In 2018-2020, I contributed a semi-regular column to High Country News called “Reckoning with History,” which we described as an “ongoing series that seeks to understand the legacies of the past and to put the West’s present moment in perspective.” This opportunity gave me an audience much different from the typical historian, and I enjoyed and remain proud of it.

“The lessons of Redwood Summer, thirty years later,” High Country News, September 29, 2020.

“Boeing’s history reveals connections and disconnections in the West’s economy,” High Country News, February 18, 2020.

“NEPA transformed federal land management — and has fallen short,” High Country News, December 6, 2019.

“Economic giants drive income inequality in a second Gilded Age,” High Country News, November 27, 2019.

“Renegotiating the Columbia River Treaty, Six Decades Later,” High Country News, July 6, 2019.

“Mining Laws Have Long Been Used for Recreation,” High Country News, May 24, 2019.

“Critics of the Green New Deal rail against socialism. We’ve seen this before,” High Country News, April 5, 2019.

“It’s time to revisit an old way to resolve public land fights,” High Country News, February 26, 2019.

“Border security will always be elusive,” High Country News, January 14, 2019.

“Reckoning with History: How the once-radical Endangered Species Act was weakened,” High Country News, November 16, 2018.

“Reckoning with History: When we overcame political division,” High Country News, October 5, 2018.

“Reckoning with History: Wildfire suppression is a decades-old conundrum,” High Country News, August 29, 2018.

“Reckoning with History: The legacy of lynching in the West,” High Country News, July 13, 2018.

“Reckoning with History: The devolution of conservation’s trust fund,” High Country News, June 8, 2018.

“Reckoning with History: The parks have been fixed before,” High Country News, April 11, 2018.

“Reckoning with History: The Antiquities Act quandary,” High Country News, February 22, 2018.

“Reckoning with History: Interior’s legacy of bad behavior,” High Country News, January 3, 2018.