Office: 286 Center for Southwest Studies
Office Hours: TBA
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Andrew Gulliford is a professor of history at Fort Lewis College in Durango, Colorado and an affiliated faculty member in the Environmental Studies Program. He teaches popular college courses in wilderness and environmental history and is the author of America’s Country Schools, Sacred Objects and Sacred Places: Preserving Tribal Traditions, and Boomtown Blues: Colorado Oil Shale, which won the Colorado Book Award. He also edited Preserving Western History, which was voted one of the best books on the Southwest by the Tucson-Pima County Library. His articles and photographs have appeared in national publications including High Country News, Preservation, American Heritage, Colorado Heritage, andMontana.
He writes a regular monthly column titled “Gulliford’s Travels” for the Southwest life section of the Durango Herald and some essays are picked up by the “Writers on the Range” syndicated column of High Country News. Gulliford also writes for Inside/Outside Southwest andMountain Gazette.
Dr. Gulliford has received the National Individual Volunteer Award from the U.S. Forest Service for wilderness education and a certificate of recognition from the Secretary of Agriculture for “outstanding contributions to America’s natural and cultural resources.”
The governor appointed Dr. Gulliford to two terms on the National Register of Historic Places Review Board for the state of Colorado. Gulliford also has his 3rd federal appointment to the BLM’s Southwest Colorado Resources Advisory Council where he represents environmental interests.
Andrew Gulliford has had led tours across the West by canoe, raft, horseback, van, cruise ship, private train, and private jet for the Smithsonian Institution, National Geographic Society, the National Trust for Historic Preservation, and the Colorado Historical Society.
He regularly donates tours to raise money for the Durango Adult Education Center, American Red Cross, Western Colorado Congress, Fort Lewis College Foundation, Rocky Mountain Public Broadcasting Service (PBS), and Great Old Broads for Wilderness.
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HISTORIAN/LEADER ON STUDY TOURS—1999 to present
Centennial Canoes/Fort Lewis College Alumni Association
Lower Gunnison River and Escalante & Dominguez Canyons National Conservation
Area/Dominguez Canyon Wilderness. Canoe trips July, Aug., 2009; July 2010.
Colorado River from Fruita to Westwater, Utah through McInnis Canyons
National Conservation Area & Black Ridge Canyons Wilderness, July 2010.
Colorado Historical Society Study Leader
Dinosaur National Monument:
Rafting the Green River through the Gates of Lodore, 2003.
Rafting the Yampa River, 2004.
Durango Community Study Leader
Sponsored by the Fort Lewis College Professional Associates and Seniors Outdoors.
Historian for a Yampa and Green River Raft Trip, June 2004.
Ongoing tours to benefit the Fort Lewis College Foundation including tours of Canyons of the
Ancients National Monument & Chaco Culture National Historical Park.
Great Old Broads for Wilderness
Archaeological and hiking tour of the Bluff, Utah, Comb Ridge and Cedar Mesa Area
for ten select participants who bid $9,000 for the tour on an online auction.
April 30-May 3, 2008; April 1-4, 2010.
National Geographic Society/National Geographic Expert
Bryce, Zion, and Grand Canyon National Parks; Cedar Breaks National Monument, 2005.
National Trust for Historic Preservation Study Leader
History study leader for “National Parks and Historic Places of the West,” which featured travel to Mount Rushmore, Yellowstone, Grand Teton, Glacier, Mount Hood, Columbia River Gorge, Grand Canyon, Bryce, Zion and Mesa Verde Parks by private jet @ $36,000 per tourist couple,
Summers of 2000 and 2001.
Off the Beaten Path, Missoula, Montana
Local historian/guide for clients exploring the Four Corners region, Mesa Verde National Park and Canyons of the Ancients National Monument. May 2007 to present.
Rocky Mountain Public Broadcasting Service (PBS)
Historian/guide for a four-day Green River trip through the Gates of Lodore in Dinosaur
National Monument, August 5—8, and August 20-22, 2010.
Smithsonian Institution/Smithsonian Journeys Study Leader
“National Parks of the West” on the private train the American Orient Express
Salt Lake City to Albuquerque, 2002, 2003.
“The Lewis & Clark Epic Journey by Rail” on the private train the American Orient Express
Portland to Salt Lake City, 2004.
Mighty Columbia River (on the Columbia and Snake Rivers) by cruise ship, 1999-2003.
On the Trail of Lewis & Clark in Montana and Idaho (by canoe and horseback), 2000.
“In the Wake of Lewis & Clark on the Columbia River”
(on the Sea Bird with Lindblad Special Expeditions), 2000-2004.
Hiking the Four Corners Region (Utah and Colorado) by van, 2001.
“Southwest Sampler: Native America Arts and Archaeology of the Four Corners Region”
Smithsonian Journeys & Crow Canyon Archaeological Center, 2003.