Recreation and Reclamation of the “Richest Hill on Earth” 

Editor’s note: This is the eight and final post in our theme for January 2022, Urban Environmentalism. Additional entries can be seen at the end of this article. By Gwendolyn Lockman Butte, Montana, is currently known for its biggest eyesore and toxic waste site: the Berkeley Pit. It is part of one of the largest […]

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Unnatural Nature: Trees and the Early Development of Great Falls, Montana, 1883-1916

By Troy A. Hallsell When I first moved to Great Falls, Montana, in the summer of 2018 two things leapt out at me. First, the city had a well-developed, though not particularly well-maintained, park system. This was not much of a surprise; most cities founded or already established by the early twentieth century developed a […]

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