Improving Forests and Building communities: A networked Biomass Approach
Jonathan Kusel founded and has for 22 years directed the Sierra Institute for Community and Environment. He received a Masters of Forest Science from Yale University and Ph.D. from University of California, Berkeley, in natural resource sociology and policy. He participated on the Clinton Administration's "Option 9" Forest Ecosystem Management Assessment Team, and led the community assessment team and public participation team for the Sierra Nevada Ecosystem Project (SNEP). More recently, Dr. Kusel sat on the steering committee of the Biomass Economic Recovery Group of the Northern Sierra and was instrumental in the development and success of the California Forest Biomass Working Group. Dr. Kusel and the Sierra Institute are one of the nine members of California's State Wood Energy Team.
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