Enduring and Evolving: National Park Narratives

Heather Hansen '94

The stories that get told are often a product of who's in the room, or around the campfire, telling them. The history of national parks and the National Park Service is no different. Heather Hanson '94, Author of Prophets and Moguls, Rangers and Rogues, Bison and Bears: 100 Years of the National Park Service will be facilitating a discussion around how these narratives must shift, expand, and diversify to better represent a complex reality and to keep parks and their purpose relevant in the next century.

Heather Hansen '94 is an independent reporter based in Boulder, Colorado. She has staffed U.S. and international newspapers and magazines, and her work has appeared in many national publications. Her book will be available for purchase and signing.