Conservation Leadership master’s student Francis Sopia grew up amidst abundant wildlife in the Maasai Mara, Kenya and was acutely aware of the conflict between human livelihoods and healthy wildlife populations. Forged from this conflict Sopia has devoted his life to further community-based conservation efforts to ensure the preservation of both.
Author Archives: Wes White
The graduate certificate in Ski Area Management’s program coordinator, Natalie Ooi, PhD was recently interviewed by Outside Magazine on what ski areas are doing to combat over-use and crowding. Ooi shared that many within the ski industry are moving away from walk-up ticket sales.
A team of Colorado State University researchers is partnering with the City of Fort Collins and the Audubon Rockies Habitat Hero program to encourage Front Range residents to replace lawns with native plants and encourage neighbors to do the same.
SNEWS just highlighted CSU’s Adventure Tourism Program as adventure tourism is roaring into the new decade with unprecedented growth and new opportunities materializing daily.
CSU researchers Manfredo and Don Carlos’ work on how anthropomorphism is changing the social context of modern wildlife conservation was recently highlighted by Psychology Today. They found that anthropomorphism is strongly associated with increasing mutualist wildlife values which is not aligned with the ethics of traditional wildlife management.
HDNR outstanding graduate Ashley Daffron’s love of nature started with family outings and has been fostered and nurtured through connection to HDNR faculty and the opportunities provided through her B.S. degree program.
The National Association for Interpretation (NAI) President Jay Miller recently presented NAI’s President’s Award to Ryan Finchum of Colorado State University’s Center for Protected Area Management during a November 16 ceremony at the NAI National Conference in Denver.
Vitoria Dante was recently awarded a scholarship to attend the Colorado Governor’s Tourism Conference, an honor rarely bestowed upon an undergraduate student. Vitoria is a B.S. Natural Resource Tourism student with a concentration in Global Tourism and will be matriculating to CSU’s Master of Tourism Management this spring.
Highlighting the history of the wolf in Colorado and it’s potential reintroduction via ballot 107, HDNR faculty and research are quoted in this article which is centered around interviews that took place with persons from across the spectrum at the recent Pathways: Human Dimensions of Wildlife Management conference in Estes Park.
The Center for Protected Area Management at is hosting a 10-day training for women from Latin American countries, which met Friday at Sylvan Dale Ranch in Loveland with female leaders of conservation groups in Colorado to discuss how to strengthen the role of women in the field.