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Tony Cheng, PhD.


Professor Forest and Rangeland Stewardship

Contact Info

Phone: (970) 491-1900   Office: 133 Forestry Bldg.

Email:   Lab:


Areas of Interest

 Collaborative forest and natural resource planning and implementationForest governance, policy, and administration


Tony Cheng is Director of the Colorado Forest Restoration Institute and Professor in the Department of Forest & Rangeland Stewardship at Colorado State University. Tony’s primary research interest is in forest governance, policy and administration, with a focus on collaborative approaches to promote resilient social-ecological systems linked to forest landscapes. In his capacity as director of CFRI, Tony oversees programs to develop, compile, and apply locally-relevant scientific information to achieve forest restoration and wildfire hazard reduction goals. His research publications appear in a wide diversity of disciplinary and interdisciplinary journals, such as Forest Science, Forest Policy & Economics, Environmental Management, Human Ecology Review, Human Dimensions of Wildlife, and Society & Natural Resources. Born and raised in eastern Washington’s Palouse country, Tony has a PhD in Forestry from Oregon State University, a MS in Forestry from the University of Minnesota, and a BA in Political Science from Whitman College in Walla Walla, WA.