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Travis Warziniack

Travis Warziniack

Research Economist
240 West Prospect Road
Fort Collins
United States

Phone: 970-498-2566
Fax: 970-498-1010
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Current Research

Current work focuses on valuation of ecoystem services, particularly as they relate to water resources and watershed health. Major projects include:

  • Development of the General Equilibrium Model of Ecosystem Services (GEMES) to measure ecosystem services on Western U.S. forests
  • National study of water demand and supply for RPA Water Assessment
  • Water and economic growth in the Colorado River Basin
  • Homeowners' understanding of wildland fire risk and motivations for risk mitigating behavior
  • Role of forested land in providing safe clean drinking water

Research Interests

Generally, I'm interested in the role natural resources play in community and economic development. Most of this work falls under the category of ecosystem services, and I've enjoyed working with National Forests to address ecosystem services in planning. More specifically, I tend to take a watershed approach in most of my work, focusing on watershed health, the role of forests and grasslands in providing safe clean water, and the effects of climate change on water supply and demand.


  • University of Wyoming, Ph.D. Natural Resource Economics 2008
  • University of Texas, M.S. Economics 2001
  • Louisiana State University, B.S. Economics and Math 1998

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Research Highlights


Effect of forest cover on water treatment costs

Intact forests preserve water quality in our lakes and streams, providing cost savings for municipal water providers. American water utilities s ...


The Region 4 — RMRS Science Partner Program: Working to improve management strategies and communication through shared stewardship

In 2016, the Rocky Mountain Research Station launched the Region 4—Rocky Mountain Research Station Science Partner Pilot program. The program' ...


Last updated on : 07/01/2020