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Rewilding the Badger Army Ammunition Plant

Volunteers and stakeholders bring prairie ecosystems back to life on the grounds of what was once the world’s largest munitions facility.


Drip Torch Weddings and Environmental Rituals

Devising a fire ritual for a friend’s wedding inspires one author to consider how environmental rituals connect sacred and ordinary parts of our lives.


“Nature led the way”: The legacy of city planner John Nolen

A new biography of one of the founders of city planning in the US connects urban reform efforts from the early twentieth century with today’s environmental issues.


Dwelling with Place: Lorine Niedecker’s Ecopoetics

How can poetry, particularly the “ecopoetics” of Wisconsin poet Lorine Niedecker, help us dwell with our nonhuman places?


The Arboretum Edge

A gallery of photographs that meditate on the lesser-known corners of the UW-Madison Arboretum.


Shifting Gears: Rethinking Bicycling in Wisconsin

From “improved” velocipedes on skis to a Good Roads Movement, the history of bicycling is more surprising and wide-reaching than one might expect.


Knowledge in Translation: Speaking Across Disciplines at the CHE Graduate Student Symposium

Students, faculty, and associates from the CHE community and beyond gathered on February 4th, 2015 for the eighth annual Graduate Student Symposium.


An Eye for Winter: In Praise of Local Beauty

What is there to love about winter in a frigid place like Wisconsin? Lots, if you’re willing to look.


Whatever. . . Never Mind, or Old Torvald Skaalen Died on Saturday

A story at the intersection of truth, lies, memory, and imagination set in the Norwegian-American cultural landscape of Stoughton, Wisconsin.

CHE Group at Flambeau Mine with Industrial Outlot in Background

Reflections on Extraction 2: Whose Risks, Whose Choices?

In a second set of reflections on “Landscapes of Extraction,” CHE members explore how communities negotiate the trade-offs of mining: private gain versus public well-being, individual enterprise versus regulatory caution, and economic necessity versus environmental risk.