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Department 1

First Year Seminar

Department 2

Environmental Studies


Many are familiar with national public lands like national parks, forests, and monuments. But people are often unaware of the complex histories of these lands and the current problems facing their management. This project focuses on various public lands on the East Coast, including the Wayne National Forest, New River Gorge National Park, and the Monongahela National Forest. This poster examines the history of these lands, how they are viewed conceptually, and the managerial challenges currently facing them.


This poster was created based on work completed for FYS 120-3: What Would Smokey Say?, and presented as a part of the eighth annual CAFE Symposium on February 8, 2023.

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