Can Conservation on Private Lands Be a Win-Win?

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.

Ryan Roberts

Colorado State University

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Conservation strategies on private lands are often framed as a win-win for wildlife and landowners. Yet tradeoffs inherent between management for wildlife and management for agricultural production and landowner livelihoods... [ view full abstract ]


  1. Drew Bennett (Colorado State University)
  2. Ryan Roberts (Colorado State University)
  3. Liba Pejchar (Colorado State University)
  4. Jamie McBryde (Colorado State University)
  5. Cierra Carrigan (Colorado State University)
  6. Richard Knight (Colorado State University)

Topic Area

Topics: Private Lands Conservation


M-1D » Conservation Behavior on Private Lands I: State of Knowledge (10:00 - Monday, 18th September, Diamond East)

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