Len Broberg

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Len Broberg


Website: http://www.cas.umt.edu/evst/people/facultydetails.cfm?id=731

Office Hours:

Fall 2015 Hours

Monday 2-3:30 pm

Thursday 9:30-11 am

and by appointment- contact me at my e-mail

Personal Summary

Conservation Biology: My interests in the field of conservation biology include population viability analysis and the effects of human population on biodiversity. I am also interested in the mapping of biodiversity and the threats to its preservation, especially to support reserve planning and design.

Environmental Law and Policy: How citizens can influence the policy process and environmental outcomes to protect the environment and the human communities that depend on it.

Climate Change Mitigation and Adaptation: I am interested in how we can mitigate and adapt to climate change through individual and collective choices and policy initiatives.


PhD. Biology. University of Oregon 1995.

J.D. Wayne State University 1981.

B.S. Zoology. Michigan State University 1978.

Courses Taught

EVST 501 Scientific Approaches to Environmental Problems

EVST 542 Transboundary Environmental Issues

EVST 382 Environmental Law

EVST 502 Environmental Law for Non-lawyers

ENSC 494/594 Biological Dimensions of Conservation

ENSC 360 Applied Ecology

Teaching Experience

Professor, University of Montana, Environmental Studies Program, 1994 to present

Instructor, Mansfield Center, University of Montana, Young Southeast Asian Leaders Institute 2014 to present

Instructor, Mansfield Center, University of Montana, Study of the United States Institute 2010 to 2013

Instructor, US Army Corps of Engineers Environmental Impact Analysis training course

Field of Study

Public interest scientist. Conservation biology, environmental law and policy, land-use, and transboundary ecosystem management.


Steering Committee member, Crown Managers Partnership

Board member, Miistakis Institute

Steering Committee member, Crown of the Continent Conservation Initiative

Member, Lolo Restoration Committee of the Montana Forest Restoration Committee

Committee member, Wildlands and Wilderness Activist Team and Northern Rockies Delivery Team,  Sierra Club

Professional Experience

Practiced law 1981-1990

Preliminary Judge CINE Film Festival

International Experience

Served as a Fulbright Specialist in Vientiane, Laos January 2014 with the Participatory Development Training Center

Co-taught the Vietnam study abroad wintersession courses offered through the Mansfield Center in January 2011

Serve as Academic Director for the UM Young Southeast Asian Leaders Institute: Global Environmental Issues 2014 to present

Served as Academic Director for the UM Study of the United States Institute: Global Environmental Issues 2010 to 2013

Direct the Transboundary Initiative with Mount Royal University, Calgary, Alberta, Canada

Directed international EVST graduate students from Serbia, Kazakhstan and Russia

Visited Australia, China, Mexico, New Zealand, Peru, Singapore, Cambodia, Laos, Thailand and Vietnam

Speak Spanish "un poco"







Selected Publications

Quinn, M.S., L. Broberg and W. Freimund 2012. Parks, Peace and Partnership: Global Initiatives in Transboundary Conservation. University of Calgary Press.

Gates, C.C. and L. Broberg 2011. Yellowstone Bison: The Science and Management of a Migratory Wildlife Population. University of Montana Press, Missoula.

Quinn, M. and L. Broberg 2007. Biodiversity in the Crown of the Continent in Sustaining Rocky Mountain Landscapes: Science, Policy and Management of the Crown of the Continent Ecosystem, A. Prato and D. Fagre eds, RFF Press

Broberg, L. 2007 “International watershed management: The British Columbia-Montana Flathead River Case Study.” Proceedings of the Watershed Management Council, B. McGurk, ed.

Greenwald, D.; Grocker-Bedford, D. C.; Broberg, L.; Suckling, K.F.; Tibbitts, T. 2005. A review of northern goshawk habitat selection in the home range and implications for forest management in the western United States. Wildlife Society Bulletin, 33(1): 120-129.

Court, K.; T.A. Switalski; L. Broberg; R. Lloyd. 2005. Monitoring the recovery of decommissioned roads with citizen scientists in the Clearwater National Forest, Idaho. ICOET Proceedings 2005: 609-613.Broberg, L. 2003.

Conserving ecosystems locally: a role for ecologists in land use planning. BioScience 53(7): 670-673.

Broberg, L. 1999. Will vulnerable species management protect biodiversity? J. Forestry 97: 8-12.