of restoring fire forests
science and practice of forest restoration
management and policy
Vosick is the Director of Policy and Partnerships for the Ecological
Restoration Institute (ERI) at Northern Arizona University. In that capacity,
she works with policy makers, environmental stakeholders, business interests
and land managers to achieve the goal of ecological restoration of federal
forest land. Her work includes translating and communicating the biophysical
and social science that support restoration to key audiences. She has spent her
entire career in the field of conservation and ecological restoration.
in Washington, D.C., Vosick spent time at the Nature Conservancy, a nonprofit
conservation group, working on agricultural conservation policy issues,
ecoregional planning and conservation. During her time at the nonprofit, she
developed expertise on Congress, appropriations and the legislative process at
the state and federal level.
the ERI, Vosick is working on the Four Forest Restoration Initiative, a
collaborative project that seeks to restore 2.4 million acres of land in
northern Arizona. This approach to forest restoration and land management has
led to new conservation methods that will have implications for the rest of the
Vosick also has experience participating in and leading collaborative processes. She
is well-versed in the applied science and practice of forest restoration and
effectively communicates the science and social science of forest restoration
to diverse audiences.
Selected recent publications
- Vosick, D.J. 2013. Fact Sheet: Efficacy of Hazardous Fuel Treatments: A Rapid Assessment of the Economic and Ecologic Consequences of Alternative Hazardous Fuel Treatments.
D.J. 2011. Fact sheet: Lessons
Learned from the Wallow Fire (ERI).
D., D. M. Ostergren, and L. Murfitt. 2007. Old-growth policy. Ecology and
- R.F. Beier, P., Covington,
W.W.,Grumbine, R.E. ,Lindenmayer, D.B. ,Prather, J.W. Schmiegelow, F. ,Sisk,
T.D., and Vosick, D.J. 2006. Recommendations for Integrating Restoration Ecology and
Conservation Biology in Ponderosa Pine Forests of the Southwestern United
*For a full list of
research, please visit: ERI
Nature Conservancy; Bend, Oregon, Forest Restoration Program Director,
Restoration Institute, Northern Arizona University; Flagstaff, Arizona,
for Outreach and Administration, 1999-2008
Nature Conservancy; Arlington, Virginia, Director of Ecoregional Conservation,
Nature Conservancy; Arlington, Virginia, Policy Representative for Agriculture,
Liberal Arts, The Evergreen State College, 1977
Geography, Minor Public Affairs, University of Minnesota, 1988