Essays & Op-Eds

“Why Sheep Started So Many Wars in the American West,” Zócalo Public Square, October 5, 2017. Part of the What It Means to be American series, a partnership between Zócalo Public Square and the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History. (Also available here.)

“The Trump Administration’s Review of National Monuments Smacks of Paternalism,” History News Network, May 28, 2017.

“In Latest Skirmish of Western Land Wars, Congress Supports Mining and Ranching,” The Conversation, February 20, 2017.

“Sometimes, the West must be protected from itself,” High Country News, Writers on the Range, 48, no. 13 (July 27, 2016), 24-25.

“No, Ted Cruz, Westerners should not follow in Texas’ footsteps,” High Country News, Writers on the Range, March 30, 2016.

Bridging the Past, Present, and Future: Commemorating 25 Years of the Idaho Heritage Trust. Boise: Idaho Heritage Trust, 2016. (I wrote eleven short essays to contextualize the work in heritage preservation commemorated in this beautifully illustrated book, available here, from the Idaho Heritage Trust.)

“Traveling Ecologist Rexford F. Daubenmire,” Washington State Magazine 14, no. 4 (Fall 2015): 19. (online version available here)

“Law and Nature: The Famed Dissent of Justice William O. Douglas.” High Country News 47, no. 1 (January 19, 2015): 6-7. (online version titled “Should Nature Have Standing to Sue?”)

“Making the Idaho Landscape of 1863,” Idaho Landscapes (March 2013): 5-17.


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