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.