Lisa Mighetto

Membership:  2019

Member Bio

Lisa Mighetto is a historian based in Seattle, Washington. Currently she is affiliate faculty at the University of Washington-Tacoma and an advisory board member of the National Parks Conservation Association. She also serves as the program committee co-chair for the Environmental History World Congress, to be held in Florianópolis, Brazil in July 2019. Lisa received a Ph.D. in history from the University of Washington, w
here she specialized in environmental history and fish and wildlife issues. She has published several books – and her articles have appeared in the Los Angeles Times, Sierra, Pacific Historical Review, Environmental History, and other publications. As director of the American Society for Environmental History (ASEH), she oversaw the organization’s annual conference, awards and fellowships programs, outreach activities, regional workshops, website and social media development, fundraising, and more. She also served as vice president and director of the history division at Historical Research Associates – a public history and archaeology company with offices in Seattle, Portland, Missoula, and Washington, DC - where she developed an environmental history program and an oral history program. As a public history consultant, she completed projects for the National Park Service, Parks Canada, USDA Forest Service, US Fish and Wildlife Service, and other agencies.


  • Wild Animals an American Environmental Ethics. Tucson: University of Arizona Press, 1991.
  • ed. Muir Among the Animals: The Wildlife Writings of John Muir. San Francisco: Sierra Club Books, 1986. Excerpted in Los Angeles Times (August 31, 1986) and Harper’s (December, 1986).
  • with Marcia Montgomery. Hard Drive to the Klondike: Promoting Seattle During the Gold Rush. Seattle: University of Washington Press, 2002.
  • with David Louter, guest eds. “The Role of Environmental History in the National Parks.” The George Wright Forum 28 (2011).
  • “Remembering April 22, 1970.” Environmental Justice (April 2010).
  • "Going Wild." Environmental History 12 (April 2007).