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Buckley, Geoffrey and Yolonda Youngs, eds. 2018. The American Environment Revisited: Environmental Historical Geographies of the United States. Lanham: Rowman and Littlefield Publishers.

Youngs, Yolonda. Framing Nature: The Making of an American Icon at Grand Canyon National Park. University of Nebraska Press. (Under Contract. Manuscript complete. Book project in process)

Journal Articles & Book Chapters

Youngs, Yolonda. 2018. Wild, Unpredictable, and Dangerous: A Historical Geography of Hazards and Risk in U.S. National Parks. In The American Environment Revisited: Environmental Historical Geographies of the U.S. edited by Geoffrey Buckley and Yolonda Youngs. Lanham: Rowman and Littlefield Publishers. 

Youngs, Yolonda. Yellowstone Lake. In Designs Upon Nature: The Cultural Landscape of Yellowstone National Park, edited by William Wyckoff and Karl Byrand. Staunton, VA: George F. Thompson Publishing. (Forthcoming in print late 2018)

Youngs, Yolonda. 2017. Constructing Place Attachment in Grand Teton National Park.In Explorations in Place Attachment: A Geographic Perspective, Edited by Jeffrey S. Smith. Series: Routledge Research in Culture, Space, and Identity Series. CRC Press-Taylor & Francis Group.

Meyer, Judith and Yolonda Youngs. 2017. Historical Landscape Change in Yellowstone National Park: Demonstrating the Value of Intensive Field Observation and Repeat Photography. Geographical Review, 108 (3), 387-409.

McBeth, M., Turley-Ames, K., Youngs, Y., Ahola-Young, L., Brumfield, A. 2015. The iPad Pilot Project: A Faculty Driven Effort to Use Mobile Technology in the Reinvention of the Liberal Arts. Journal of Teaching and Learning Technology. 4 (1): 1-21.

Youngs, Yolonda. 2014. Shaping Tourism. In North American Odyssey: Historical Geographies forthe Twenty-First Century edited by Craig Colten and Geoffrey Buckley. Lanham: Rowman and Littlefield Publishers.

Youngs, Yolonda. 2012 Editing Nature in Grand Canyon National Park Postcards. Geographical Review. 102 (4): 486-509.

Youngs, Yolonda. 2011.On Grand Canyon Postcards. Environmental History. 16 (1): 138 – 147.

 Youngs, Yolonda. 2011. Mapping an Enchanted Solitude: Cartographic Representations of Yellowstone National Park, U.S.A. Conference Proceedings of the 25th International Cartographic Conference.

Youngs, Yolonda, White, D. and Wodrich, J. 2008. Transportation Systems as Cultural Landscapes in National Parks: A Historical and Interpretive Study of Visitors’ Transportation Behavior in Yosemite Valley. Society and Natural Resources: An International Journal. 21 (9): 797-811.

Book Reviews

Youngs, Y. 2015. Review of Creating the American West: Boundaries and Borderlands (by Derek Everett, Norman: University of Oklahoma Press, 2014). Journal of American History 102 (3): 872.

Youngs, Y. 2014. Review of Making of Rocky Mountain National Park: The Environmental History of an American Treasure (by Frank, Jerry J., Lawrence, KS: University of Kansas Press, 2013). Invited Review for H-Environment, H-Net Reviews. Published November 24, 2014.

Youngs, Y. 2013. Review of Observation Points: The Visual Poetics of National Parks (by Thomas Patin, ed, Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 2012). Journal of Cultural Geography. 30 (2): 266-271.

Youngs, Y. 2012. Review of Yellowstone Denied: The Life of Gustavus Cheyney Doane (by Kim Allen Scott, Norman: University of Oklahoma Press, 2007). Historical Geography. 40 (1): 229-230.

Technical Research Reports

Youngs, Y. Tracing the Cultural History of the Upper Snake River Guides in Grand Teton National Park, Wyoming. Published results from external grant (ISU SP#16-251) funded from 2016 – 2017 from the University of Wyoming – National Park Service Research Center grant (UW-NPS). Submitted to University of Wyoming National Park Service Research Center Annual in January 2017.

White, D., Youngs, Y., Wodrich, J., Borcherding, T. 2006 (March). Visitor Experiences and Transportation Systems in Yosemite National Park, Final Technical Report. National Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior.


Yolonda Youngs. 2015. Creating a Digital Wonderland: Environmental and Cultural  History in the Digital Age. Scholarly Essay. Published online July 21, 2015. Invited submission to the Rachel Carson Center Environmental and Society portal “Ant, Spider, Bee.”

Hirt, Paul and Yolonda Youngs. 2012. A Century of Tourism at Grand Canyon. Canyon Views. Fall 2012, Volume XIX (3): 6-7.

Youngs, Yolonda. 2008. Beyond Parks as Polygons: Historical GIS, National Parks, and Opportunities that Beckon Historical Geographers. Past Place: The Newsletter of the Historical Geography Specialty Group of the Association of American Geographers. 16 (2): 5-6.

Youngs, Yolonda. 2006. From Rim to River: Evolving Cultural Landscapes of Grand Canyon National Park 1908-2007. Past Place: The Newsletter of the Historical Geography Specialty Group. 14 (2): 9.