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Paul Hirt

Paul Hirt is a historian specializing in the American West, global environmental history, environmental policy and sustainability studies at Arizona State University. He is also a Senior Sustainability Scholar in the School of Sustainability. Hirt’s publications include a monograph on the history of electric power in the U.S. Northwest and British Columbia, titled The Wired Northwest (Univ Press of Kansas, 2012). He also published a history of national forest management since WWII (A Conspiracy of Optimism, 1994), and edited two collections of essays on Northwest history (Terra Pacifica, 1998 and Northwest Lands, Northwest Peoples, 1999).