College of Natural Resources
Campus Locations: Moscow
Conservation Social Sciences
With UI Since 1997
BA, Political Science, Western Washington, 1987
MA, Political Science, Western Washington, 1990
Ph.D, Political Science, University of Alberta, 1996
Natural Resource and Environmental Policy
Public Lands Management, Deregulation and Regulatory Policy
A native of the Pacific Northwest, joined the faculty of the University of Idaho in 1997 to teach American government, environmental politics, and natural resource policy. In 2007 transferred to the College of Natural Resources to further research interests in the areas of public lands management and endangered species politics. The purpose of past and future research is to explain from a political science perspective how humankind manages the landscape on which we live, and how past choices and present options combine to shape future outcomes. Current research projects include the politics of wolf management in the Rocky Mountains, and the future of the hydropower system in the Columbia Basin. Previous research has included: collaborative hydropower relicensing, game theory and the management of the national forests, and a set of projects that explored the growing role played by native tribes in the management of natural resources. An interest in local land use management has meant past membership on the Board of Adjustment, City of Moscow, and current membership on the Zoning Commission, Latah County.
- 2012. with T. E. Hall and L. E. Kruger. Riparian Area Protection and Outdoor Recreation: Lessons from the Northwest Forest Plan, Journal of Natural Resource Policy Research, Volume 2, No. 2, pp. 131-141.
- 2011. with K. Akamani. Toward the Adaptive Governance of Transboundary Water Resources, Conservation Letters, Volume 4, No. 6, pp. 409-416.
- 2008. Preservation vs. Motorized Recreation: Institutions, History, and Public Lands Management, Social Science Journal, Volume 45, No1, pp.194-202.
- 2006. Collaborative Relicensing Revisited: The Spokane River Alternative Licensing Process, Environmental Practice, Volume 8, No. 4, pp. 251-255.
- 2006. Forward to the Past: Wolves and ESA Politics in the Northern Rockies, Society and Natural Resources, Volume 19, No. 9, pp. 863-870.
- 2004. with L.J. Carlson. Beyond Zero-Sum: Game Theory and National Forest Management, Social Science Journal, Volume 41, No. 4, pp. 637-650.
- 2002. Tribes, States, and the Cooperative Management of Lake Watersheds: Lakes Coeur d’Alene and Flathead, Publius: The Journal of Federalism, Volume 32, No. 3, pp. 115-131.