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Schultz, C.A., Moseley, C. 2019. Collaborations and capacities to transform US fire management. Science 366 (6461): 38-40; doi: 10.1126/science.aay3727
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Schultz, C.A., McCaffrey, S., Huber-Stearns, H. 2019. Policy barriers and opportunities for prescribed fire application in the Western United States. International Journal of Wildland Fire (online); Available at:

Schultz, C.A.,P. Thompson, S. McCaffrey. 2019. Forest Service fire management and the elusiveness of change. Fire Ecology 15: 13; Available at :

Wurtzebach, Z., Schultz, C.A., Waltz, A.E.M., Esch, B.E., and Wasserman, T.N. 2019. Broader-scale monitoring fore federal forest planning: challenges and opportunities. Journal of Forestry (online). Available at:

Rutherford, T.K,  Schultz, C.A. 2019. Adapting wildland fire governance to climate change in Alaska. Ecology and Society 24(1): 27-40. Available at:

Butler, W.H., Schultz, C. A., 2019. A New Era for Collaborative Forest Management: Insights for Policy and Practice from the CFLRP. Routledge Earthscan: New York, USA. Available at:

Schultz, C. A., Timberlake, T.J., Wurtzebach, Z.P., McIntyre, K.B., Moseley, C. 2019. Policy tools to address scale mismatches: lessons from US forest governance. Ecology and Society 24 (1):21. Available at:

Cyphers, L., Schultz, C.A. 2018. Policy Design to Support Cross-Boundary Land Management: The Example of the Joint Chiefs Landscape Restoration Partnership. Land Use Policy; Available at:

Pitt, A.N., Schultz, C.A., Vaske, J.J. 2019. Engaging youth in public lands monitoring: opportunities for enhancing ecological literacy and environmental stewardship. Environmental Education Research; Available at:

Ricco, G., Schultz, C.A. Understanding organizational learning during policy implementation: lessons from US forest planning. Journal of Environmental Policy and Planning 21: 275-287; Available at:

McWethy, D., Schoennagel,T., Higuera, P.E., Krawchuk, M., Harvey, B.J., Metcalf, E.C., Schultz, C.A., Miller, C., Metcalf, A.L., Buma, B., Virapongse, A., Kulig, J.C., Stedman, R.C., Ratajczak, Z., Nelson, C.R., Kolden, C. 2019. Wildfire in the West: Learning to live in increasingly fire-prone landscapes. Nature Sustainability 2: 797-804.

Higuera, P.E., Metcalf, A.L., Miller, C., Buma, B., McWethy, D.B., Metcalf, E.C., Ratajczak, Z., Nelson, C.R., Chaffin, B.C., Stedman, R.C., McCaffrey, S., Schoennagel, T., Harvey, B.J., Hood, S.M., Schultz, C.A., Black, A.E., Campbell, D., Haggerty, J.H., Keane, R.E., Krawchuk, M.A., Kulig, J.C., Rafferty, R., Virapongse, A. 2019. Integrating subjective and objective dimensions of resilience in fire-prone landscapes. Bioscience 69: 375-388; Available at:

Schultz, C.A., McIntyre, K.B., Cyphers, L., Kooistra, C., Ellison, A., Moseley, C. 2018. Policy Design for Forest Restoration: The Value of Focused Investment and Collaboration. Forests 9: 512, doi:10.3390/f9090512. Available at:

Timberlake, T. J., Joyce, L. A., Schultz, C. A., and Lampman, G. 2018. Design of a Workshop Process to Support Consideration of Natural Range of Variation and Climate Change for Land Management Planning Under the 2012 Planning Rule. Res. Note RMRS-RN-82. Fort Collins, CO: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station. 36 p. Timberlake et al. NRV Workshop Research Note.pdf

Kleindl, W. J. et al. 2018. Toward a Social-Ecological Theory of Forest Macrosystems for Improved Ecosystem Management. Forests 9(4): 200.

Pitt, A. N., and C. A. Schultz. 2018. Youth-based Citizen Science Monitoring: Case Studies from Three National Forests. Journal of Forestry 116(2): 109-116.

