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Department of Natural Resources and Society

College of Natural Resources

phone: (208) 885-7911
fax: (208) 885-6226

875 Perimeter Drive MS 1139
Moscow, ID 83844-1139

Meet the Department

Department Administration
Conservation Social Sciences associate professor Patrick Wilson
Patrick Wilson
Associate Professor; Interim Department Head
Patrick Wilson's research interests include natural resource policy and politics, and comparative public policy; politics of species conservation, tribal government management of natural resources, and water policy and politics.
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Julie Haarr
Julie Haarr
Administrative Assistant II
Department of Conservation & Social Sciences
208.885.7911 | Office: CNR 19
Department Faculty Members
PAG staff, Philip Cook
Philip Cook
Research Scientist
Policy Analysis Group and Park Studies Unit
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Karla Eitel
Karla Eitel
Assistant Research Professor; Director of Education,; McCall Outdoor Science School
Specialty Areas of Interest: Residential environmental education, preparing environmental educators in a residential setting, building scientific literacy in teachers and K12 students
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Emeritus Professor Charles Harris
Charles Harris
Professor of Environmental Policy, Planning & Management
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Tamara Laninga
Tammi Laninga
Assistant Professor<br />Director, Bioregional Planning and Community Design
Research and teaching interests: Community-based collaborative planning, Federal land management planning processes, Sustainable land use planning.
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Assistant Professor, Travis Paveglio, Conservation Social Sciences, University of Idaho
Travis Paveglio
Assistant Professor
Research interests: Wildfire management, conflict and collaboration surrounding natural resource management, environmental hazards and climate change, environmental communication, natural resource policy
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Nick Sanyal
Nick Sanyal
Associate Professor
Areas of specialization: Directing scholarship on and learning about the wildlands, communities and institutions necessary for the use, enjoyment, understanding and conservation of our natural resources; The Academic Advising- Service Learning-Teaching interface; Conservation planning; human dimensions of fish and wildlife management.
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Emeritus Faculty Members
Sam Ham
Sam Ham
Professor; Director of Center for International Training and Outreach
Special areas of interest: Communication theory and human behavior in parks and tourism settings, Psychology of interpretation and tourism experience, Guiding and guide training, Interpretation training and interpretive planning, Natural resource communication, Nature-based tourism and eco-tourism, Parks and protected area management
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Ed Krumpe
Edwin E. Krumpe
Dr. Krumpe is a professor of resource recreation and tourism in the University of Idaho College of Conservation Social Sciences. In addition to his academic responsibilities, Professor Krumpe is the Principle Scientist of Wilderness Management of the University of Idaho Wilderness Research Center, for which he served as director for six years. He has over thirty one years experience in conducting research and teaching about recreation and tourism management, wilderness and wild and scenic river planning, natural resource communication, and public involvement and conflict resolution.
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Bill McLaughlin
Bill McLaughlin
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Jay O'Laughlin, Ph.D., Professor
Policy Analysis Group, Director;Professor of Forestry and Policy Sciences
Specialty Areas of Interest: Natural Resources Policy Analysis; Natural Resources Economics
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