Sustainability Dialog: Home Ground: The San Gabriels in the Anthropocene (2019)
Hetch Hetchy: A History in Documents (2020)
San Antonio: A Tricentennial History (2018)
Ogallala: Water for a Dry Land (2018)
Not So Golden State: Sustainability vs. the California Dream (2016)
America's Great National Forests, Wildernesses, and Grasslands (2016)
Seeking the Greatest Good: The Conservation Legacy of Gifford Pinchot (2013).
Death Valley National Park: A History (2013).
On the Edge: Water, Immigration, and Politics in the Southwest (2013).
Public Lands, Public Debates: A Century of Controversy (2012). Lecture about the book and its making
Theodore Roosevelt: Naturalist in the Arena (2020)
Forty Years a Forester (2019)
The Nature of Hope: Environmental Justice, Grassroots Organizing, and Political Change (2019)
Where There’s Smoke: The Environmental Science, Policy, and Politics of Marijuana (2018)
Gifford Pinchot: Selected Writings (2017)
Forest Conservation in the Anthropocene: Science, Policy, Practice (2016)
Between Ruin and Restoration: An Environmental History of Israel (2013).
Cities and Nature in the American West (2010).
River Basins of the American West (2009).
Water in the Twenty-First Century West (2009).
Richard Harding Davis: The West from a Car-Window, Library of Texas series, (2006).
Fifty Years of the Texas Observer (2004).
Recent Articles & Chapters
“Streetscape Environmentalism: Flood Control, Social Justice, and Political Power in San Antonio, 1921-1974,” in Miller and Crane, eds.,The Nature of Hope: Environmental Justice, Grassroots Organizing and Political Change (2019), 100-119.
“Future Imperfect: The Forest Service and Federal Land Management in a Climate-Charged Environment,” in Steve Wilent, ed., 193 Million Acres: Toward a Healthier and More Resilient US Forest Service (Bethesda MD: Society of American Foresters, 2019), 601-619.
“’Vast, Incredible Damage’: The US Forest Service and the Herbicide Wars,” in Janet Brodie, Vivien Hamilton and Brinda Sarathy, eds., Inevitably Toxic: Historical Perspectives on Contamination, Exposure, and Expertise, (Pittsburgh PA: University of Pittsburgh Press, 2018), 182-206. With James G. Lewis.
“Essential Landscape: An Environmental History of Chaparral Ecosystems in California,” in E.C. Underwood, et al., eds.Valuing Chaparral: Ecological, Social, and Management Perspectives, Springer Series on Environmental Management, (Springer, 2018), 123-40.
“Reading the Tea Leaves,” in Char Miller, ed., Where There’s Smoke: How Marijuana is Damaging the Environment and Transforming Politics (Lawrence KS: University Press of Kansas, 2018), 213-21. With Anthony Silvaggio.
“’This is Democracy Held Hostage’: Cannabis in the Capital,” in Char Miller, ed., Where There’s Smoke: How Marijuana is Damaging the Environment and Transforming Politics (Lawrence KS: University Press of Kansas, 2018), 185-98. With Karen August.
“Southern Exposure: Marijuana, Labor, and the Law in the Appalachians,” in Char Miller, ed., Where There’s Smoke: How Marijuana is Damaging the Environment and Transforming Politics (Lawrence KS: University Press of Kansas, 2018), 127-35. With Hawes Spencer.
“Kindred Spirits: Theodore Roosevelt, Gifford Pinchot, and a Fitting Eulogy,” Theodore Roosevelt Association Journal, 38:4, Fall 2017, 8-12.
“The Maine Chance: Conservation Management and Katahdin Waters and Woods National Monument,” Forest History Today, 23:1, Spring 2017, 5-16.
“Foreword” to Paula Ivaska Robbins, On Strawberry Hill: The Transcendent Love of Gifford Pinchot and Laura Houghteling, (Tuscaloosa AL: University of Alabama Press, 2017), xi-xiv.
“Watershed Politics: Groundwater Management and Resource Conservation in Southern California’s Pomona Valley,” Journal of Urban History, Special Issue on US and Australian Water Histories, DOI: 10.1177/0096144217692986. With Benjamin C. Hackenberger, PO-EA’15
“El Yunque National Forest,” Forest History Today 22:1&2, Spring/Fall 2016, 61-63.
“Fires on the Hills: Peri-urban and Wildland Fire Regimes in Mediterranean-type Ecosystems,” in Estelita Vaz, Cristina Joanaz de Melo and Ligia M. Costa Pinto, eds., Environmental History in the Making, (Springer, 2016), 145-69. With Jack Hayes, Daniel Orenstein and Mario Gonzalez Pereira.
“Measured Impact: William B. McKinley and Late Nineteenth-Century Conservation,” Forest History Today, 21:1/2, Spring/Fall 2015, 32-36.
America's First Forest: Carl Schenck and the Biltmore Forest School (Bonesteel Films/PBS, 2016)
The Big Burn (PBS: American Experience, 2015)
John Muir in the New World (PBS: American Masters, 2011)