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Lisa Dale
Assistant Director for Parks, Wildlife and Lands
Lisa Dale
As Assistant Director for Parks, Wildlife and Lands, Lisa Dale works to develop and implement policy regarding parks, wildlife and forestry resources. She advises and coordinates with Colorado Parks and Wildlife, the Colorado State Land Board, the Colorado State Forest Service, and the Governor’s Office.

With a background in environmental policy, Lisa completed her graduate work in 2003 and went to work for The Wilderness Society, where she conducted post-doctoral research on the National Fire Plan. From there, she went on to serve as the Director of Governmental Affairs for the Western Forestry Leadership Coalition, a state-federal coalition of forest managers. Returning to academia in 2006, she taught full time at the University of Denver for five years, offering courses that included Public Lands Management, The Global Politics of Climate Change, and Global Environmental Policy.

In 2010 she came to work for the State of Colorado, initially as the Legislative Program Director for the (then) Division of Wildlife. Lisa is a published author, having written several peer-reviewed articles and a textbook on environmental policy. She has a Bachelor’s degree from Cornell University, a Master’s from Regis University, and a Ph.D. in environmental policy from Colorado State University.
Colorado Department of Natural Resources
Executive Director's Office
1313 Sherman Street, Room 718
Denver, CO 80203
(303) 866-3311