About Brett

Brett is currently the Assistant Director at the Colorado Forest Restoration Institute. He has been with the Warner College of Natural Resources since 2003, the Forest and Rangeland Stewardship Department since 2005, and joined CFRI in 2013. He has experience on diverse restoration research projects throughout the western USA, from mosses to forests to oil pads, from Alaska to Arizona. Since joining CSU over 15 years ago, Brett has focused on producing research aimed at understanding ecological responses to forest management in Colorado. With CFRI, Brett develops and applies usable science with and for forest and fire managers. His areas of expertise include ecological monitoring and research, adaptive management processes, forest and fire policy, assessing impacts of forest management on understory vegetation and wildland fuels, program management, and botany. Brett actively participates on the board of directors for the Society for Ecological Restoration Rocky Mountain Chapter and enjoys teaching, student mentoring, and discussing restoration principles with any audience.

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  • Colorado Forest Restoration Institute


MS, Forest Science - Colorado State University
Fort Collins, CO, 2007

BA, International Studies - Oregon State University
Corvallis, OR, 2002

BS, Environmental Science - Oregon State University
Corvallis, OR, 2002