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 Publications

Severity of a mountain pine beetle outbreak across a range of stand conditions in Fraser Experimental Forest, Colorado, United States

  • Vorster, A., Evangelista, P., Stohlgren, T., Kumar, S., Rhoades, C., Hubbard, R.,... Elder, K.,

Return on investment from fuel treatments to reduce severe wildfire and erosion in a watershed investment program in Colorado

  • Jones, K., Cannon, J., Saavedra, F., Kampf, S., Addington, R., Cheng, A.,... Wolk, B.,

Examining the Influence of Positionality in Evaluating Collaborative Progress in Natural Resource Management: Reflections of an Academic and a Practitioner

  • Cheng, A., & Randall-Parker, T.,

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