Bolle Center for People and Forests

The Bolle Center, founded at the University of Montana in 1994, supports interdisciplinary education, participatory research, and community outreach to foster resilient and sustainable livelihoods, communities and forests in the U.S. intermountain west and internationally.

PUBLIC TALK Tues. April 25 3:30-5 Clapp 452: Learn about the Blackfoot Clearwater Stewardship Act of 2017 - Coalition members will speak about the Congressional bill, including its history and politics, and review the implications for timber, restoration, recreation, conservation, and wilderness designation in Montana.  This will be followed by a moderated question and answer session.  For more information contact

REMARKS: Professor Nie’s talk on the transfer of federal lands, gave the plenary address at the annual meeting of The Wildlife Society in March 2017. Read his remarks Transferring Federal Lands to States: Unanswered Questions and Implications for Wildlife.

NEW PUBLICATION: Director Nie’s perspective on the 40th Anniversary of the National Forest Management Act and the Federal Land Policy Management Act, as published by High Country News.