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Catherine Schloegel

Watershed Forest Manager, Colorado

Boulder, Colorado

Headshot of Catherine Schloegel.

Catherine Schloegel Colorado’s Watershed Forest Manager. © Lauryn Wachs


Water funds and payments for environmental services, Social science, Climate adaptation of forests




Catherine Schloegel, Colorado’s Watershed Forest Manager, began work with The Nature Conservancy in 2018. She is one of handful of shared employees that works for both The Nature Conservancy and the US Forest Service. In this role, she works to develop, test, and share climate adaptation principles to help Colorado’s forests adapt to a changing climate. Prior to her return to Colorado where she grew up, she worked in Ecuador, South America, to build local capacity to conserve tropical landscapes.  She holds a Master of Science in Social Ecology from Yale University.

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Schloegel, C., L. Lojano, S. White and D. Houkal.  2015.   Manual de Implementación de un programa de técnicas silvopastoriles en los Andes Ecuatorianos.  Fundación Cordillera Tropical.  Cuenca, Ecuador.

Schloegel, C. 2012.  An Analysis of Structural Impediments to Landowner Participation in Ecuador’s Socio Bosque Program. In Naughton-Treves, L. and C. Day. (eds.). 2012. Lessons about Land Tenure, Forest Governance and REDD+. Case Studies from Africa, Asia and Latin America. Madison, Wisconsin: UW-Madison Land Tenure Center:  pgs 93-100. [Also available in Spanish.]

Schloegel, C., T. Jones, B. Zug, L. Achig, and A. Treves. 2011. Don Oso Program Develops Participatory Monitoring Protocol for Andean Bears in Southern Sangay National Park, Ecuador. International Bear News, 20(2):23-25.

Treves, A., Schloegel, C. 2010. "Monitoring and enforcing Payment for Ecosystem Services Programs: Lessons Learned". Land Tenure Center Tenure Brief 14. [Also available in Spanish.]

Schloegel, C.  2010.  Payments for the protection of watershed services: A potential conservation tool for improving protection of “paper parks” in Latin America?  Mountain Forums 10(1):68-70.

Schloegel, C. 2007. Sustainable tourism: Sustaining biodiversity? Journal of Sustainable Forestry. 25(3and 4): 247-264.

Wallander, S., S. Lauterbach, K. Anderson, F. Chou, J.M. Grossman and C. Schloegel.  2007.  Existing Markets for Ecosystem Services in the Panama Canal Watershed.  Journal of Sustainable Forestry.  25(3 and 4): 310-336.

Schloegel, C.  2006.  From research to reality: Exploring the Tensions between Environmentalism’s Moral Religion and Rural Agricultural Poverty in the Ecuadorian Amazon.  Tropical Resource Institute Bulletin, 26(1):20-26.

Schloegel, C.  and N. Waugh.  2006.  Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore Business Plan:  Fiscal Year 2005.  National Park Service, U.S. Department of Interior.  46 pgs.