Faculty and Staff

Erin Kelly – Assistant Professor, Forest Policy, Economics and Administration

Personal and Research Interest

I teach FOR 471 (Forest Administration), FOR 365 (Forest Economics), FOR 359 (California and US Forest and Wildland Resources Policy), and courses in the Environment and Communities graduate program.

My research is focused on the many ways that humans interact with forests – socially, politically, economically, and culturally, including:

In addition, my graduate students have studied a wide variety of topics, from evaluating the policy framework of wetland restoration in Humboldt Bay to the changing relationship between the newly-created Headwaters Forest and the residents of Fortuna.

Education and Degrees
Courses Taught
Selected Publications

Schmitz, M., and E.C. Kelly. Accepted and in press. Developing a forest carbon offset protocol at the forefront of cap-and-trade: Lessons in ecosystem service commodification. Global Environmental Politics.

Charnley, S., E.C. Kelly, K. Wendel. Accepted and in press. All lands approaches to fire management in the Pacific West: A typology. Journal of Forestry.

Kelly, E.C., and M. Schmitz. 2016. Forest offsets and the California compliance market: Bringing an abstract ecosystem good to market. Geoforum 75:99-109.

Kelly, E.C., and S. Carson. 2016. The roots of community forestry: subsistence and regional development in Newfoundland. Chapter in: Teitelbaum, S. (ed.), Community Forestry in Canada. Vancouver, BC: University of British Columbia Press.

Kelly, E.C. 2016. The role of “the public” in the management of Newfoundland’s forestry heritage. The London Journal of Canadian Studies Vol. 31: 45-66, special issue: The Political, Environmental, and Cultural Economy of Heritage in Atlantic Canada: Studies in Regeneration.

Kelly, E.C., and J. Kusel. 2015. Cooperative, cross-boundary management facilitates large-scale ecosystem restoration efforts. California Agriculture 69(1): 50-56.

Kelly, E.C., and H. Gosnell. 2014. Who will own the Mazama? Tribal power and forest ownership in the Klamath Basin. Humboldt Journal of Social Relations 36:102-117.

Kelly, E.C. 2014. Cultural entrenchment: explaining gaps between ecosystem-based management policy and practice in the forests of Newfoundland. Forest Policy and Economics 46: 10-18.

Kelly, E.C., J.C. Bliss, and H. Gosnell. 2013. The Mazama returns: the politics and possibilities of tribal land reacquisition. Journal of Political Ecology 20: 429-443.

Kelly, E.C., and J.C. Bliss. 2012. From industrial ownership to multifunctional landscapes: tenure change and rural restructuring in central Oregon. Society and Natural Resources 25(11): 1085-1101.

Gosnell, H., and E.C. Kelly. 2010. Peace on the river? Exploring linkages between the tribal trust responsibility, large dam removal, and socio-ecological restoration in the Klamath Basin, USA. Water Alternatives 3(2): 361-383.

Bliss, J.C., E.C. Kelly, J. Abrams, C. Bailey, and J. Dyer. 2010. Disintegration of the U.S. industrial forest estate: Dynamics, trajectories, and questions. Small-scale Forestry 9: 53-66.

Kelly, E.C., and J.C. Bliss. 2009. Healthy forests, healthy communities: An emerging paradigm for natural resource-dependent communities? Society and Natural Resources 22(6): 519-537.

Bliss, J.C., and E.C. Kelly. 2008. Comparative advantages of small-scale forestry among emerging forest tenures. Small-scale Forestry 7: 95-104.

Abrams, J., E.C. Kelly, B. Shindler, J. Wilton. 2005. Value orientation and forest management: the forest health debate. Environmental Management 36(4): 495-505.

Erin Kelly
Contact Information:

Office: 210 Forestry Building
Email: eck107@humboldt.edu
Ph. 707.826.4150
Fax: 707.826.5634

Mailing Address:

Department of Forestry and Wildland Resources
1 Harpst Street