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cabin near a hayfieldThe Bolle Center was established in 1994 at the School of Forestry of the University of Montana to honor the late Arnold Bolle, a former dean of the school and reknown forester and conservation leader. The center 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.

The Bolle Center is the editorial home for the flagship international journal,Society & Natural Resources during 2012-2015. Dr. Jill Belsky, Director of the Bolle Center, along with Dr. Daniel Williams, Research Social Scientist with the USDA Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station serve as the journal's editors-in-chief. Brianna Ewert serves as Assistant Editor.Society & Natural Resources publishes cutting edge scientific research that informs scholarship and natural resource management decisions from multidisciplinary and intradisciplinary social science perspectives.  It is the official journal of the International Association for Society & Natural Resources.

Nov 18, 2010 marked the 40th Anniversary of the "Bolle Report" in the Congressional Record.