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'Range Wars: The Environmental Contest for White Sands Missile Range, New Mexico, 1945-Present'

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Presented by Colorado College Hulbert Center for Southwest Studies at Colorado College - Gaylord Hall, Colorado Springs CO

May 03 2017
‘Range Wars: The Environmental Contest for White Sands Missile Range, New Mexico, 1945-Present’ presented by 'Range Wars: The Environmental Contest for White Sands Missile Range, New Mexico, 1945-Present' at Colorado College - Gaylord Hall, Colorado Springs CO

In this environmental history of White Sands Missile Range, Ryan H. Edgington traces the uneasy relationships between the military, the federal government, local ranchers, environmentalists, state game and fish personnel, biologists and ecologists, state and federal political figures, hunters, and tourists after World War II as they all struggled to define and productively use the militarized western landscape.

Established in south central New Mexico at the end of World War II, White Sands Missile Range is the largest overland military reserve in the western hemisphere. It was the site of the first nuclear explosion, the birthplace of the American space program, and the primary site for testing U.S. missile capabilities.

In this environmental history of White Sands Missile Range, Ryan H. Edgington traces the uneasy relationships between the military, the federal government, local ranchers,

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