I am a professor of forest and natural resource policy at Colorado State University. My research focuses on policy design to support improved approaches to forest governance. I specifically investigate topics at the intersection of science and policy, and my recent work has focused on policy innovations to support collaborative landscape restoration, fire management, and climate change adaptation on US forest lands.
I also direct the Public Lands Policy Group (PLPG). We are a research group that produces original research to inform the practice of natural resource management and advance understanding of policy developments that affect public lands.