- Prince George
I hold a PhD in Land Resources from the University of Wisconsin-Madison (1992), where I studied environmental ethics, Native American Studies, eco-feminism and bio-regionalism, among other things. I also have a Masters in Environmental Studies from York University in Ontario (1985), where I studied ecological policy reservation and societal attitudes. Just to be different, I also have Bachelor of Arts from the University of Victoria in British Columbia (1981) where I studied History.
With Dr. Zoe Meletis I co-founded and am the co-organizer of the annual Inspiring Women Among Us event, a week-long series of activities and events at UNBC in Prince George that recognizes the many contributions made by women in society.
I am also the faculty advisor for the BA Environmental and Sustainability Studies, the BA Joint Major in English and Environmental and Sustainability Studies and the BA Joint Major in Environmental and Sustainability Studies and Political Science. I am the Chair of the Environmental and Sustainability Studies Curriculum Committee and I have overseen the BA since 1993.
Over the years, I’ve developed and taught a lot of different graduate and undergraduate courses. Currently I teach ENVS 326 - Natural Resources, Environmental Issues and Public Engagement, ENVS 414/NREM 411 - Environmental and Professional Ethics, and ENVS 101 - Introduction to Environmental Citizenship.
The graduate students I supervise work on a variety of topics, including Indigenous resource management, sustainability, environmental education, food security, community resource management among others. If you have a research idea within the broad areas of environment and sustainability from a social sciences or humanities perspective then it might be worth an email.
- PhD NRES
- MA NRES Environmental Studies
- MSc NRES Environmental Science
I have a lot of research interests, Environmental and Sustainability Studies is a great field. I study environmental and natural resources policy and planning; environmental ethics; Indigenous resource management strategies and philosophies; planning; women and environments; community based resource management; public engagement and consultation strategies; and social perspectives on non-human animals. My publications represent these areas.
Indigenous Resources Management
Booth, A.L. 2017. Northern Environmental Justice: A Case Study of Place, Indigenous Peoples and Industrial Development in Northern British Columbia, Canada. Invited submission to Case Studies in the Environment. Volume 1: DOI: https://doi.org/10.1525/cse.2017.sc.454154
Muir, B.R. and A.L. Booth. 2018.Muskrat Made the World: Priority Rights of Aboriginal people to Wildlife in Canada. B.D. Leopold, J. Cummins and W. Kessler (eds.). North American Wildlife Policy and Law. Missoula: Boone and Crockett Club, pp. 311-342. Invited book chapter.
Booth, A.L. and B.R. Muir. 2013. ‘How Far Do You Have to Walk to Find Peace Again?’: A Case Study of First Nations’ Operational Values for a Community Forest in Northeast British Columbia, Canada. Natural Resources Forum, a United Nations Sustainable Development Journal 37(3): 153-166.
Muir, B.R. and A.L. Booth, 2012. Losing its Way: Environmental Impact Assessment in British Columbia, Canada. Environmental Justice 5(3): 164-167.
Booth, A.L. And B.R. Muir. 2011. Environmental Planning Approaches of Indigenous Groups in Canada: An Overview. Journal of Environmental Policy and Planning. 13(4): 421-442.
Booth, A.L. And N.W. Skelton. 2011. ‘We are Fighting for Ourselves’ - First Nations’ Evaluation of British Columbia and Canadian Environmental Assessment Processes. Journal of Environmental Assessment Policy and Management 13(3): 367-404.
Booth, A.L. And N.W. Skelton. 2011. Industry and Government Perspectives on First Nations Participation in the British Columbia Environmental Assessment Process. Environmental Impact Assessment Review. 31: 216-225.
Booth, A.L. And N.W. Skelton. 2011. ‘You spoil everything!’ Indigenous Peoples and the Consequences of Industrial Development in British Columbia. Environment, Development and Sustainability. 13(4): 685-702.
Booth, A.L. And N.W. Skelton. 2011. Improving First Nations’ Participation in Environmental Assessment Processes: Recommendations from the Field. Impact Assessment and Project Appraisal. 29(1): 49-58.
Booth, A.L. and H. Jacobs. 1990. Ties That Bind: Native American Beliefs as a Foundation for Environmental Consciousness. Environmental Ethics 12(1): 27-43.
Reprinted 1993, in Susan Armstrong and Richard Botzler (eds.). Environmental Ethics: Divergence and Convergence. New York, NY: McGraw-Hill Book Co.
Reprinted 1999 in James P. Sterba (ed.). Earth Ethics: Introductory Readings on Animal Rights and Environmental Ethics. New York, NY: Prentice Hall.
Reprinted 2001 in Michael Boylan (ed.). Environmental Ethics: Basic Ethics in Action. New York, NY: Prentice Hall.
Rajan, J., Fredeen, A.L., Booth, A., and Watson, M. 2017. Measuring Food Waste and Creating Diversion Opportunity at Canada’s Green UniversityTM. Journal of Hunger and Environmental Nutrition.
Booth, A.L. and M. Anderson. 2017. Food (In)Security within a University Community: The Experiences of Students, Staff and Faculty at a Sustainable Institution. Walter Leal Filho, Luciana Brandli, Julie Newman and Paula Castro (eds.). Handbook of Theory and Practice of Sustainable Development in Higher Education. Springer International Publishing, World Sustainability Series, pp. 187-200. 3rd place, Best Paper at the World Symposium on Sustainable Development at Universities; Cambridge, MA, September 14-16, 2016
Public Participation and its Failures
Booth, A.L. 2017. Dog Eat Dog World: Public Consultation and Planning on Contested Landscapes, A Case Study of Dog Parks and Municipal Government. Community Development Journal. 52(2): 337-353.
Booth, A.L. And G. Halseth. 2011. Why the Public Thinks Natural Resources Public Participation Processes Fail: A Case Study of British Columbia Communities. Land Use Policy 28: 898-906. Nominated March 2016 for the 2016 Jim Pojar award offered by the Bulkley Valley Research Centre (Smithers, BC).
Halseth, G. and A.L. Booth. 2003. What Worked Well - What Needs Improvement - Lessons in Public Consultation from British Columbia’s Resource Planning Process. Local Environment 8(4): 437 - 455.
Animals and Society
Booth, A.L. and D. Ryan. 2016. Goldilocks Revisited: Perceptions of Urban Bears and their Management in Prince George, British Columbia. Human Dimensions of Wildlife 21(5): 460-470.
Hesse, G., R.V. Rea, A.L. Booth, and C. Green. 2012. Wildlife Sightings at Western Canadian Regional Airports: Implications for Risk Analyses. Research Note. Human Dimensions of Wildlife 17(4): 295-300.
Booth, A.L. And N.W. Skelton. 2011. Anatomy of a Failed Sustainability Initiative: Government and Community Resistence to Sustainable Landscaping in a Canadian City. Sustainability: Science, Practice and Policy. 7(1): 56-68.
Jordahl, H.C. and A.L. Booth. 2011. Islands of Dreams: The Establishment of the Apostle Islands National Lakeshore and Environmental Politics. University of Wisconsin Press.
Booth, A.L. And N. Skelton. 2009. The Use of Domestic Goats and Vinegar as Municipal Weed Control Alternatives. Environmental Practice 11 (1): 3 - 16.