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Phone: (253) 539-4801

Whether cooking lunch for the team, sailing with his family, or creating an economic model, Ken combines his eye for detail with an awareness of the bigger picture. He approaches problems from the ground up, focusing on creating healthy relationships with the lands and waters that sustain us. Drawing on nearly thirty years of experience in sustainability and resilience work, Ken leads the development of our working lands focus area as well as our emerging work on salmon habitat restoration. His analyses aim to illuminate practical management decisions that strengthen both social and natural systems.

REcent work

Hale Parkway Economic Assessment.” Earth Economics, Tacoma, WA. 2019

Ecosystem Services Valuation of the Keweenaw Peninsula.” Earth Economics. Tacoma, WA. 2019.

The Public Benefits of Private Forests: An Ecosystem Services Valuation of Private Forest Lands in Pierce County, Washington. Earth Economics. Tacoma, WA. 2018. 

"The Economic Benefits and Costs of Snow in the Upper Colorado Basin," Earth Economics, Tacoma, WA. 2017.

"The Economic Impact of the 2016 Loma Fire." Earth Economics. Tacoma, WA. 2016.

"National Economic Analysis of the Four Lower Snake River Dams: A Review of the 2002 Lower Snake Feasibility Report / Environmental Impact Statement." Earth Economics. Tacoma, WA. February, 2016.

"From Environmental Scarcity to Ecological Security: Exploring New Limits to Growth." (co-editor) MIT Press. Cambridge, MA. 2005.

Twenty-nine Days: Responses to a Finite World” in From Environmental Scarcity to Ecological Security: Exploring New Limits to Growth. Dennis Pirages and Ken Cousins (eds.). MIT Press. Cambridge, MA. 2005.

"A Dynamic Model Of Tourism In Dominica," Ecological Modeling. Elsevier Press. Cambridge, MA. 2004.

Kanab, Utah

Kanab, Utah


Certificate in Geographic Information Systems
University of Washington | Seattle, WA

Ph.D. Environmental Politics
University of Maryland | College Park, MD

M.A. Political Economy
University of Maryland | College Park, MD

B.A. Political Science
University of Washington | Seattle, WA

B.A. Ecological Agriculture
The Evergreen State College | Olympia, WA