Carl Wilmsen, PhD

Carl Wilmsen

Executive Director


Carl Wilmsen, Ph.D., is Executive Director of the Northwest Forest Worker Center. Prior to joining NFWC, Dr. Wilmsen was Program Director of Community Forestry and Environmental Research Partnerships, a nationwide fellowship program based at the University of California, Berkeley, for graduate students conducting participatory research on forest-related issues in the United States. He has served on the advisory boards of several community forestry groups, evaluated sustainable agriculture programs, and worked as an apple picker and orchard hand, landscape laborer, school bus driver, and truck driver. He has authored several journal articles and book chapters on social justice in the management of U.S. public lands, race and the environment, oral history methodology and participatory research. He was also the lead editor of Partnerships for Empowerment: Participatory Research for Community-Based Natural Resource management (Earthscan, 2008).

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