“Natural Consequences: Intimate Essays for a Planet in Peril,” New Books Network, January 7, 2023, online
“Narrative Species,” KSQD (Santa Cruz), online
“West Side Rising,” New Books on the America West podcast, December 2, 2022
“Fronteras: How a flood 100 years ago fueled San Antonio’s West Side Resilience and Power of Community,” Texas Public Radio, September 10, 2021
“One Hundred Years After Devastating Flood, Its Effects are still Visible in San Antonio,” Texas Standard, September 9, 2021
“Fronteras: The Flood Of 1921 Devastated San Antonio's West Side. It Also 'Sparked A Latino Environmental Justice Movement,’” Texas Public Radio, September 3, 2021
“UN-IPCC Draft Report on Climate: Impacts on Nature,” China Global Television News, June 23, 2021, online
“World Environment Day: 2021,” China Global Television News, June 5, 2021, online
“California’s $1B wildfire prevention plan to protect high-risk communities,” Spectrum News, 5-6, 2021; online
“Char Miller on the Biden climate summit,” China Global Television News, April 23, 2021, online
Forty Years a Forester (2019)
Richard Harding Davis: The West from a Car-Window, Library of Texas series, (2006).
Recent Articles & Chapters
“Pictures at an Exhibition: Rendering the Los Angeles River,” Eden: Quarterly Journal of the California Garden & Landscape History Society, 25:4, Fall 2022, 30-37. With Tilly Hinton.
“Walking in the Los Angeles River: An Immersive Experience,” Eden: Quarterly Journal of the California Garden & Landscape History Society, 25:3, Summer 2022, 30-39.
“Railroad Miles and Slash-Pine Seeds,” Forest Source, 27:4: April 2022, 1, 17.
“A Long Look Ahead: William L. Bray and Early Texas Conservationism,” Southwestern Historical Quarterly, 125:3, January 2022, 251-69.
“Architects of Smoke,” Forecast Journal, Issue 9: Sustainability, Winter 2022, 48-52.
“’Greed for Land’: W.W. Ashe and the Environmental Roots of the 1921 Flood in Central Texas,” Southwestern Historical Quarterly, 125:1, July 2021, 62-73.
“Reclamation Project: Rediscovering W. W. Ashe and the Origins of Watershed Stewardship,” Forest History Today, 26:1/2, Spring /Fall 2020, 40-49.
“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.
“Manzanar, Diverted: When Water Becomes Dust,” Ann Kaneko, premiered at BigSky Film Festival, February 26, 2021.
Bring Your Own Brigade, Lucy Walker Films (2021); Selected for Sundance Film Festival. Premiered January 29, 2021.
River’s End: California’s Latest Water War, ShivHans Pictures, 2021. Premiered January 14, 2021.
America's First Forest: Carl Schenck and the Biltmore Forest School (Bonesteel Films/PBS, 2016)
The Big Burn (PBS: American Experience, 2015)
Awards & Honors
Awards & Honors
Vice Chair, Eastern Sierra Interpretive Association
Board Member, National Museum of Forest Service History
Pomfret School Distinguished Alumni Award, 2020
Pomona College, Alumni Service Award, 2015
Pomona College, Wig Distinguished Professor Award for Excellence in Teaching, 2013
Organization of American Historians, Distinguished Lecturers, 2007-10
USDA Forest Service, New Century of Service Annual Award, 2005; US Forest Service Centennial Lecturer, 2004-05
Minnie Stevens Piper Foundation and State of Texas, Piper Professor, 2002, for excellence in teaching and service to higher education
Editor-in-Chief, Eastern Sierra History Journal, 2020- ; Editor-in-Chief, EnviroLab Asia Journal, 2017-
Editorial Boards, Library of Texas series, 2006- ; Pacific Historical Review, 2002-2008; Environmental History, 2001-06; 2010-2012 (Associate Editor, 1999-2001, 2006-10); Trinity University Press, 2002-06; and Associate Editor (History), Journal of Forestry, 2005-10.
Forest History Society, Director Emeritus, 2020- ; Board of Directors, 2002-2008
Pinchot Institute for Conservation, Senior Fellow, 1997-present
Trinity University: Dr. and Mrs. Z.T. Scott Faculty Fellowship, 1997; Outstanding Professor, Humanities & Arts Division, 1996-97; Outstanding Professor, 1986