Joe W. Bowersox
Dempsey Professor of Environmental Policy
Department of Environmental and Earth Science
Director, Center for Sustainable Communities
Willamette University
900 State Street
Salem, Oregon 97301

Office: Collins 206
FAX: 503-370-6773

Joe at Berg Lake on Mount Robson, BC



B.A. Political Science/B.A. German Oregon State University 1986

M.A. Political Science University of Wisconsin-Madison 1989

Ph.D Political Science University of Wisconsin-Madison 1995

Courses Taught
Politics 210 - American Politics (Environmental Emphasis)
Politics 304 - Environmental Ethics and Politics
Politics 341 - Environmental Policymaking
Envr 445/Poli 345 - Forest Ecology and Policy

Most of Professor Bowersox's courses are cross-listed with Environmental and Earth Sciences Department.




Research Interests

Forest Policy/Fire Policy

Water Policy

Environmental Politics and Theory

Environmental Ethics


Selected Publications

Curriculum Vitae

Major Awards and Fellowships:

American Political Science Association Congressional Fellow 2002-2003

Jacob K. Javits Fellow in Political Science (1988-1992)


Other Interests


whitewater rafting


WILLAMETTE UNIVERSITY IS NOW A MEMBER OF THE National Council for Science and the Environment



Examples of recent senior theses completed with me.... thesislist.html

Useful Links for Environmental Politics, Policy, and Law

Congressional Politics/Washington DC
The Whitehouse
US Senate
US House
US Supreme Court
Congressional Staff Directory
Library of Congress Legislation Search (Thomas)
US Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources
US Senate Committee on Evironment and Public Works
Congressional History - Office of the Clerk
Washington City Paper
DC Metro Rail

Climate Change
The Regional Impacts of Climate Change

Oregon Legislature and State Agencies
Oregon State Legislature
Governor Kulongoski's Office
Oregon Department of Forestry
Oregon Division of State Lands
Oregon Department of Environmental Quality
Oregon Watershed Enhancement Board

Federal Agency Websites
US Environmental Protection Agency
Department of Agriculture
US Department of the Interior
US Forest Service
US National Park Service
US Nuclear Regulatory Commission
Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS)
USDA - How to Get Information
EPA ROE - Download Reports
EPA Toxic Release Inventory Program
The Healthy Forests Initiative

Graduate Programs in Environmental and Natural Resource Policy
UC Berkeley Department of Environmental Science, Policy and Management
University of Wisconsin La Follette School
Indiana University School of Public and Environmental Affairs
Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies
Lewis and Clark Law School
University of Oregon Law School
University of Michigan School of Natural Resources and Environment
Duke University Law School
Duke School of the Environment and Earth Sciences

Forest Links
General Forest Information
Landscape Management Project (UW and Yale Schools of Forestry)
Forest Futures Conference and Roundtables (Willamette University)
USFS Region 6 (Northwest Region)
Oregon/Washington BLM
Oregon Department of Forestry

PNW Forest Information Node (includes all planning documents for NW Forest Plan)
Northwest Forest Plan Regional Ecosystem Office
About the Northwest Forest Plan
OSU Department of Forest Resources
Starker Lecture Series - OSU College of Forestry
Metolius Basin Forest Management Project
Simulating Fire Patterns in Heterogeneous Landscapes
Fire Effect Information System
Lands in Transition
Landscape Management Project

American Lands Alliance
Oregon Society of American Foresters
Society of American Foresters
The American Forest Resource Council
PERC - The Center for Free Market Environmentalism
Gifford Pinchot Task Force
Oregon Natural Resources Council (ONRC)
Private Forest Lands
Evergreen Magazine

Environmental Research Grant & Fellowship Links
AAAS Science and Technology Policy Fellowships
Ecological Society of America
American Association for the Advancement of Science
M. J. Murdock Charitable Trust - Formal Grants Programs
Ford Foundation
The Pew Charitable Trusts
EPA: ORD: NCER: STAR Grants and Cooperative Agreements
Ecological Restoration Institute

International Association of Wildland Fire
AFE: Association of Fire Ecology
Joint Fire Sciences Program
National Commission on Science for Sustainable Forestry
The Doris Duke Charitable Foundation
The David and Lucile Packard Foundation Sustainability Science
Surdna Foundation Environment Programs

American Council of Learned Societies

Sustainability Links

Oregon's Future

Environmental Resources
Million Solar Roofs
Pew Oceans Commission
Maps of Oregon Public Lands

Ordination Software Links
UO InfoGraphics Lab - Home

ESRI Virtual Campus: GIS Education and Training on the Web - Live Training Seminars
ArcExplorer -- ESRI's Free GIS Data Viewer
ArcExplorer 4.0.1 Download Instructions
Oregon Geospatial Clearinghouse
Public Lands Information Center

Mid East
Washington Watch by James Zogby
NITLE Arab World Project