Below are citations (and often links or .pdfs) for most of the scholarly articles and book chapters I’ve published. Although I always aim to be clear and accessible in my writing, the audience for most of this work was academic historians. (For history directed more toward public audiences, see here and here.) As with my books, I’m always happy to hear from readers and to discuss this work; contact me, please.

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.

“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:

“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.