Faculty & Partners

Faculty for the Communications in Conservation graduate certificate have both academic knowledge and real-world, practical experiences in communications and media engagement. They have also worked closely with communications researchers and specialists, conservation practitioners and scientists, and communications experts from industry, government, and other fields to develop and deliver a holistic program that reflects established and emerging ideas and practices in communications for conservation.

Josh Zaffos, M.E.M.

Josh is faculty in the Department of Human Dimensions of Natural Resources and program director for the online Graduate Certificate in Communications for Conservation. He is also an environmental and science writer and journalist, with experience reporting on water, energy development, public lands, climate change and other topics. Josh is a correspondent for High Country News, and his work has also been published by Audubon, Yale Environment 360, Scientific American, Slate, Wired, and many other digital and print publications. He also teaches courses in the Department of Journalism & Media Communication.

Industry and Agencies Partners

New Bridge Strategy
U.S. Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station

Virginia Tech

Audubon Rockies
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
U.S. Department of Agriculture Farm Production and Conservation Business Center

CSU Journalism & Media Communication

U.S. Forest Service, Region 2 (Rocky Mountain)
International Crane Foundation
University of Arkansas at Monticello
The Nature Conservancy of Colorado
Natural Resources Conservation Service (Colorado office)
CSU Forest and Rangeland Stewardship