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Storying Extinction

Responding to the Loss of North Idaho’s Mountain Caribou

Jack Kredell, Chris Lamb w/ Devin Becker 

Summer 2020 to present

funded by the CDIL Graduate Student Summer Fellowship Program, Summer 2020

The Lab partnered with the University of Idaho Library’s Center for Digital Inquiry and Learning (CDIL) to support “Storying Extinction,” a digital humanities project spearheaded by graduate students Jack Kredell and Chris Lamb, which officially launched by CDIL on February 1, 2022.


Supported by CDIL’s Graduate Student Fellowships, Kredell and Lamb produced a GIS-based “deep map” consisting of oral histories, trail camera footage, nonfiction essays, and historical documents related to mountain caribou and their 2019 Idaho extirpation.


Kredell, Lamb, and CDIL director Devin Becker will co-author an analysis of the project and its methodology for publication later this year.

Learn more about this project.

July 2021 The Spokesman Review Article

special thanks to project partner:


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