How can communities measure and take advantage of the economic impacts of nearby outdoor recreation activities on public lands?
Kelly provides research and policy support to communities on issues related to land use planning, wildfire, trails, and outdoor recreation. She enjoys translating and distilling complex socioeconomic information into practical tools for people and places. Before joining Headwaters, Kelly spent a decade as Associate Director of the Gallatin Valley Land Trust leading community trail and conservation projects. She previously worked as a fire ecologist for The Nature Conservancy and a naturalist for Colorado State Parks. She holds a B.S. in Geography from Montana State University and a M.S. in Geography from Portland State University. When not working, Kelly can be found enjoying the trails with her husband and two young daughters around her hometown of Bozeman, Montana.
The Community Planning Assistance for Wildfire program works with many communities across the U.S.