Char Miller Interviewed about his book, America’s Great National Forests
Not So Golden State: Sustainability v. the California Dream (Trinity University Press, 2016)
America's Great National Forests, Wildernesses, and Grasslands (Rizzoli, 2016)
Seeking the Greatest Good: The Conservation Legacy of Gifford Pinchot (University of Pittsburgh Press, 2013).
Death Valley National Park: A History (University of Nevada Press, 2013). With Hal K. Rothman. Review
On the Edge: Water, Immigration, and Politics in the Southwest (Trinity University Press, 2013). Review
Public Lands, Public Debates: A Century of Controversy (Oregon University Press, 2012). Lecture about the book and its making
Ground Work: Conservation in American Culture (Forest History Society, 2007).
Deep in the Heart of San Antonio: Land & Life in South Texas (Trinity University Press, 2004). Award: 2007 Citation, San Antonio Conservation Society.
Gifford Pinchot and the Making of Modern Environmentalism (Island Press/Shearwater Books, 2001; paperback, 2004). Awards: 2003 Charles A. Weyerhaeuser Book Award, Forest History Society; 2002 Independent Publishers Association Biography Prize; 2002 National Outdoor Book Award for History/Biography; ForeWord Magazine‘s Gold Award for Biography; Connecticut Center for the Book Biography Prize, 2002. Citations: Washington Book Publishers Design Award, (Jacket, 2nd Prize); Booklist’s Pioneering Environmentalists Core List; Booklist‘s Top Ten Biographies of Social Activists; Academic Magazine’s Core 1000 List)
The Greatest Good: 100 Years of Forestry in America, (Society of American Foresters, 1999; second edition, 2004). With Rebecca Staebler. (Awards: 2000 Society of National Association Publications “Excel Gold Award”; 2000 Washington Book Publishers Awards: “First Place” and “Second Place,” for book design; 2000 APEX Award for Publication Excellence; 2000 Outstanding Forestry Book, The National Woodland Owners Association)
Gifford Pinchot: Selected Writings (Penn State University Press, 2017)
Forest Conservation in the Anthropocene: Science, Policy, Practice (University Press of Colorado, 2016)
Between Ruin and Restoration: An Environmental History of Israel (University of Pittsburgh Press, 2013).
Cities and Nature in the American West (University of Nevada Press, 2010).
River Basins of the American West (Oregon State University Press, 2009).
Water in the Twenty-First Century West (Oregon State University Press, 2009).
Richard Harding Davis: The West from a Car-Window, Library of Texas series, (DeGolyer Library and William P. Clements Center for Southwestern Studies, 2006).
Fifty Years of the Texas Observer (Trinity University Press, 2004).
Recent Articles & Chapters
“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
“Foreword” to Bibi Gaston, Gifford Pinchot and the First Foresters, (Baked Apple Club Productions, 2016), xi-xii. Commissioned.
“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.
“Streetscape Environmentalism: Flood Control, Social Justice, and Political Power in San Antonio, 1921-1975,” Southwestern Historical Quarterly, October October 2014, 159-77.
“Foreword,” to the 5th edition of Roderick Nash, Wilderness and the American Mind, (New Haven CT: Yale University Press, 2014), vii-xv.
“Making Common Cause for Conservation: The Pinchot Institute and Grey Towers National Historic Site, 1963-2013,” Forest History Today, Spring/Fall 2013, 42-51.
“Uncle Sam’s Badge: Identity and Representation in the U.S. Forest Service, 1905-2013,” Journal of Forestry, September 2013, 366-70.
“Riding the Wave: Open Access, Digital Scholarship, and the Undergraduate Thesis,” Keynote Address, USETDA annual meeting, 2013.
“Neither Crooked Nor Shady: The Weeks Act, Theodore Roosevelt, and the Virtue of Eastern National Forests, 1899-1911,” Theodore Roosevelt Association Journal, 30:4, Fall 2012, 15-24.
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)