Yale Himalaya Initiative

environment | livelihood | culture

William Burch

Prof Emeritus Sch of For & Env Stu; Sr Rsrch Scientist Sch of For & Env Stu
205 Prospect St, New Haven, CT 06511-2106

William Burch has held research and management positions with the USDA Forest Service, USAID, and the Connecticut Department of Environmental Protection. His work on wildland recreation behavior was among the earliest, and it has expanded to include parks, biosphere reserves, and ecotourist regions in rural and urban areas in Asia, South America, and Europe, as well as in North America. He has worked extensively on protected areas in Nepal and Bhutan, conducted some of the original work on community/social forestry systems and institutional development including technical training and higher education curriculum development in South and Southeast Asia.