I'm a writer, oral historian, and National Geographic Explorer, currently based in Kamloops, British Columbia. I recently completed my MLitt Environmental History at the University of St Andrews in Scotland.


I (mostly) write about the environment and its entanglement with history, culture, and business. My features have been published in The Atlantic, the Guardian, the Oxford American, Slate, The Walrus, Roads & KingdomsHazlitt, and elsewhere. In 2013, I was chosen as a participant in the Banff Centre's Mountain and Wilderness Writing Workshop. I am particularly interested in oral history research projects about the social and cultural experiences of natural resource extraction. In my current role, I am conducting oral history and mapping interviews about land use with the Tk'emlúps te Secwe̓pemc First Nation.

I teach a combination of narrative non-fiction, magazine production, and media literacy classes. Be in touch (lyndsiebourgon [at] gmail [dot] com) if you'd like to see a copy of my teaching portfolio.

I also keep an updated reading list, if you're interested.