Char Miller driving a student in the L.A. River. | Photo: Courtesy Allie Comet
Golden Green
We live in places urban, rural, and wild. We hunker down in the desert, press out to the coast, nestle into tight canyons, build atop ridgelines, and sprawl along valley floors. In the process of making these disparate places our home we complicate the natural systems that drew us to these environments in the first place.

Exploring these tensions has long been the subject of Pomona College professor Char Miller's teaching and writing, as reflected in his recent books "Cities and Nature in the American West" and "Public Lands, Public Debates: A Century of Controversy," as well as "On The Edge: Water, Immigration, and Politics in the Southwest" and "Death Valley National Park: A History."

In 2014, Golden Green received the inaugural Public Outreach Project Award from the American Society for Environmental History, calling it an “accessible, smart, relevant, and fascinating look at how the public and the environment have interacted in the past and today.”
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