Clare Ryan

Clare Ryan

Environmental policy; Urban ecology and management; Conflict management

Office: Anderson 123H
Phone: 206-616-3987 
Email: cmryan@uw.edu

Graduate Interest Group(s): SOCIAL SCIENCES

B.S. Environmental Science, Western Washington University, 1983
M.S., Natural Resource Policy and Administration,University of Michigan, 1990
PhD, Natural Resource and Environmental Policy, University of Michigan, 1996

I am a Professor of Natural Resource Policy and have adjunct faculty appointments in the Daniel J. Evans School of Public Affairs, the School of Marine Affairs and Environmental Affairs, and the School of Law. Before becoming a professor, I worked as a scientist and manager for more than seven years in state (Washington Department of Ecology) and federal (U.S. Environmental Protection Agency) natural resource management agencies. My research focuses on three areas of applied natural resource science and policy: 1) policy implementation – particularly water resource policy and management; 2) institutional and organizational aspects related to integrating science into policy and management; and 3) collaboration and conflict management. Currently, I am investigating the integration of scientific information into management decision-making at the US Forest Service and other federal agencies. Another theme in my research examines how state governments implement legislation requiring collaborative watershed planning, as well as mandates to consider best available science. Related to this, I am evaluating outputs and eventual outcomes from collaborative environmental management efforts such as watershed planning and restoration.
Courses Taught:Quarter offered:
ESRM 400 Natural Resource Conflict Management (3)Winter
Current Sponsored Research:
Integrated "All Lands" Approach to Public Land Use Planning: A Case Study of Prince William Sound
Social Science Research Support for the Urban-Wildlands Interactions Research Team
Recent Publications:
Ryan, C.M., McDonald, P.S., Feinberg, D.S., Hall, L., Hamerly, J., Wright, C.W. 2017. Digging Deep: Managing Social and Policy Dimensions of Geoduck Aquaculture Conflict in Puget Sound Washington. Coastal Management 45(1):73-89 DOI:10.1080/08920753.2017.1252628
Sheppard, J.C., Ryan, C.M., Blahna, D.J. 2017. Evaluating Ecological Monitoring of Civic Environmental Stewardship in the Green-Duwamsih Watershed, WA. Landscape and Urban Planning 158: 87-95 doi: 10.1016/j.landurbplan.2016.09.017
Urgenson, L., Ryan, C., Halpern, C. Bakker, J., Belote, A., Franklin, J., Haugo, R., Nelson, C., Waltz, A. 2017. Visions of Restoration: Lessons from the Collaborative Forest Landscape Restoration Program. Environmental Management 59(2): 338-353 doi: 10.1007/s00267-016-0791-2
Gibbons, K.H., and Ryan, C.M. 2015. Characterizing Comprehensiveness of Urban Forest Management Plans in Washington State. Urban Forestry & Urban Greening 14:615-624.
Reisert, J., C.M. Ryan, Koppel, J. 2015. Stakeholder Participation in Collaborative Watershed Planning in Washington State. Journal of Environmental Assessment, Policy and Management 17(2):1-23.
Asah, S.T., D.J. Blahna, C.M. Ryan. 2012. Involving Forest Communities in Identifying and Constructing Ecosystem Services: Millennium Assessment and Place Specificity. Journal of Forestry. April/May 2012:149-156.
Clare M. Ryan, Daniel O.B. Brody, Ashley I. Lunde. 2011. NEPA Documents at the US Forest Service: A Blessing and a Curse?. EIA/SIA Journal 25(4):192-197.
Lipsky, R.S. and C.M. Ryan. 2011. Nearshore restoration in Puget Sound: Understanding stakeholder values and potential coalitions. Coastal Management 39(6): 577-597.
Ryan, C.M. 2011. Raising the bar for environmental literacy in graduate education. Northwest Science 85(4): 575-576.
Ryan, C.M. 2011. What every resource manager should know about collaboration. Western Forester 56(3): 1-3.
Ryan, C.M. and L.K. Cerveny. 2011. Wildland fire science for management: Federal fire manager information needs, sources and uses. Western Journal of Applied Forestry 26(3): 126-132.