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George N. Wallace, PhD.


Emeritus Professor Warner College of Natural Resources

Contact Info

Phone: (970) 491-5165   Office: 1824 WCR 66, Ft. Collins, CO 80524

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Fields of Expertise

1.) Watershed Restoration and Management

Areas of Interest

 Community-based conservationDevolutionLand use planningProtected areas


Dr. Wallace recently retired from Colorado State University's College of Natural Resources. He is the former director of the Center for Protected Area Management and Training (CPMAT). His areas of expertise include land use planning, park and protected area planning and management, private land conservation, ecotourism, and the human dimensions of natural resource management including the resolution of resource conflicts. As founder and former director of CPMAT, he supervised and participated in a variety of technical assistance, training and research projects carried out in both the US and Latin American parks and protected areas over two decades. Training is done for both governmental and non-governmental international development and conservation entities such as UNESCO, IUCN, USAID, USDA Forest Service International Programs, the National Park Service, Conservation International, The Nature Conservancy, World Wildlife Fund and others. He is a US member of IUCN's World Commission on Protected Areas (WCPA) and the recipient of the Packard International Parks Merit Award, the Chief of the Forest Service's Rural Community Development award, the Enos Mills Lifetime Achievement Award and the Troxell Award for Distinguished Service to Students. He is the author of 38 peer reviewed publications, 37 technical reports and invited articles, and has given more than 40 invited presentations at conferences. Under Dr Wallace's direction, CPMAT has conducted over 70 training events - formal courses, workshops, or technical assistance assignments with managers since 1990. Locally, Dr. Wallace has served on and chaired variety of Larimer County, and Ft. Collin s boards and commissions related to planning and natural resources. He served 9 years as a planning commissioner for Larimer County and is in his eighth year on the Larimer County Agricultural Advisory Board and serves on the Poudre Basin Water Sharing Working Group. He owns and operates a farm/ranch North of Ft. Collins Colorado. The Wallaces have received both State and County environmental stewardship awards for their conservation and restoration practices on the farm.