Chief of Natural Resources, California Tahoe Conservancy
Dorian has worked for over 20 years on marine, water resource, and forest policy and management throughout California and overseas. Currently Chief of Natural Resources for the California Tahoe Conservancy, he manages the Conservancy's climate adaptation, community forestry, landscape forestry, land management, watershed restoration, and recreation and access programs. Prior to this Dorian worked for many years as a mediator at the Center for Collaborative Policy, CSU Sacramento, including founding and directing its Southern California office. He completed his PhD in Environmental Science, Policy, and Management at the University of California at Berkeley, specializing in political ecology and conducting extensive field research in Indonesia as a Fulbright-IIE Scholar and Sumitro Fellow. At Cornell University he specialized in participatory action research and completed his BA in Anthropology summa cum laude. Dorian is a member of the International Union for the Conservation of Nature's Commission on Ecosystem Management, serves as vice-chair of its Resilience Thematic Group, and authors the associated The Promise and Practice of Resilient Landscapes blog https://resilientlandscapes.blog. He also is a certified provider on the National Roster of Environmental Dispute Resolution and Consensus Building Professionals. When not helping communities and cities to steward their resources and adapt to climate change, Dorian enjoys practicing Mysore-style ashtanga yoga, getting into the water, and getting into the backcountry.
Key research Interests: water, forests, urban, energy, adaptation, resilience, transformation