Dr. Fiege received a Ph.D. from the University of Utah in 1994. He teaches courses in environmental, western American, and U.S. history, including HIST 355, American Environmental History, one of the Environmental Affairs core courses. His teaching and scholarship emphasize the connections between human history and changes in the natural environment. He is the author of Irrigated Eden: The Making of an Agricultural Landscape in the American West (1999), a history of human-nature interaction and the creation of irrigation systems in the Snake River Valley of Idaho. Currently he is completing a book on the environmental history of the United States. Dr. Fiege also is a faculty affiliate of CSU's Center for Public History and Archaeology, where his research focuses on the administrative and environmental history of livestock grazing in the U.S. national parks.
Other Research Interests
environment and the American West; ecology of public and private space in western American landscapes; U.S. national parks; water and agriculture in Colorado
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