Diane Vosick

Diane Vosick

Subject-matter expertise

  • Challenges of restoring fire forests
  • Applied science and practice of forest restoration
  • Forest management and policy
  • Collaboration


Diane 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. 

While 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.

At 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 Intermountain West.

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

*For a full list of research, please visit: ERI Publications page.

Special groups/committees

  • The Nature Conservancy; Bend, Oregon, Forest Restoration Program Director, 2008-2010
  • Ecological Restoration Institute, Northern Arizona University; Flagstaff, Arizona, Associate Director for Outreach and Administration, 1999-2008
  • The Nature Conservancy; Arlington, Virginia, Director of Ecoregional Conservation, 1997-1999
  • The Nature Conservancy; Arlington, Virginia, Policy Representative for Agriculture, 1993-1997


B.A. Liberal Arts, The Evergreen State College, 1977

M.A. Geography, Minor Public Affairs, University of Minnesota, 1988

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