Tyra A. Olstad publishes article 

Tyra A. Olstad, Department of Geography and Environmental Sustainability, has published the peer-reviewed research article “Art as a Tool for Wilderness Management: Stewardship and Sense of Place in Misty Fiords National Monument,  Alaska” in GeoHumanities, an official journal of the American Association of Geographers. To read the article online, visit http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/2373566X.2017.1415157
Olstad’s research, which describes Misty Fiords National Monument’s unique ecological and aesthetic characteristics, discusses challenges faced by the U.S. Forest Service (the agency responsible for managing 2.1 million acres of federally-designated Wilderness within the monument), and explores the premise that art has the power to help people develop a sense of place and nurture a stewardship ethic. It is based on her experience as a USFS “Voice of the Wilderness” artist-in-residence at Misty Fiords in 2016: https://www.fs.usda.gov/detail/r10/home/?cid=STELPRD3794556 .