32 min

Grand Teton National Park Yonder Lies: Unpacking the Myths of Jackson Hole

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The controversial creation of Grand Teton National Park is the beginning of the culture that still dominates Jackson Hole today: outdoor recreation and aesthetic experience of nature.

In this episode, we ask: What is there to do when the same activities that allow people to enjoy the land are also leading to its degradation? Should wealth equate to decision-making power in regards to environmental management? And how do we combat the tendency for cultures of leisure to become cultures of apathy?

The controversial creation of Grand Teton National Park is the beginning of the culture that still dominates Jackson Hole today: outdoor recreation and aesthetic experience of nature.

In this episode, we ask: What is there to do when the same activities that allow people to enjoy the land are also leading to its degradation? Should wealth equate to decision-making power in regards to environmental management? And how do we combat the tendency for cultures of leisure to become cultures of apathy?

32 min

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