Sara Dant is Presidential Distinguished Professor and Chair of History at Weber State University in Ogden, Utah. Her work focuses on environmental politics in the United States with a particular emphasis on the creation and development of consensus and bi-partisanism. Dant's latest book is a new, completely revised edition of "Losing Eden: An Environmental History of the American West" with a foreword by former New Mexico Senator Tom S. Udall (son of Stewart Udall). She is also an advisor and interviewee for Ken Burns' "The American Buffalo" documentary film, the author of several prize-winning articles on western environmental politics, a precedent-setting Expert Witness Report and Testimony on Stream Navigability upheld by the Utah Supreme Court (2017) and co-author of the two-volume "Encyclopedia of American National Parks" (2004). An avid outdoor enthusiast and native Arizonan, Dant divides her time between northern Utah and the Galisteo River Valley outside Santa Fe, N.M.