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About us|Haub School of Environment and Natural Resources

Haub School of Environment
and Natural Resources
Bim Kendall House
804 E Fremont St
Laramie, WY 82072
Phone: (307) 766-5080
Fax: (307) 766-5099

Haub School of Environment and Natural Resources, University of Wyoming

Jessical Clement, Ruckelshaus Institute of Environment and Natural ResourcesJessica Clement, Research Scientist, Program Dir.

Ruckelshaus Institute

Haub School of Environment and Natural Resources

University of Wyoming


(307) 766-5048  |  |  CV  |  Kendall House, Rm 204



PhD Forest Sciences, Colorado State University
MS Human Dimensions of Natural Resources, Colorado State University
BS Natural Resource Management, Colorado State University

Associate degree equivalent, Journalism and Mass Communication, College of Journalism, London

Background and expertise

Jessica Clement is Research Scientist in Human Dimensions in Natural Resources at the University of Wyoming. She adds expertise in the field of human dimensions in natural resources to the Ruckelshaus Institute’s suite of natural resource and environmental science and policy capacity. Dr. Clement works with Dr. Steve Smutko to enhance collaborative capacity in Wyoming through outreach and natural resource leadership training.

Dr. Clement previously co-directed the Colorado Forest Restoration Institute at Colorado State University. She specializes in the study and practice of collaborative governance and collaborative learning related to forests, wildlife, recreation, public lands, and related issues. She has created and facilitated collaborative processes related to natural resource issues for more than 15 years in Colorado, Wyoming, and Montana.  Dr. Clement has conducted social psychological research regarding the relationship between people and natural resources and taught natural resources policy related subjects for 20 years.

Selected publications

B. C. Sherrouse, D.J. Semmens, and J. M. Clement (2013). Validating a method for transferring social values of ecosystem services between public lands in the Rocky Mountain region. Ecological Indicators (accepted and in press).

Clement, J. and A. Cheng (2011) Using Analyses of public value orientations, attitudes and preferences to inform national forest planning in Colorado and Wyoming. Applied Geography, 31 (2), 393-400.

Clement, J. and A. Cheng: Exploring Forest Value Discourses in Wyoming using Q- Methodology (In process).

Benson C. Sherrouse, Jessica M. Clement, Darius J. Semmens (2011), A GIS application for assessing, mapping, and quantifying the social values of ecosystem services, Applied Geography, 31 (3), 748-760.

Romme, W., Clement, J., Hicke, J., Kulakowski, D., MacDonald, L. Schoennagel, T. and T. Veblen (2007). Recent Forest Insect Outbreaks and Fire Risk in Colorado Forests: A Brief Synthesis of Relevant Research, Colorado Forest Restoration Institute, Fort Collins, CO. Clement, J., Knapp, C. and M. Keralis (2009). Evidence‐based Collaboration: Ecological Monitoring in Colorado’s Forests for Citizen Scientists (Draft).

Clement J. and K. Mattor (2010). Study of Forest Management Preferences and Values for the Woodland Park Healthy Forest Initiative, Colorado Forest Restoration Institute.

Wilson, J. and J. Clement (2008). Pike and San Isabel National Forests: Social and Economic Existing Conditions and Trends Report Comprehensive Evaluation Report (NEPA Documentation in association with TEAMS).

Brown P., Clement J., Rocca M. Hayward G., Rhoades, C. Collins, B., and Skorkowsky R. (2010). Some Ecological Considerations Regarding the Future Range of Variability of Lodgepole Pine Ecosystems in Colorado and Wyoming (2010).

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