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College of Natural Resources
phone: (208) 885-7911
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875 Perimeter Drive MS 1139
Moscow, ID 83844-1139
Nick Sanyal

Nick Sanyal

Office: CNR 19H
Phone: (208) 885-7528
Email: nsanyal@uidaho.edu
Mailing Address: Department of Conservation Social Sciences, University of Idaho
PO Box 441139
Moscow, Idaho 83844-1139

College of Natural Resources
Department of Conservation Social Sciences
Associate Professor

Home Town: Moscow, Idaho, USA
Campus Locations: Moscow
With UI Since 1984

  • Research/Focus Areas
    • Communities and institutions necessary for the use, enjoyment, understanding and conservation of our natural resources
    • Conservation planning and behavior
    • human dimensions of fish and wildlife management
    • research and survey methodologies and public opinion measurement
  • Biography

    Nick Sanyal has 25 years of experience directing scholarship on and learning about the wildlands, communities and institutions necessary for the use, enjoyment, understanding and conservation of natural resources. Trained as a wildlife scientist and social scientist, he specializes in conservation planning. He has worked for diverse international, national, state and local governments as well as the private and non-profit sectors, helping identify and solve problems, develop research and understand public needs. Nick teaches a range of graduate and undergraduate classes on conservation management and planning and research methods and analysis for the University of Idaho. He has authored over 100 technical manuscripts, reports, plans and other related publications. Nick received the 2001 Idaho Governor’s Take Pride in Idaho award for his research and outreach, and the 2003 University of Idaho Faculty Award of Excellence in Teaching. He is also a University of Idaho Service-Learning Fellow engaged in community landscape planning.

  • Selected Publications

    • Cohen, K. A, Higgins, L., Sanyal, N., & Harris, C. 2009. Community coaching: Answering the call for innovative approaches to community-based development initiatives. Journal of the Community Development Society, 39(4).
    • Smaldone, D., C. Harris & N. Sanyal. 2008. The role of time in developing place meanings. Journal of Leisure Research, 40(4):479-504.
    • Cohen, K. & N. Sanyal. 2008. Catch and release tourism: Community, culture and consumptive wildlife tourism strategies in rural Idaho. Pages 227-238 in Brent Lovelock (Ed.), Tourism and the consumption of wildlife. London: Routledge.
    • Cohen, K, N. Sanyal & G. E. Reed. 2007. Methamphetamine production on public lands: Threats and responses. Society and Natural Resources, 20(3), 261-270.
    • De Urioste, S., W. McLaughlin & N. Sanyal. 2006. A Delphi evaluation of protected area co-management capacity in Guatemala. International Journal of Rural Management, 2(2), 191-211.
    • Sanyal, N., E. E. Krumpe & C. VanOrmer. 2006. Utilizing GIS to model the risk of encounters between backcountry recreationists and grizzly bears within Glacier National Park. International Journal of Wilderness, 23(3):24-29, 28.

    *For a complete list of publications, projects and awards, see full CV.

  • Research Projects
    • Place identity in relation to knowledge, perceptions, and participation in lake front owners and non-lake front owners around Lake Pend Oreille. Tri-State Water Quality Council, Sandpoint, 2007-2008.
    • Idaho statewide mule deer hunter study. Idaho Department of Fish and Game, 2006-2007.
    • Establishing and running a resource management cooperative for Lake Roosevelt National Recreation Area. National Park Service. 2006-08.
    • Improving the accuracy of state parks day-use visitor counts: A review of practices. Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission. 2004.
    • Access management. USFS-Coleville National Forest. 2003.
    • Visitor profiles and preferences of Whitman County Park users. Whitman County Parks and Recreation Department. 2003.
    • Lower Salmon river research program-Visitor conflict and information services. BLM. 2003-04.
    • Lower Salmon river research program-Visitor conflict and information services. BLM. 2002-03.

    Other Activities:
  • Outreach Projects
    • Moscow-Pullman/Valley Transit Ridership Survey. NIATT, 2007
    • Transportation Education Survey Design. NIATT, 2007
    • Working Landscapes: Integrating Green Infrastructure and Social Values in Columbia County, Washington. University of Idaho, Service Learning Grant, 2006-07.
    • Reducing Campus Waste One Person at a Time: An Analysis of the University of Idaho Community Beliefs, Attitudes and Behaviors Towards Sustainability, and Personal Contributions to a Solution. University of Idaho Sustainability Center, 2007-2008.
  • Awards and Honors
    • UI Vandal Pride Award for Excellence and Leadership in Teaching. UI Faculty Council and UI Dept. of Athletics, 2004.
    • University of Idaho Faculty Award of Excellence in Teaching, 2003.
    • Service Learning Fellow, University of Idaho, 2003.
    • Idaho Governor’s Take Pride in Idaho award, 2001 (for the 1999-2000 Idaho Travel and Tourism Project).