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Department 1

First Year Seminar

Department 2

Environmental Studies


This hypothetical "expedition" explores the complex history and managerial challenges of four different public lands in the Mid-Atlantic region: Pinelands National Reserve, Assateague Island National Seashore, Shenandoah National Park, and Monongahela National Forest. Additionally, the conceptual ideas of nature as commodity and nature as static or unpeopled in the context of public lands will be discussed in this expedition.


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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