CSU’s Public Lands History Center (PLHC) is a partnership of university-based historians who use history to shed light on contemporary problems. The PLHC offers graduate students a number of opportunities to get involved in collaborative history projects with public lands agencies and to be employed as researchers. Within the past three years, graduate students in the Department of History have worked on a diverse array of projects, including a history of the Farmers Reservoir and Irrigation Company, a Historic Resource Study of Theodore Roosevelt National Park, a history of CSU’s Lory Student Center, research for a variety of National Monuments and National Landmarks, Apollo Mission Control Historic Furnishings Report, curating collections at the Yellowstone National Park, Japanese internment camps in New Mexico, and the Cache la Poudre History website.
In the summer of 2016, three CSU grad students worked as interns at Rocky Mountain National Park. The PLHC funded the internships, where students constructed an alpine board walk and planted over 15,000 plants. The full story is here.