Essay: Associate professor of history Michael J. Lansing, published in Environmental History as well as Ethics, Place, and Environment, highlights the many ways people have made use of Minnesota's flora and fauna over time and reviews the state's more recent efforts at conservation.

Map showing the locations of the Vermillion, Mesabi, and Cuyuna Iron Ranges of Minnesota.

Map of Iron Ranges in Minnesota

Map showing the locations of the Vermillion, Mesabi, and Cuyuna Iron Ranges of Minnesota.

Color image of Bald eagles Harriet and Angel: the National Eagle Center's first ambassadors.

Bald eagles Harriet and Angel

Bald eagles Harriet and Angel: the National Eagle Center's first ambassadors.

Color image of National Eagle Center visitors watch eagles from the center's observation deck, 2013.

National Eagle Center visitors

National Eagle Center visitors watch eagles from the center's observation deck, 2013.

Black and white photograph of the Minnesota Home Guard digging graves after the fires, 1918. Minnesota Governor J.A.A. Burnquist looks on (hatless, at center back).

Minnesota Home Guard digging graves with Governor Burnquist

Minnesota Home Guard digging graves after the fires, 1918. Minnesota Governor J.A.A. Burnquist looks on (hatless, at center back).

Black and white photograph of Minnesota Home Guard camp providing assistance after the fires, 1918.

Minnesota Home Guard camp providing assistance

Minnesota Home Guard camp providing assistance after the fires, 1918.

Black and white photograph of refugees and relief workers after the Moss Lake fire, 1918.

Refugees and relief workers after the Moss Lake fire

Refugees and relief workers after the Moss Lake fire, 1918.

Black and white photograph of people and ruins after the fire, 1918.

People and ruins after the fire

People and ruins after the fire, 1918.

Black and white photograph of a view of Cloquet after fire, 1918.

View of Cloquet after fire

View of Cloquet after fire, 1918.

Black and white photograph of the National Guard giving out clothing to refugees, 1918.

National Guard giving out clothing

National Guard giving out clothing to refugees, 1918.

Pages

Subscribe to RSS - Environment