The fires in the West are so depressing. The specific areas of Oregon that are burning–the McKenzie River valley especially, but also the Opal Creek Wilderness–these are my favorite places
The COVID crisis is child’s play compared to the impending climate change crisis that is coming fast and hard. For a decade, her team had been sampling the air from sensors on aircraft flying ov
We think of the Mexican cartels as being about drugs, and of course they are, but like any organized crime gang, they are going to get their hooks into anything they can. That includes illegal timber.
In 2016, I published Empire of Timber, a book demonstrating how timber workers used their unions throughout the 20th century to push their own shifting environmental agendas, pushing back very strongl
Donald Trump’s forestry policy seems solid: President Trump on Friday told Fox News host Chris Wallace that he believes wildfires in California could be eradicated if the state had raked all 33
Anna Lowenhaupt Tsing’s 2015 book, The Mushroom at the End of the World, is simply one of the best academic works I have read in years. Tsing examines the matsutake mushroom–a prized food
It’s not often that essays are published that combine socialism with forest policy, so I may be legally obligated to comment on this Jacobin essay by a British Columbia firefighter on capitalism
The reason I am based out of Oregon for the first half of my sabbatical is to work on a new book project on recent Northwest history. But the other reason is that I want to be in Oregon, my home state