Department of Recreation, Hospitality, & Parks Management

Jesse Engebretson

Assistant Professor
Jesse loves all things outdoor recreation, but he has a special love for bikepacking and packrafting (anything that "can get me far out")as well as winter recreation. He also tries to spend a lot of time growing things and making pizza. Jess is also involved in several notable publications and projects, including:“The Historical Meaning of “Outstanding Opportunities for Solitude or a Primitive and Unconfined Type of Recreation” in the Wilderness Act of1964” and “How the Nonhuman World Influences Homeowner Yard Management in the American Residential Macrosystem,”and all of his wilderness-related work with the US Forest Service andNational Park Service.
Portrait of Jesse Engebretson
  • PhD Oregon State University, Forest Ecosystems and Society
  • MA University of Kent, Environmental Anthropology
  • BS University of Minnesota, Environmental Science, Policy, and Management
  •  BA University of Minnesota, Anthropology

Link to Vitae (PDF)