Masters Fellows

Joanna Tenny

University of Montana-Missoula
Community Forestry Education in the Swan Valley, Montana: Contributions of Northwest Connections Field Program.
Research site: Swan Valley, Montana

Advisor: Jill Belsky, University of Montana-Missoula
Community Partner: Melanie Parker, Northwest Connections

Tenny Final Report (pdf)

Predissertation Fellows

Sharon Baskind

Rutgers University
A Participatory Approach to Landscape Studies and Historical Ecology in the San Juan Islands, Washington.
Research site: San Juan Islands, Washington

Advisor: David Hughes, Rutgers University
Community Partner: Jennifer Vollmer, Orcas Island Historical Museum

Beth Rose Middleton

University of California at Berkeley
'We Were Here, We Are Here, We Will Always Be Here': Exploring the Context of Restoration Initiatives in Mountain Maidu Country.
Research site: Sierra Nevada Mountains, California

Advisor: Louise Fortmann, UC Berkeley
Community Partner: Trina Cunningham, Maidu Cultural & Development Group

Jeffrey Milder

Cornell University
Use of Participatory Biological Evaluations by Lay Experts to Inform Forest Conservation and Management Decisions in the Northeast U.S.
Research site: Berkshire Mountains, MA, High Allegheny Plateau, PA

Advisor: James Lassoie, Cornell University
Community Organization: The Nature Conservancy - Berkshires

Milder Final Report (pdf)

Dissertation Fellows

Sara Breslow

University of Washington
Salmon Habitat Restoration in the Pacific Northwest: Toward Collaborative Stewardship Through Participatory Research
Research site: Skagit Valley, Washington

Advisor: Eugene Hunn, University of Washington
Community Partner:
Shirley Solomon, Skagit Watershed Council

Breslow Final Report (pdf)

Juliet Christian-Smith

University of California Berkeley
The Politics and Practice of Watershed Restoration: Lessons from the Russian River Watershed, Northern California.
Research site: Russian River Valley, California

Advisor: Jeff Romm, University of California Berkeley
Community Partner:
Chuck Vaughn, Russian River Watershed Council

Carolyn Finney

Clark University
Black Faces, White Spaces: African-Americans and the Great Outdoors.
Research site: Florida, Washington

Advisor: Michael Bell, University of Wisconsin
Community Partner: Audrey Peterman, Earthwise Productions

Finney Final Report (pdf)

A. Paige Fischer

Oregon State University
From the Ground Up: Conservation of 'At Risk' Ecotypes Based on the Knowledge, Motivations and Capacities of Family Forest Owners.
Research site: Willamette Valley, Oregon

Advisor: John Bliss, Oregon State University
Community Partner:
Karen Fleck Harding, Marys River Watershed Council

Fischer Final Report (pdf)

Don Hankins

University of California, Davis
Pyrogeography in Riparian Ecosystems: An Indigenous Tool for Resource Management and Conservation.
Research site: Central Valley, California

Advisor: Deborah Elliot-Fisk, UC Davis
Community Partner: Jan Lowery, Cache Creek Nature Preserve

Hankins Final Report (pdf)

Frank Lake

Oregon State University
The Integration of Traditional Ecological Knowledge and Fire Ecology to Restore and Conserve Riparian Zone Biodiversity in the Klamath-Siskiyou Eco-region.
Research site: Northwestern California

Advisor: Steve Radosevich, Oregon State University
Community Partner: Bryan Colegrove, Karuk Indigenous Basketweavers

Lake Final Report (pdf)




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