Lake Arthur: Stories through Time

one historical aerial and a digital rendering of Lake Arthur
Top: A 1931 aerial showing the Lake Arthur area. Bottom: a landscape rendering of restoration work in the 2000s

October 01, 2020

As part of the "Life at Lake Arthur" feature in the fall 2020 issue of Gonzaga Magazine, many Gonzaga faculty members share their own stories of Lake Arthur here:

Once Upon a Millpond Dreary

Greg Gordon, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Environmental Studies
Authored this case study in the intersection between shifting cultural perceptions and ecological states.

Lake Arthur Enhancement Project

Hugh Lefcort, Ph.D., Professor of Biology
Making lemonade from lemons, Lake Arthur project uses excess fertilization to enhance pond life. The work is currently in progress.  

a landscape rendering showing the restoration of Lake Arthur

A Birding Hotspot

Jon Isacoff, Ph.D., Professor of Political Science and Environmental Studies
Documents birds seen at Gonzaga. See the GU hotspot on

a hawk and a bright yellow bird are residents at Gonzaga's Lake Arthur

Above left: Red-tailed Hawk. Above right: Yellow Warbler.

a brown bird and a black duck living at Lake Arthur

Above left: Song Sparrow. Above right: American Coot.

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