Todd Bryan is a practicing mediator and facilitator and helps government agencies, NGOs, communities, and private industry find collaborative solutions to challenges related to the sustainable use of natural resources. Todd works with diverse stakeholders throughout the US, from conservation planning for a National Wildlife Refuge in Montana, to negotiating a sustainable forest policy to protect natural hardwood forests in the Southeast, to helping federal and state agencies reach consensus on Gulf Coast restoration priorities, and to designing a series of independent science panels to evaluate baseline studies for the proposed Pebble Mine in southwest Alaska. Todd’s most recent project is a collaboration with Resources for the Future to evaluate community engagement practices in oil and gas development in Colorado, Texas and Pennsylvania.
Todd’s work in Colorado includes siting a major homeless shelter in downtown Denver, developing criteria to guide the site selection process for Boulder County’s Recycling Center, developing state-wide policies governing the allocation of big game licenses, initiating a dialogue to address the disconnect between water and growth, developing a community-based travel management plan for a national forest, and facilitating discussions among northern Colorado water districts to achieve greater efficiencies through joint operations.
Todd served as an instructor in the School of Public Affairs at the CU Denver for almost 20 years and is currently a lecturer in the School for Environment and Sustainability at the University of Michigan. His training credentials span almost 20 years and include training federal, state and local government professionals, stakeholders and community leaders in collaborative skills and processes.
Todd has held senior positions with the Keystone Center and CDR Associates and is currently a Strategic Partner with RESOLVE, all pioneers in conflict management and collaboration. Todd formerly held positions as director of the fresh water wetlands regulatory program for Rhode Island DEM, director of the Stonybrook-Millstone Watershed Association in central New Jersey, and director the Roaring Fork Land Conservancy in central Colorado.
Todd holds a Ph.D. from the University of Michigan, an MPA from the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard, MS degrees in Landscape Architecture and Water Resource Management form the University of Wisconsin, and a BS in Agriculture from the University of Kentucky.