I'm a writer, oral historian, and National Geographic Early Career Explorer based in British Columbia.
I (mostly) write about the environment and its entanglement with history, culture, and identity. My features have been published in The Atlantic, the Guardian, the Oxford American, Aeon, The Walrus, Roads & Kingdoms, Hazlitt, and elsewhere. In 2018, I traveled to Peru with National Geographic to document indigenous experiences of timber poaching.
I am particularly interested in oral history research projects about the social and cultural experiences of natural resource extraction. I recently conducted oral history and mapping interviews about land use with the Tk'emlúps te Secwe̓pemc First Nation.
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