Fostering triple bottom line stewardship through holistic grazing

Drew Bennett

Colorado State University

Dr. Drew Bennett is the incoming Whitney MacMillan Professor of Practice of Private Lands Management in the Haub School of Environment and Natural Resources at the University of Wyoming (Beginning January 2018). Drew is currently a USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture Postdoctoral Fellow and the Team Lead for the Initiative for Conservation on Private Lands at Colorado State University. Drew’s work focuses on strategies to balance agricultural production and the conservation of wildlife and other natural resources on private lands in the American West. He has previously worked in Colorado with The Nature Conservancy on a cattle ranch and for the Mesa Land Trust exploring conservation opportunities with landowners. Drew earned a PhD in geography from Oregon State University, an MBA from the University of Denver, an MA in geography from the University of Texas at Austin, and BS in environmental science from the University of Denver.


Grazing is one of the predominant land uses globally with significant influences on the ecological health of grazed landscapes. Although some grazing practices have been shown to degrade habitat and ecological conditions,... [ view full abstract ]


  1. Erin Barton (University of Michigan)
  2. William Burnidge (The Nature Conservancy)
  3. Drew Bennett (Colorado State University)

Topic Area

Topics: Private Lands Conservation


M-2D » Conservation Behavior on Private Lands II: Realities of Implementation (13:00 - Monday, 18th September, Diamond East)

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