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Courtney Schultz


Associate Professor Forest and Rangeland Stewardship

Contact Info

Phone:   Office: 129 Forestry

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Areas of Interest

 Adaptive Management and MonitoringForest and Watershed Restoration Policy and Planning


I am an assistant professor of natural resource and forest policy, and my broad interests are in the areas of adaptive governance, policy learning, and science-policy studies. I have conducted research on the intersection of science, policy and law in several major areas, including large-scale wildlife conservation planning and the development of monitoring and adaptive management plans by federal agencies in various contexts. Currently I'm studying landscape-scale, forest restoration projects and am interested in whether and how learning, innovation, and policy change take place. In this context, my graduate students and I are looking at how monitoring/adaptive management programs are designed, how science is used to inform restoration programs, and how federal agencies and local communities work together to accomplish large-scale, collaborative, and adaptive planning and implementation. I also lead a summer, undergraduate field course in Kenya on social and ecological research methods.