California Program Manager, National Forest Foundation
Based in South Lake Tahoe, Dorian serves as the California Program Manager for the U.S. National Forest Foundation, and manages the Lake Tahoe West Restoration Partnership. His areas of expertise include stakeholder and conflict assessment, collaborative process design, interest-based dispute resolution, joint fact-finding, and collaborative planning and policy development. Prior to joining NFF, Dorian worked as a Senior Mediator at the Center for Collaborative Policy, California State University Sacramento, including three years as its Southern California Office Director. During his eight years with the Center, he worked throughout the state on 30 water, forest, agricultural, and coastal resource conflicts. Earlier in his career he completed his Ph.D. in Environmental Science, Policy, and Management at the University of California at Berkeley, where he specialized in political ecology and conducted field work in Indonesia over a period of seven years, including one year as a Fulbright-IIE Scholar. Before this, he completed his B.A. in Anthropology summa cum laude at Cornell University, where he specialized in participatory action research with a minor in natural resources, and conducted short periods of fieldwork in Canada and Australia. Dorian serves as a member of the World Conservation Union's Commission on Ecosystem Management, including vice-chair of its Resilience Thematic Group; he also is a Certified Provider on the National Roster of Environmental Dispute Resolution and Consensus Building Professionals, maintained by the U.S. Institute for Environmental Conflict Resolution. 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