Kim Skyelander, Ph.D.

Senior Collaboration Advisor


Kim’s unique career has been shaped through extensive education and field experience in land management, conservation initiative, and environmental conflict negotiation. Her academic background is deep and diverse, but she is also no stranger to connection to place. Throughout her life, this approach has enabled Kim to connect diverse parties to successful outcomes through thoughtful facilitation; her work with tribal governments, non-profit organizations, businesses, political leaders, municipalities, tourism bureaus, schools, nature centers, research stations, the media, and other stakeholders has yielded many successes. Kim recently retired from Colorado State University’s Center for Collaborative Conservation where she served as Associate Director for 11 years. Her work there has revolved around such issues as climate change, rangeland management, endangered species, wildfire management, water quality, and energy development.