Schultz, C. A., Moseley, C., Mattor, K., McIntyre, K. B., and A. Ellison. 2018. Key Findings and Recommendations Based on the USDA Forest Service Integrated Resource Restoration Pilot Third-Party Review. Journal of Forestry 116(1): 5-12.

Timberlake, T. J., and C. A. Schultz. 2017. Policy, Practice, and Partnerships for Climate Change Adaptation Planning on U.S. National Forests. Climatic Change 144(20): 257-269.

Schultz, C. A., Mattor, K. D., and C. Moseley. 2016. Aligning policies to support forest restoration and promote organizational change. Forest Policy and Economics 73: 195-203.

Wurtzebach, Z., and C.A. Schultz. 2016. Measuring Ecological Integrity: History and Practical Application. Bioscience 66: 446-457.

Spencer, A.G., C.A. Schultz, and C.M. Hoffman. 2015. Enhancing adaptive capacity for restoring fire-adapted ecosystems: the Fire Learning Networks’ Prescribed Fire Training Exchanges. Ecology and Society 20(3):38. [online] URL:

Schultz, C.A., C. Moseley, and K. Mattor. 2015. Striking the Balance Between Budgetary Discretion and Performance Accountability: The Case of the US Forest Service’s Approach to Integrated Restoration. Journal of Natural Resources Policy Research 7: 109-123.

Becknell, J.M., A.R. Desai, M.C. Dietze, C.A. Schultz, G. Starr, P.A. Duffy, J.F. Franklin, A. Pourmokhtarian, J. Hall, P. Stoy, M.W. Binford, L.R. Boring, and C.L. Staudhammer. 2015. Assessing the effects of interactions among changing climate, management, and disturbance on forests: a macrosystems approach. Bioscience 65: 263-274.

Benson, M.H., and Schultz, C. 2015. Adaptive management and the law in Allen, C., Garmestani, A., and Smith, C., eds. Adaptive Management of Natural Resources in Theory and Practice. Springer: New York.

Schultz, C., Coelho, D., and Beam. R. 2014. The design and governance of multi-party monitoring under the U.S. Forest Service’s Collaborative Forest Landscape Restoration Program. Journal of Forestry 112: 198-206.

Schultz, C., Sisk, T.D., Noon, B.R., and Nie, M.A. 2013 (invited paper). Wildlife conservation planning under the United States Forest Service’s 2012 planning rule. Journal of Wildlife Management 77: 428-444.

Coelho, D., Wurtzebach, Z., and Schultz, C. 2013. Adaptive management in Egan, D. and T. Dubay, eds. Breaking Barriers, Building Bridges: Collaborative Forest Landscape Restoration Handbook, pp. 163-190. Ecological Restoration Institute, Northern Arizona University, Flagstaff, AZ.

Schultz, C. and Nie, M. 2012. Decision-making triggers, adaptive management, and natural resources law and planning. Natural Resources Journal 52:.443-521.

Schultz, C., Jedd, T., and Beam, R. 2012. The Collaborative Forest Landscape Restoration Act as a policy experiment: a history and overview of funded projects. Journal of Forestry 110: 381-391.

Nie, M., and Schultz, C. 2012. Decision-making triggers in adaptive management. Conservation Biology 26: 1137-1144.

Schultz, C. 2012. History of the cumulative effects analysis requirement under NEPA and its interpretation in U.S. Forest Service case law. Journal of Environmental Law and Litigation 27: 125-190.

Schultz, C. 2012. The U.S. Forest Service’s analysis of cumulative effects to wildlife: a study of legal standards, current practice, and ongoing challenges on a National Forest. Environmental Impact Assessment Review 32: 74-81; doi:10.1016/j.eiar.2011.03.003.

Schultz, C. 2010. Challenges in connecting cumulative effects analysis to effective wildlife conservation planning. Bioscience 60: 545-551.

Schultz, C. 2008. Responding to scientific uncertainty in forest policy and planning. Environmental Science and Policy 11: 253-271.