About

I'm a writer, oral historian, and 2018 National Geographic Explorer based in  British Columbia. 

Photo:  Stacey Krolow

I (mostly) write about the environment and its entanglement with history, culture, and identity. My features have been published in The Atlantic, Smithsonian, the Guardian, the Oxford American, Aeon, The Walrus, Hazlitt, and elsewhere. In 2018, I traveled to Peru with National Geographic to document indigenous experiences of timber theft.

Iā€™m particularly interested in oral history research projects about the social and cultural experiences of natural resource extraction and land management. My most recent projects cover land use along the Trans Mountain pipeline corridor, and the final days of British-Antarctic whaling.

In 2017 I completed my MLitt Environmental History at the University of St Andrews in Scotland. I earned my Bachelor of Journalism (Honours) from the University of King's College in Halifax, Nova Scotia.

Be in touch via lyndsiebourgon [at] gmail [dot] com, or @lbourgon.