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Jessica Western

Jessical Clement, Ruckelshaus Institute of Environment and Natural Resources

Senior Research Scientist;
Director, Collaboration Program in Natural Resources

Ruckelshaus Institute
Haub School of Environment and Natural Resources

(307) 766-5048  | | 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 Western (formerly Clement) is Senior Research Scientist in Human Dimensions in Natural Resources and Director of the Collaboration Program in Natural Resources in the Ruckelshaus Institute of the University of Wyoming. As Director of the Collaboration Program, she has created the curriculum for this six session collaborative leadership program that runs during the course of a year and provides training to natural resource professionals in collaborative problem-solving, facilitation and leadership skills specifically related to natural resource policy and science contexts. She provides other types of collaborative problem solving trainings for specific purposes and audiences. She has been assessing, designing and facilitating collaborative public processes for 20 years, related to endangered species, forest, wildlife and other issues on multiple-state, statewide and smaller scales.

Dr. Western has conducted social psychological research regarding the relationship between people and natural resources and taught natural resources policy related subjects for 20 years. She has published her work using survey and Q-methodology related to research regarding natural resource policy, collaborative processes, biomass utilization, and forest planning. She has also been named to the National Roster of Dispute Resolution and Consensus Building Professionals with the US Institute for Environmental Conflict Resolution.

Selected Refereed Publications

Clement, J. and M. Straube (2015). iNEPA, the iPhone of Environmental Impact Review, Makes NEPA more User-Friendly. American Bar Association, Natural Resources & Environment (30) 1, p. 41-44.

Clement, J., Anderson, N. and A. Cheng (2015). Connecting forest restoration to renewable energy in Colorado, USA: Exploring the discourse regarding social acceptance of biomass utilization. Energy Research and Social Science. Accepted May 2015.

McGrady P., Cottrell S., Clement J., Raadik Cottrell J., and Czaja M. (2015). Local Perceptions of MPB Infestation, Forest Management, and Connection to National Forests in Colorado and Wyoming. Human Ecology. Accepted June 2015.

Sherrouse, B., D. Semmens, and J. Clement (2014). An application of Social Values for Ecosystem Services (SolVES) to three national forests in Colorado and Wyoming. Ecological Indicators, 36, p. 68–79 

Sherrouse, B., Clement J. and D. Semmens, and (2011). A GIS application for assessing, mapping, and quantifying the social values of ecosystem services. Applied Geography 31, p. 748 - 760

Clement, J. and A. Cheng (2011) Using analyses of public value orientations, attitudes and preferences to inform national forest planning in Colorado and WyomingApplied 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. 

Selected Reports

Clement J. and S. Glendenning (2015). Thunder Basin National Grassland: Situation Assessment and Process Recommendations.

Clement, J., D. Loomis, M. Straube, S. Daniels, J. Schaefers, M. Healy, J. Carbone and K. Freedman (2014). Iterative NEPA and Collaboration.

Clement J. and E. Spaulding (2013). The Prevailing Themes in the Oil and Gas Development Discourse among Local Residents in Moffatt and Routt Counties, Colorado.

Clement, J. (2013) Safe Wildlife Crossings: Summary and Recommendations.

L. Smutko, E. Spaulding and J. Clement (2013). Oregon Inlet Situation Assessment and Process Recommendations.

Clement J. (2012) Report to the Center for Collaborative Conservation: Science Transference and Application to benefit Forest Planning Collaboration at Different Scales.

Clement J. (2011) Front Range Roundtable Collaborative Forest Landscape Restoration Project - Ecological, Social and Economic Monitoring Plan.

Jones J. and J. Clement (2010). Ecological compatibility, Economic Sustainability in Lodgepole Pine Ecosystems: Room to Move?

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.

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

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