About Brett

Brett is currently the Assistant Director for Programs and Partnerships 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. For over a decade, Brett has worked on applied research focused on understanding ecological responses to forest management in Colorado. His areas of expertise include ecological monitoring and research, assessing impacts of forest management on understory vegetation and fuels, adaptive management processes, techniques for restoring native plant communities following disturbance, 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 sound 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