About George

Dr Wallace is a Professor Emeritus in the HDNR department, founder and former director of the Center for Protected Area Management (CPAM). His teaching, research and service have focused on: protected area management, private land conservation, land use planning and ecotourism. Dr Wallace and his colleagues at CPAM have provided technical assistance and training to those managing conservation areas in the US and many countries in Latin America for over 20 years. The Wallaces own and operates 2 farms one of which has won several awards for their conservation practices. He is active civically on boards and commissions related to planning, agriculture and the environment. He is a member of the World Commission on Protected Areas.



  • Current interests: Capacity building for Conservation, Sustainable agriculture, effective engagement of civil society in the natural resource and land use decision process, private land conservation, restoration of degraded lands.


PhD, Natural Resource Management - Colorado State University
Fort Collins, 1988

Awards, Honors, Grants

  • The IUCN/WCPA Packard Award (2008), Enos Mills Lifetime Achievement Award (2011), Troxell Distinguished Service to Students (2007), Chief of the Forest Service's Rural Community Development Award (2005),


  • World Commission on Protected Areas; George Wright Society, Larimer, County boards and commissions, Legacy Land Trust Board