• Re-Beautifying Beauty: How Two Female Entrepreneurs are Taking Flagstaff’s Environmentalism to a Whole New Level
    The story of two female entrepreneurs who became warriors to fight climate change. Their secret weapon? Bags of hair.  Two warrior women do not live on Themyscira and are not Amazons. Their home is not an island and not a fictional feminist utopia, but a real place that exists in the heart of downtown Flagstaff. […]
  • Bone Cutters, Forgotten Armies, and Fire: A History of Women in Tree Felling
    Today, tree felling is relevant for three primary reasons: logging, landscaping, and fighting fire. How do women factor into these industries, particularly logging and firefighting, and how has their involvement in these fields changed over time? How is it that Microsoft Word’s spell check considers Lumberjack a proper noun, yet does not even consider lumberjill […]
  • Feathered Snow Storms and Singing Trees: What It’s Like to Live and Work on a Wildlife Refuge
    A national wildlife refuge is a designation for certain protected areas that are managed by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. These public lands and waters are set aside to conserve America’s wild animals and plants. On top of that, they provide enjoyment and beauty, and they demonstrate shared American values that support protecting and […]
  • Trail Work as Conservation
    We too grew antsy, and felt an increasing urgency to keep moving, even if the world around us seemed at a chokehold. So we turned to the place that seemed the safest and most open—the most place feasible to social distance and stay COVID-safe. We knocked on nature’s door.

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