Wallace Stegner Center for Land, Resources and the Environment, University of Utah
Tim Duane, '82, MS '83, PhD '89, is a senior fellow at the Wallace Stegner Center for Land, Resources and the Environment at the University of Utah and professor emeritus of environmental studies at UC-Santa Cruz. He is also an attorney with more than four decades of professional experience in the fields of energy, climate, land use, natural resources, water, and environmental policy, planning and law. He began working in the renewable energy industry in 1979 and published his first reports on climate change in 1990. He is a leading expert on “greening the grid” and the regulatory permitting challenges of renewable energy development, as well as issues of public land and resource management throughout the western United States.
Tim now lives in Flagstaff, Arizona and teaches advanced law courses for Utah on renewable energy law, biodiversity and wildlife law, and land use regulation. He has traveled to over 50 countries and has led trips for Stanford Travel/Study to India, Southeast Asia, Iceland, Greenland, the Canadian Arctic and the American West. On this trip, Professor Duane’s lectures will cover the structure of public lands and national parks in the United States, the conflict over Utah’s Grand Staircase-Escalante and Bears Ears National Monuments, and the impact of climate change on the spectacular public lands and natural resources on the Colorado Plateau that we see during our journey through Red Rock country.
Senior fellow, Wallace Stegner Center for Land, Resources and the Environment, University of Utah, 2022–present
Professor in residence, 2018–2022, and visiting professor, 2013–2018, University of San Diego School of Law
Professor, environmental studies, UC-Santa Cruz, 2009–2018
Associate professor: environmental planning and policy, UC-Berkeley, 1991–2009
Visiting professor: Seattle University School of Law, 2012; and Vermont Law School, 2008–2012
Author, Shaping the Sierra: Nature, Culture, and Conflict in the Changing West (UC Press, 2000)
BA ’82, human biology, MS ’83 and PhD ’89, civil engineering, Stanford University