Professor Donahue's Publications


Livestock Production, Climate Change, and Human Health: Closing the Awareness Gap, 45 Environmental Law Reporter News & Analysis 11112 (2015). Westlaw | Lexis

Robert Beschta, Debra Donahue, et al., Reducing Livestock Effects on Public Lands in the Western United States as the Climate Changes: A Reply to Svejcar et al, 53 Environmental Management 1039 (2014). Springer Link

Robert Beschta, Debra Donahue, et al., Adapting to Climate Change on Western Public Lands: Addressing the Ecological Effects of Domestic, Wild, and Feral Ungulates, 51 Environmental Management 474 (2013). Springer Link

Robert Beschta, Debra Donahue, et al., Restoring the West's Public Lands under a Changing Climate: Addressing the Impacts of Domestic and Wild Ungulates, 50 Environmental Management 1 (2012). PDF

Reviewer:Bruce L. Smith, Where Elk Roam: Conservation and Biopolitics of Our National Elk Herd, Chapters 6 and 14 (forthcoming).

Reviewer: National Research Council, Committee on Management and Effects of Coalbed Methane Development and Produced Water in the Western United States, Management and Effects of Coalbed Methane Produced Water in the Western United States (2010).

Trampling the Public Trust, 37 Boston College Environmental Affairs Law Review 257 (2010). Westlaw

Elephant in the Room: Livestock's Role in Climate and Environmental Change, 17 Michigan State Journal of International Law 95 (2008). Westlaw | Lexis

Federal Rangeland Policy: Perverting Law and Jeopardizing Ecosystem Services, 22 Journal of Land Use & Environmental Law 299 (2007). Hein Online | Westlaw

Education and Cooperative Management of Tribal Natural Resources, 42 Tulsa Law Review 5 (2006). Hein Online | Lexis  Westlaw

Western Grazing: The Capture of Grass, Ground, and Government, 35 Environmental Law 721 (2005). Hein Online | Lexis | Westlaw | 

A Call for Native American Natural Resources in the Law School Curriculum, 24 Journal of Land, Resources & Environmental Law 211 (2004). Hein Online | Westlaw 

The Law and Practice of Open Space Covenants, 7 New Zealand Journal of Environmental Law 119 (2003). Hein Online 

Gilding the Sacred Cow: Ranching West of the 100th Meridian: Culture, Ecology and Economics, by Knight, Gilgert, and Marston, eds. Island Press, 2002, 35(2) Prairie Naturalist 121-23 (June 2003) (book review). 

Riparian Areas: Functions and Strategies for Management, National Research Council, Committee on Riparian Zone Functioning and Strategies for Management, Water Science and Technology Board, Board on Environmental Studies and Toxicology, National Academy Press (2002) (member of authoring committee). National Academy Press

Post-Cowboy Economics : Pay and Prosperity in the New American West, 33 Western Historical Quarterly 364 (2002) (book review). JSTOR

Conservation and the Treaty: DoC's Proposed Eradication of Kiore from Little Barrier Island, feature article in ARLAN (Animal Rights Legal Advocates Network newsletter), New Zealand (July 2002).

Justice for the Earth in the Twenty-First Century, 1 Wyoming Law Review 373 (2001). Hein Online | Lexis Westlaw

Biodiversity and the Law, 61 Journal of Wildlife Management 573 (1997) (book review). JSTOR 

Untapped Power of Clean Water Act Section 401, 23 Ecology Law Quarterly 201 (1996). Hein Online | LexisWestlaw 

Taking a Hard Look at Mitigation: the Case for the Northwest Indian Rule, 59 University of Colorado Law Review 687 (1988). Hein Online | Westlaw Column (Wyoming Politics and Policy)

Lame Duck Rules Undercut Endangered Species Act, WyoFile, Sept. 8, 2008,

Trophic Cascade: The Case for Wolves, WyoFile, July 21, 2008,

Winslow Friday's Eagle, WyoFile, June 16, 2008,

Do Elk Feedgrounds Violate Public Trust, WyoFile, May 2008, 

Subdivision Law Changes Little Without Planning, Mar. 31, 2008

Some Cautionary Notes About CO2 Sequestration, Feb. 24, 2008  


The Western Range Revisited: Removing Livestock from Public Lands to Conserve Native Biodiversity (University of Oklahoma Press 1999). Google Books

Conservation and the Law: A Dictionary (ABC-CLIO 1998). Amazon

Book Chapters

Agricultural and Forestry, in The Law of Adaptation to Climate Change: United States and International Aspects (Michael B. Gerrard, ed., ABA 2012). ABA

The Endangered Species Act and Its Current Set of Incentive Tools for Species Protection, and A Critical Examination of Economic Incentives to Promote Conservation, Chapters 2 and 5, in Jason F. Shogren, ed., Species at Risk: Using Economic Incentives to Shelter Endangered Species on Private Property (U. Texas Press 2005).

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