This page functions essentially as a master bibliography of my academic publications in reverse chronological order. It includes books, book chapters, and journal articles written and published over the course of my career as a professor of history. On other pages (accessed through the menu), I have broken out these publications by types (e.g., books or shorter pieces) and included some additional materials (e.g., presentations, reviews) related to the books, as well as links to many of the publications. 

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With Leisl Carr Childers. “Hope in Public Lands: A Conversation.” In Wallace Stegner’s Unsettled Country: Ruin, Realism, and Possibility in the American West, eds. Mark Fiege, Michael J. Lansing, and Leisl Carr Childers, 183-212. Lincoln: University of Nebraska Press, 2024.


“Being Historically Faithful in Public,” Pacific Northwest Quarterly 114, nos. 2 & 3 (Spring and Summer 2023): 57-62.


Making America’s Public Lands: The Contested History of Conservation on Federal Lands. American Ways series, ed. John David Smith. Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield, 2022.


An Open Pit Visible from the Moon: The Wilderness Act and the Fight to Protect Miners Ridge and the Public Interest. The Environment in Modern North America series, eds. Leisl Carr Childers and Michael Childers. Norman: University of Oklahoma Press, 2020.


“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.


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 

“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.

“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  


“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.


With Rebecca Stunz. “Mobile Nature, Cooperative Management, and Institutional Adaptation in Pacific Northwest Blister Rust Control in the 20th Century.” Pacific Northwest Quarterly 105, no. 4 (Fall 2014): 159-74.

Editor. Idaho’s Place: A New History of the Gem State. Seattle: University of Washington Press, 2014.

 “Idaho’s Place: Reckoning with History.” In Idaho’s Place: A New History of the Gem State, edited by Adam M. Sowards, 3-12. Seattle: University of Washington Press, 2014.


“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.

With Barbara Cosens and Lynette de Silva. “Introduction to Parts I, II, and III,” In The Columbia River Treaty Revisited: Transboundary River Governance in the Face of Uncertainty, edited by Barbara Cosens, 1-11. 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). 

The Environmental Justice: William O. Douglas and American Conservation. Corvallis: Oregon State University Press, 2009. 


“Challenging ‘Progress’.” In Individuals in History: The Environmental Movement, 1-9. Santa Barbara: ABC-CLIO, 2008.

“From Walden to Global Warming.” In Individuals in History: The Environmental Movement, 11-25. Santa Barbara: ABC-CLIO, 2008.


United States West Coast: An Environmental History. Nature and Human Societies Series, ed. Mark Stoll. Santa Barbara: ABC-CLIO, 2007.


“William O. Douglas’s Wilderness Politics: Public Protest and Committees of Correspondence in the Pacific Northwest.” Western Historical Quarterly 37, no. 1 (Spring 2006): 21-42.


“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. 


“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.


“Reclamation, Ranching and Reservation: Environmental, Cultural, and Governmental Rivalries in Transitional Arizona.” Journal of the Southwest 40, no. 3 (Autumn 1998): 333-361.