Parking Lots

This blog will present my musings on humans and nature, wilderness, national parks, historic sites, and public lands. Sometimes we’ll throw some good old tourism in there. It will link to my “public engagement” publications and some academic publications of mine. I will sometimes share reflections on news items and others’ writings.

What’s in a name? Well, there are at least four puns in there. Let me know if you more than four.

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Robert Pahre is a Professor at the University of Illinois in Urbana-Champaign. Affiliation is listed for identification purposes only, the University enables faculty blogs but doesn’t endorse content in any way.