Tony Cheng

Director, Colorado Forest Restoration Institute

Tony is a professor in the Department of Forest & Rangeland Stewardship at and is Director of the Colorado Forest Restoration Institute at Colorado State University. Tony’s primary research interests are in forest governance, policy, and administration, with a focus on collaborative approaches to promote resilient social-ecological systems linked to forest landscapes. In his capacity as director of CFRI, Tony oversees programs to develop, compile, and apply current knowledge through collaborative, adaptive management approaches to achieve forest restoration and wildfire hazard reduction goals. Born and raised in eastern Washington’s Palouse country, Tony has a PhD in Forestry from Oregon State University, a MS in Forestry from the University of Minnesota, and a BA in Political Science from Whitman College in Walla Walla, WA.

CFRI Director Tony Cheng