About Tony

My primary research interest is in forest governance, policy and administration, with a focus on multi-stakeholder collaborative approaches to promote resilient social-ecological systems linked to forest landscapes. 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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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

Awards, Honors, Grants

  • Outstanding Interdisciplinary Team, Office of the Vice Provost for Research, Colorado State University, 2017
  • Outstanding Publication Award, Warner College of Natural Resources, Colorado State University, 2015
  • Regional Forester’s Partner Appreciation Award – Sustaining Forests & Grasslands: Uncompahgre Collaborative Forest Landscape Restoration, USDA Forest Service Rocky Mountain Region, 2012
  • Senior Research Fellow, Earth System Governance Network – International Human Dimensions of Global Environmental Change Programme, 2010
  • Faculty Fellow, Center for Collaborative Conservation, 2010
  • Regional Forester’s Honor Award – Forest & Grassland Health Partner of the Year, USDA Forest Service Rocky Mountain Regio, 2009
  • Senior Fellow, Pinchot Institute for Conservation, 2001

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


  • International Association of Wildland Fire
  • International Association of Soceity and Natural Resources
  • Association of Fire Ecology
  • Society for Ecological Restoration
  • Society of American Foresters

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