John Tanaka is the Department Head and Professor in the Department of Ecosystem Science and Management at the University of Wyoming. His expertise is in rangeland economics and policy. His work focuses on how public land management agency grazing policies affect ranchers and other users of rangelands. He has worked with other scientists, managers, and students on questions related to juniper control, invasive species management, wildfires, grazing management, riparian area management, and ecosystem services. He has led teams that have collected social and economic information from public land ranchers. He has given presenatations to ranchers, agency personnel, bankers and lenders, and the general public on various economic aspects of rangeland management. He is also the co-director of the Sustainable Rangelands Roundtable (SRR). SRR seeks to develop and implement economic, social, and ecological criteria and indicators of rangeland sustainability.
Ecosystem Science and Management, Dept. 3354
University of Wyoming
1000 E. University Ave.
Laramie, WY 82071