An Open Pit Visible from the Moon: The Wilderness Act and the Fight to Protect Miners Ridge and the Public Interest

(Forthcoming April 2020, University of Oklahoma Press)

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Idaho’s Place: A New History of the Gem State

Idaho Book Award (Honorable Mention)–Idaho Library Association, 2015

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The Environmental Justice: William O. Douglas and American Conservation

Association for American University Presses Books for Understanding, U.S. Supreme Court, 2010

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United States West Coast: An Environmental History

Choice Outstanding Academic Title, 2008

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Scholarly Articles & Book Chapters

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“Confronting Kennecott in the Cascades.” In The Nature of Hope: Grassroots Organizing, Environmental Justice, and Political Change, edited by Char Miller and Jeff Crane, 251-282. Louisville: University Press of Colorado, 2018.

“Sometimes, It Takes a Table.” Environmental History 23, no. 1 (January 2018): 143-51. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1093/envhis/emx122

“Claiming Spaces for Science: The Canadian Arctic Expedition (1913-18) and the Ambiguities of Scientific Exploration.” Historical Studies in the Natural Sciences 47, no. 2 (April 2017): 164-99. DOI: 10.1525/hsns.2017.47.2.164

“Finding Complexity in a Ditch: Hugh T. Lovin and Idaho Irrigation History.” In Complexity in a Ditch: Bringing Water to the Idaho Desert, by Hugh T. Lovin, 1-14. Pullman: Washington State University Press, 2017.

With Brynn Lacabanne. “Instituting Water Research: The Water Resources Research Act (1964) and the Idaho Water Resources Research Institute.” Water History 9, no. 3 (September 2017): 295–316. DOI: 10.1007/s12685-016-0190-x

“Pleading for Posterity: Idaho Wilderness in Time.” In Idaho Wilderness Considered, edited by Murray Feldman and Jennifer Emery Davison, 33-48. Boise: Idaho Humanities Council, 2016.

“Protecting American Lands with Justice William O. Douglas.” The George Wright Forum 32, no. 2 (2015): 165-73.

“Rexford Daubenmire and the Ecology of Place: Applied Ecology in the Mid-Twentieth-Century American West.” In New Perspectives on the History of Life Sciences and Agriculture, edited by Denise Phillips and Sharon Kingsland, 297-322. Archimedes New Studies in the History and Philosophy of Science and Technology series, edited by Jed Z. Buchwald. New York: Springer, 2015.

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

With Paul Hirt. “The Past and Future of the Columbia River.” In The Columbia River Treaty Revisited: Transboundary River Governance in the Face of Uncertainty, edited by Barbara Cosens, 115-36. Corvallis: Oregon State University Press, 2012.

“Roots and Branches: Environmentalism and the American West.” In “Environmentalism in the American West,” edited by Adam M. Sowards. Special issue, Journal of the West 50, no. 1 (Winter 2011): 9-12.

“‘We’re All Kinda Crazy’: Smokejumpers and Western Forests.” In “Talking Green: Oral History and Environmental History,” edited by Alan MacEachern and Ryan O’Connor. Special issue, Oral History Forum d’histoire orale 30 (2010).

“From Virgin Forest to Modern Farm: Picturing Ecological Change in Northern Idaho’s Cutover Land.” Idaho Yesterdays 50, no. 2 (Fall 2009).

“Modern Ahabs in Texas: William O. Douglas and Lone Star Conservation.” Journal of the West 44, no. 4 (Fall 2005): 39-46.

“William O. Douglas: The Environmental Justice.” In The Human Tradition in the American West, edited by Benson Tong and Regan Lutz, 155-170. Wilmington, Delaware: Scholarly Resources, Inc., 2002. Reprinted in The Human Tradition in America: 1865 to the Present, edited by Charles W. Calhoun, 301-316. Wilmington, Delaware: Scholarly Resources, Inc. 2003.

“Administrative Trials, Environmental Consequences, and the Use of History in Arizona’s Tonto National Forest, 1926-1996.” Western Historical Quarterly 31, no. 2 (Summer 2000): 189-214.

Bert M. Fireman Award, Western History Association, 2000

“Spiritual Egalitarianism: John Muir’s Religious Environmentalism.” In John Muir in Historical Perspective, edited by Sally M. Miller, 123-136. New York: Peter Lang Publishing, 1999.