About Tony

As director of the Colorado Forest Restoration Institute, I oversee programs and projects that develop, synthesize, and apply locally-relevant scientific information to assist land managers, communities, and policy-makers achieve forest restoration and wildfire hazard reduction goals.

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  • My interests are in forest governance, policy, and administration, specifically collaborative, participatory strategies that attempt to sustain both resilient forest ecosystems and the well-being of forest-reliant communities.


PhD, Forestry - Oregon State University
Corvallis, OR, 2000

MS, Forestry - University of Minnesota
St. Paul, MN, 1993

BA, Political Science - Whitman College
Walla Walla, WA, 1990

Selected Articles

The evolving role of government in the adaptive governance of freshwater social-ecological systems in the western US

Environmental Science and Policy, 40-48. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.envsci.2017.07.011, 2017

Is there a place for legislating place-based collaborative forestry proposals?: examining the Herger-Feinstein Quincy Library Group Forest Recovery Act Pilot Project

Journal of Forestry, 114(4):494-504 (http://dx.doi.org/10.5849/jof.15-074), 2016

Examining adaptability of collaborative governance in public ecosystem management: insights from the Front Range Roundtable, Colorado, USA

Ecology and Society , 20(1): 35. http://dx.doi.org/10.5751/ES-07187-200135, 2015

Collaborative restoration effects on forest structure in ponderosa pine-dominated forests of Colorado

Forest Ecology and Management , In press, 2018

Principles and practices for the restoration of ponderosa pine and dry mixed-conifer forests of the Colorado Front Range

General Technical Report RMRS-GTR-373. Fort Collins, CO: US Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station. , , 2018

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