Goodstein is the author of a college textbook, Economics and the Environment, (2010) now in its sixth edition; Fighting for Love in the Century of Extinction: How Passion and Politics Can Stop Global Warming (2007); and The Trade-off Myth: Fact and Fiction about Jobs and the Environment. (1999). Articles by Goodstein have appeared in among other outlets, The Journal of Environmental Economics and Management, Land Economics, Ecological Economics, and Environmental Management. His research has been featured in The New York Times, Scientific American, Time, Chemical and Engineering News, The Economist, USA Today, and The Chronicle of Higher Education. He serves on the editorial board of Sustainability: The Journal of Record, and Environment, Workplace and Employment, and is on the Steering Committee of Economics for Equity & the Environment. He is also a member of the Board of Directors of the Follett Corporation, and is on the advisory committee for Chevrolet’s Clean Energy Initiative.
A prolific author, he has published five books and more than 150 articles, essays, and reviews, and has given more than 200 invited lectures, conference papers, readings, and workshops. He edited and co-edited numerous important anthologies, including The Height of Our Mountains: Nature Writing from Virginia’s Blue Ridge Mountains and Shenandoah Valley (1998); Reading the Earth: New Directions in the Study of Literature and Environment (1998); The ISLE Reader: Ecocriticism, 1993-2003 (2003); Reading the Roots: American Nature Writing before Walden (2004); and the Pulitzer Prize-nominated John Muir’s Last Journey: South to the Amazon and East to Africa (2001).
His creative nonfiction includes pieces that have received Honorable Mention for the Pushcart Prize and have been recognized as Notable Essays in The Best American Essays, The Best Creative Nonfiction, The Best American Science and Nature Writing, and The Best American Nonrequired Reading. His creative work has appeared in magazines and journals including Utne Reader, Orion, Ecotone, Isotope, Hawk and Handsaw, Places, Whole Terrain, Red Rock Review, Watershed, New South, and Terminus. He also writes a monthly essay called “Rants from the Hill” for High Country News.
Hirt’s publications include a monograph on the history of national forest management since WWII (A Conspiracy of Optimism, 1994), two edited collections of essays on Northwest history (Terra Pacifica, 1998 and Northwest Lands, Northwest Peoples, 1999), and two-dozen articles and book chapters on environmental and western history. Hirt’s current research projects include (1) a monograph on the history of electric power in the US Northwest and British Columbia; (2) collaborative interdisciplinary research on water use, urban growth and sustainability in southern Arizona with scholars at the Julie Ann Wrigley Global Institute of Sustainability and Decision Center for a Desert City; (3) a public education program on “Nature, Culture and History at the Grand Canyon,” in partnership with the Grand Canyon Association and funded by the National Endowment for the Humanities http://www.asu.edu/clas/grandcanyonhistory/ and (4) a multi-university research, teaching and outreach program on the cultural and environmental history of the Sky Islands borderlands region of Arizona, New Mexico, Sonora and Chihuahua in collaboration with historians, geographers and ecologists at Arizona State University, University of Arizona, University of New Mexico and New Mexico State University. In his private life he is involved with regional conservation organizations and currently serves on the board of directors of the Sky Island Alliance based in Tucson, Arizona: http://www.skyislandalliance.org/
Mr. Corson is also the Acting Director of the NOAA Fisheries Office of Habitat Conservation, which protects, restores, and promotes stewardship of coastal and marine habitat to support our nation’s fisheries for future generations. His leadership on several fronts supports the agency’s mission: healthy and sustainable habitat that provides a range of benefits for abundant fish and wildlife, commercial and recreational opportunities, and resilient coastal communities that can withstand hurricanes, flooding, and other threats.