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Professor Tim Duane

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Tim Duane taught environmental planning and policy at UC Berkeley from 1991-2009, when he became Professor of Environmental Studies at UC Santa Cruz from 2009-2018. He has also taught law at Seattle University, Vermont Law School, and the University of San Diego. Tim is now a Senior Fellow at the Wallace Stegner Center for Land, Resources & the Environment and Visiting Professor of Law at the S.J. Quinney College of Law at the University of Utah. Professor Duane’s research and policy work focuses on climate change, renewable energy, resource management and land use planning. He is the author of Shaping the Sierra: Nature, Culture, and Conflict in the Changing West, which has been the basis for comparative work in both Switzerland and Austria. He also has conducted research on land use and environmental planning and policy in French Polynesia. Professor Duane’s work on natural resources and ecosystem management includes service on the California Spotted Owl Federal Advisory Committee for the Chief of the U.S. Forest Service and the U.S. Secretary of Agriculture. Professor Duane has also advised the California Secretary for Natural Resources, the President of the California Public Utilities Commission, the California Energy Commission, the National Park Service, and the U.S. Bureau of Land Management on policy. This is Professor Duane’s tenth trip for Cal Discoveries—he previously led trips to the Peruvian Amazon, the Polar Bears of Hudson’s Bay, Patagonia, Antarctica, Morocco, Switzerland, French Polynesia, Northern Italy, and Machu Picchu and the Galapagos Islands.

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