Published Works

Here are some of the pieces I’ve written.


Environmental Justice Means Desegregating the Environmental Movement.

The mainstream U.S. environmental movement is mostly white. You can help fix that.

The Revelator, September 22, 2017


Finding Your Way as an Environmentalist in Rural America — Even if You’re LGBT.

Rural America needs more environmentalists. Will you answer the call?

The Revelator, June 27, 2017


15,000 Acre Federal Fracking Plan Endangers Sage Grouse in Utah.

The Bureau of Land Management changes its mind about helping Utah sage-grouse.

Watersheds Messenger, Spring 2017

“What keeps you going isn’t some fine destination but just the road you’re on, and the fact that you know how to drive. You keep your eyes open, you see this damned-to-hell world you got born into, and you ask yourself, ‘What life can I live that will let me breathe in & out and love somebody or something and not run off screaming into the woods?

Barbara Kingsolver

(Animal Dreams)


Calls for Change at Nation’s Deadliest Wind Turbines

Surprisingly high bird mortality at the first commercial wind farm in Maryland. 

Bird Calls, February 2013


Rulemaking Petition to the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service for Regulating the Impacts of Wind Energy Projects on Migratory Birds.

Why the federal government should take action to make wind farms safe for birds. I co-authored.

American Bird Conservancy, December 14, 2011


New Federal Wind Energy Guidelines Are up in the Air.

How birds at U.S. wind farms got voluntary protection instead of mandatory.

Sierra Club Desert Report, September 2011

“The question is whether any civilization can wage relentless war on life without destroying itself, and without losing the right to be called civilized.”

Rachel Carson


Empowering Communities so That Every Voice Is Heard.

Fighting coal and the Keystone XL pipeline in the Dakotas in 2009.

Plains Justice Newsletter, Second & Third Quarter 2009


Waterloo, IA Coal Plant Canceled.

One coal plant down, one left to go.

Plains Justice Newsletter, First Quarter 2009


Completing Public Ownership of Voyageurs National Park … One Parcel at a Time.

Buying private inholdings from willing sellers helps preserve a Minnesota national park.

The Journal of Voyageurs National Park Association, Summer 2008


Park Welcomes One Superintendent and Says Goodbye to Another.

Leadership changes at a Minnesota national park.

The Journal of Voyageurs National Park Association, Summer 2008

“Our kinship with Earth must be maintained; otherwise, we will find ourselves trapped in the center of our own paved-over souls with no way out.”

Terry Tempest Williams

(Finding Beauty in a Broken World)