The 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.
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The Call for Applicants for the 2014/2015 Wyss Scholars Program for Conservation of the American West is now out! The purpose of the Wyss Scholars Program is to identify and nurture a new generation of leaders on western land conservation issues by providing financial support to students who are enrolled in either the CAS or CFC participating degree programs, the School of Law, or the School of Business Administration, who are committed to careers as practicing conservationists of western land, either with a federal, tribal or state land management agency or a non-profit conservation group working in the region.
Please see this announcement for more details. Intent to apply due on December 20th, 2013. Full applications due on January 6th, 2013. Interviews (in person ONLY, on UMís Missoula campus) will be held on January 29th, 2013.
The Bolle Center is pleased to welcome new Assistant Director, Dr. Alex Metcalf.
Please see staff for more details.
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. For more information about the journal visit: http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/08941920.2011.644219 .
Nov 18, 2010 marked the 40th Anniversary of the "Bolle Report" in the Congressional Record. Bolle Center's Natural Resource Policy Specialist, Dr. Martin Nie, reflects on the legacy of the Bolle Report in the following comment . You can also follow news and debates regarding U.S. forest planning, regulations and debates on this blog .