Department: Human Dimensions of Natural Resources

The Department is dedicated to the education and involvement of diverse publics in natural resource decisions. HDNR has more than 90 years of collaborative research in parks and protected areas and contributes to informed decision making while conveying a broad based understanding of the way humans value, use and depend on the natural environment.

Open Academic Advising Office Hours!

Jacqie invites you to come visit her open office hours on Wednesdays at 3:30 to 4:30. These office hours are for anything you need to talk about and they allow for more accessibility to her and have more flexibility for your schedules! We’re here for you.

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HDNR Monthly Scholarship Reports

Each month HDNR publishes a scholarship report highlighting recent publications and awarded grants. We are incredibly proud of the work done by our faculty and researches to advance science in the Human Dimensions of Natural Resources field.

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Hiring Announcement: Assistant Professor in Human Dimensions of Natural Resources

The Department of Human Dimensions is accepting applications for assistant professor starting 8/16/2019. This tenure-track position is focused on research and teaching on the diverse cultures, knowledge systems, lived experiences, perspectives, interests, and/or histories of groups that have been historically underrepresented in natural resource conservation in the western United States.

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In Memoriam: Professor Emeritus William “Dwain” Miller

Department of Human Dimensions of Natural Resources Professor Emeritus William Dwain Miller was born on April 21, 1929 and passed away on October 27, 2018, surrounded by those he loved.  He left a lasting mark on the department, the CSU community, and throughout Colorado through his commitment to responsible outdoor recreation and preservation of natural and open spaces. 

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Conservation Leadership Through Learning Program Coordinator Search Open

This position will serve a leadership role in the administration and support of the Conservation Leadership through Learning (CLTL) graduate program in the Human Dimensions of Natural Resources Department. CLTL is a cohort-based, applied program that aims to equip students with higher level skills and knowledge to create meaningful conservation impact around the world.

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New Course Offerings in Wilderness Leadership

Ever wonder how to navigate through timber to a rocky point above treeline? Are you willing to spend the night out under the stars in the company of others exploring the value of wilderness experiences? Are you looking for the class that fits your passions?

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2018 HDNR Award Winners

We would like to congratulate HDNR faculty and students for winning the Outstanding Publication award, Outstanding mentorship award, and JVK Wagar Honor Senior Award. Congratulations Rebecca Gruby and Jennifer Solomon, and to our seniors Julie Lipson, Madeleine Sweeney, Lauren Hughes, and Kami Bakken!

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Rise of populism affects wildlife management in U.S.

Researchers at Colorado State University and The Ohio State University have found that a cultural backlash stemming from the rise of populism may limit opportunities for state fish and wildlife agencies to adapt to changing social values in the United States. The team reached this conclusion by analyzing more than 12,000 surveys from 19 states and studying ballot initiatives related to hunting.

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