Cassandra Moseley, Institute for Resilient Organizations, Communities, and Environments

Cassandra Moseley

Vice Provost for Academic Operations and Strategy; Research Professor, Institute for Resilient Organizations, Communities, and Environments; Senior Policy Advisor, Ecosystem Workforce Program
Practice Areas: Wildfire and Climate Resilience, Forest Restoration, Rural Communities and National Forest Policy and Management

Cassandra Moseley is an academic expert in wildfire and climate resilience, forest restoration, rural communities and national forest policy and management. At the University of Oregon, she is a research professor in the Institute for Resilient Organizations, Communities, and Environments (formerly the Institute for a Sustainable Environment) in which she will head the Wildfire Smoke Research and Practice Center. She is also senior policy advisor for the Ecosystem Workforce Program. She has studied the changing face of wildfire management in the West and has a particular focus on how natural resource policies affect rural communities, businesses and workers, including immigrant forest workers. She examines how communities organize to increase resiliency to economic, social and environmental change.

Contact: | 541-346-4545


Recent Media: 
How the Schultz Fire reveals long-term costs of big wildfires, from floods to habitat loss (Arizona Republic, Nov. 29, 2021)
Hayward Field sensors to advance UO wildfire smoke initiative (Around the O, March 4, 2021)
As wildfires explode in the West, Forest Service can’t afford prevention efforts (Los Angeles Times, Oct. 21, 2020)
Economic damage from Oregon's wildfires expected to mount (Portland Business Journal, Sept. 14, 2020)
In Oregon, a New Climate Menace: Fires Raging Where They Don’t Usually Burn (The New York Times, Sept. 12, 2020)
UO researcher offers roadmap for fixing wildfire management (Around the O, Oct. 7, 2019)
Researchers outline policy approaches to transform fire management (EurekAlert!, Oct. 3, 2019)
The West has many wildfires, but too few prescribed burns, study finds (Los Angeles Times, May 29, 2019)
Planned burns can reduce wildfire risks, but expanding use of ‘good fire’ isn’t easy (The Conversation, April 25, 2019)
Logging, money battles delay wildfire prevention work (The Pew Charitable Trusts, Feb. 5, 2019)
Wildfire prevention stalled by shutdown during crucial time (Bloomberg, Jan. 17, 2019)
Better forest management won’t end wildfires, but it can reduce the risks – here’s how (The Conversation, Nov. 20, 2018)
The government is running out of money to fight California’s wildfires (The Daily Beast, Aug. 9, 2018)
Growing costs of fighting wildfires as seasons continue to lengthen (Wisconsin Public Radio, July 30, 2018)
Spiraling wildfire fighting costs are largely beyond the Forest Service’s control (The Conversation, July 25, 2018)
On fire, out west (National Public Radio, Oct. 12, 2017)
Governments and homeowners are burning through cash due to California's devastating wildfires (VICE, Sept. 16, 2015)
New approaches to managing big, expensive wildfires (Oregon Public Broadcasting, May 27, 2015)