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The following scholars, writers, and editors are available to members of the media to talk about their work in this area. Following is information about their background, special interests, and preferred manner of contact. Listed email addresses should be copied into an email client, replacing "at" with "@".

Peter E. Black
Peter E. Black is Distinguished Teaching Professor of Water and Related Land Resources, Emeritus, at the State University of New York College of Environmental Science and Forestry. His previous books include Watershed Hydrology, Second Edition (with Brian L. Fisher) and Conservation of Water and Related Land Resources, Third Edition. He lives in Syracuse, New York.

Peter Carrels
At American Rivers, the nation’s leading river conservation organization, Peter Carrels has worked to design and coordinate the construction of the Discovering the Rivers of Lewis and Clark traveling exhibit. In addition, Peter’s writing about Missouri River issues and history has appeared in several magazines, newspapers, and books.

Mail: P.O. Box 1029
Aberdeen, SD 57402-1029
Email: pcarrels at
Phone: 605-229-4978
Fax: 605-229-6306

Michael Collier
Michael Collier is a science writer, photographer, and physician who lives in Flagstaff, Arizona. Among his other books is A Land in Motion: California's San Andreas Fault.

Email: mpcreh at
Phone: 520-779-2962

Craig E. Colten
Craig Colten is Carl O. Sauer Professor of Geography at Louisiana State University. Colten is the author of An Unnatural Metropolis: Wresting New Orleans from Nature, The American Environment, The Road to Love Canal, Transforming New Orleans and Its Environs, and Louisiana Geography, among other books.

Phone: 225-578-5942
Publicist: Barbara Outland, LSU Press
Phone: 225-578-8282

James N. Corbridge, Jr.
James N. Corbridge is professor emeritus of water law, natural resources, and property law at the University of Colorado Law School.

Email: corbridj at

Mike Freeman
Mike Freeman is a freelance writer and editor. From 1998 to 2008 he was a fisheries assistant at the Alaska Department of Fish and Game, and has canoed thousands of miles in southeast Alaska. His essays have appeared in the Massachusetts Review; South Dakota Review; the LBJ: Avian Life, Literary Arts; Connecticut Review; and Gray’s Sporting Journal. He lives in Newport, Rhode Island.

John C. Freemuth
John C Freemuth is a professor of public policy and Senior Fellow at the Cecil Andrus Center for Public Policy and Administration, Boise State University.

E-mail: jfreemu at boisestate.ed

Robert E. Henshaw
Robert E. Henshaw received his PhD in environmental physiology at the University of Iowa and worked for twenty years as an environmental analyst at the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation. He has taught in the Department of Geography and Planning at the University at Albany–SUNY, and is a member of the Board of Directors of the Hudson River Environmental Society. He lives in West Sand Lake, New York.

Huey D. Johnson
Huey D. Johnson is a distinguished environmentalist known for his pioneering work on protecting and managing the Earth's natural resources and President, Resource Renewal Institute. In 2001, he was selected as the winner of the United Nations Environment Programme Sasakawa Environment Prize, considered by many to be the world’s most prestigious environmental award. In addition, the President's Council on Sustainable Development awarded Huey a Presidential Honor in 1996 for his efforts as the leading U.S. proponent of green planning.

Email: hdj at

Douglas E. Kupel
Douglas E. Kupel has worked for the City of Phoenix Law Department since 1988 where he conducts historical research for water rights litigation. He is an adjunct faculty member at Arizona State University. For additional info, see "So Many People, So Little Water"
Science 2003 May 23; 300: 1238 (in Books).

Email: dkupel at
Phone: 602-495-5853

William M. Lewis
A professor of environmental studies, William M. Lewis Jr. directs the Center for Limnology at the Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences at the University of Colorado.

Email: lewis at

Michael F. Logan
Michael F. Logan is Associate Professor of History at Oklahoma State University and author of, in addition to The Lessening Stream, Fighting Sprawl and City Hall.

Email: loganm at

Daniel McCool
Daniel McCool is Professor of Political Science and Director of the American West Center at the University of Utah. He is the author of Command of the Waters and most recently edited Contested Landscape: The Politics of Wilderness in Utah and the West with Doug Goodman.

Email: dan.mccool at

Guy McPherson
Guy McPherson is Professor in the School of Renewable Natural Resources and the Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology at the University of Arizona and author of Ecology and Management of North American Savannas, and Applied Ecology and Natural Resources.

Email: grm at

Char Miller
Char Miller is Chair and Professor of History at Trinity University and editor of Water in the West: A High Country News Readerand Fluid Arguments.

Email: fmiller at

John Opie
John Opie is also the author of Nature's Nation: An Environmental History of the United States (1998), and the forthcoming Virtual America: Sleepwalking Through Paradise. Six Myths and One True Story. In 1976, John was the founding editor of the professional journal Environmental History Review and the founding president of the American Society for Environmental History. Other publications include Energy and American Values (1981) and The Law of the Land: 200 Years of American Farmland Policy (1987/1994). John has consulted widely in government and industry, including to the President's Council on Sustainable Development and the American Association of Engineering Societies.

Email: jofoto at

Byron E. Pearson
Byron E. Pearson is Assistant Professor of History atWest Texas A&M University, and author of Still the Wild River Runs.

Email: bpearson at

Zachary A. Smith
Zachary Smith is a Regents' Professor of Political Science at Northern Arizona University in Flagstaff. A consultant both nationally and internationally on natural resource and environmental matters, he is the author or editor of seventeen books as well as numerous articles on environmental and natural resource policy topics.

Mail: Regents' Professor of Political Science
Box 15036
Northern Arizona University
Flagstaff, AZ 86011
Email: zachary.smith at
Phone: 928-523-7020
Fax: 928-523-6777

David Stiller
David Stiller is a former hydrologist and environmental consultant. He currently lives and writes near Niwot, Colorado. Stiller has also taught at the University of Colorado.

Email: david.stiller at
Phone: 303-444-6392

Bill Streever
Bill Streever is a research biologist in Eagle River, Alaska, and was formerly at the Waterways Experiment Station (Wetlands Branch) in Vicksburg, Mississippi. He is the author of Bringing Back the Wetlands (1999), and his work has appeared in such periodicals as Wetlands, Journal of Environmental Management, Estuaries, and American Midland Naturalist.

Phone: 907-564-4383; 907-440-8324 (cell)
Email: StreevBJ at

Stephen C. Sturgeon
Stephen C. Sturgeon is Manuscript Curator in Special Collections and Archives at Utah State University, where he is also Adjunct Assistant Professor of History and an affiliated faculty member in the Natural Resource and Environmental Policy Program.

Email: stestu at

Evan R. Ward
Evan R. Ward is Assistant Professor of History at the University of North Alabama and author of Border Oasis.

Email: erward at

Robert H. Webb
Robert H. Webb is a research hydrologist who studies climate change in the southwestern United States and is the author of Grand Canyon: A Century of Change.

Email: rhwebb at

Jake Weltzin
Jake Weltzin is Assistant Professor of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology at the University of Tennessee.

Email: jweltzin at

Joseph F. Zimmerman
Joseph F. Zimmerman is Professor of Political Science at the University at Albany, State University of New York. His many books include Horizontal Federalism: Interstate Relations; Interstate Cooperation, Second Edition: Compacts and Administrative Agreements; and State-Local Governmental Interactions, all published by SUNY Press.

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