Collaboration Program in Natural Resources (CPNR)
2020 - Ongoing
In 2020, I became the Director of CPNR, a program for mid and upper level natural resource and environmental practitioners with the goal of building collaborative capacity in Wyoming and the west. This 10 month program trains participants in the nuts and bolts of doing collaboration and in collaborative leadership skills. CPNR is housed out of the Ruckelshaus Institute at the University of Wyoming.
Wyoming Public Lands Initiative
WPLI was a collaborative, county-led process intended to collaboratively develop recommendations for the Wilderness Study Areas in Wyoming. I was the facilitator for the Teton County Advisory Committee since it launched in October, 2016, in partnership with the Ruckelshaus Institute at the University of Wyoming. The goal was to develop county-driven consensus recommendations for the two WSAs in Teton County, to be integrated in to a state-wide legislative lands package that was broadly supported by public lands stakeholders in Wyoming.
Climate Adaptation Planning
In partnership with the Model Forest Policy Program, I have supported communities engaged in climate adaptation planning, implementation, and adaptive management since 2014. I have worked with NGOs, local governments, and Tribal governments across the country. My focus has been on addressing the intersections between climate, natural resources, natural hazards, public health, and community well being as communities work towards resiliency.
The Wilderness Land Trust
For 3 years I have facilitated a staff retreat for the Wilderness Land Trust, with the goals of updating organizational strategic plans, building capacity and strengthening their team. We meet in beautiful places, such as the BBar Ranch just north of Gardiner, MT.
Haub School Strategic Planning
Over the summer, I facilitated a Board Retreat and a series of staff conversations, which contributed to the development of a new 5-year strategic plan for the Haub School of Environment and Natural Resources at the University of Wyoming.