Wyoming Spring Creek-Space, the final frontier…

Space. Vast chasms of it, unbroken by tree or building or person as it sprawls outward limitlessly into the pale blue horizon. In an open prairie like this, space seems to take on the illusion of weight, a sort of ubiquitous presence that you can almost glean in creases of river beds and stretching green…

Wyoming Spring Creek: A Morning on the Preserve

I’m sitting on top of a small ridge overlooking a drainage into the Laramie Valley. In front of me stretches the expanse of the valley, broken only by a line of windmills and the Medicine Bow Range to the East. They appear to be close, but distance here is deceptive; it would take two days…

Wyoming Spring Creek – Stories Told Through Senses

The vast, mostly uninterrupted space of the Wyoming prairie is unlike anything I’ve ever seen before. It is easy to get lost in the view of the land stretching for miles and miles until it touches the sky. The sun rose to my left as I sat looking at a cliff on Saturday morning, and…

Wyoming Spring Creek – Western Expanse

A good friend told me once that going to the west makes you feel like you want to run away. I didn’t fully understand what he meant until I got to Spring Creek and saw it for myself. Wyoming can almost be described in the same light as the ocean. The vast expansiveness goes on…

Wyoming Spring Creek Field Study Introduction: Maclaine Oskin

Hello! My name is Maclaine Oskin and I am a rising sophomore hoping to pursue an environmental science and urban studies double major throughout my undergrad here at the University of Pittsburgh. After graduation I am interested in exploring the implications of urbanization on the environment, as well as the integration and amalgamation of natural…

Wyoming Spring Creek Introduction: Lillian Taylor

Hi! My name is Lillian Taylor, and I’m a rising junior at the University of Pittsburgh. I’m majoring in environmental science, and I also intend to pursue a minor in history and a certificate in GIS. I am deeply interested in the interactions between humans and the natural world, specifically the impacts of land use…

Vanessa Pratt’s Introductory Post

Hi, my name is Vanessa Pratt and I am an incoming junior at the University of Pittsburgh. My intended majors are marketing, supply chain management, and environmental studies. On Pitt’s campus, I’m involved in the Filipino Student Association, Asian Student Alliance, American Marketing Association, and Epsilon Eta (an environmental honors fraternity). To stay active, I…

Wyoming Spring Creek – 001 Introduction

Hello! My name is Wray Jones and I am a rising junior at the University of Pittsburgh. Currently, I am pursuing degrees in both environmental science as well as French. In my free time, I am involved with the on campus environmental honors fraternity Epsilon Eta as a committee chair. I help plan more ways…