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Dr. Andrew Gulliford

Professor of History & Environmental Studies

Area of Expertise: Human history & wilderness in the American West
Phone: 970-247-7011
Email: gulliford_a@fortlewis.edu

Dr. Gulliford integrates human history and wilderness through courses related to water in the American West. Dr. Gulliford leads tours across the West by raft and canoe on the Green, Yampa, White, Colorado, Dolores, San Juan, and Gunnison Rivers. As a historian for Rocky Mountain PBS, he led three consecutive tours through the Grand Canyon by water. History Colorado sponsors his canoe trips on the rivers which traverse our state.

"Water is life for me and I like to drink it, watch it, play in it, see it as snow, as rain, and see it as white water off the edge of a raft heading into Class III rapids. I also like to see it dripping slowly off my canoe paddle as we silently make our way down the Green, the Gunnison, the White, the Dolores, or the Colorado River. I know how important it is to preserve and conserve our water resources here in the arid Southwest.
As an historian I tell many stories about communities which have both failed or thrived because of their water policies."

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