Andrew W. Don Carlos

Andrew W. Don Carlos is a Social Scientist in the Human Dimensions Branch of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS). Andrew’s work is focused on integrating social science theory and methodology to inform wildlife conservation and planning in the National Wildlife Refuge System, across other USFWS programs, and with partner organizations. 

Prior to USFWS, Andrew worked as a Research Associate with Colorado State University’s Warner College of Natural Resources, where he conducted applied social science research and outreach in collaboration with local, state, federal, and international wildlife conservation organizations. He believes that comprehensive and durable conservation efforts can be informed by a systems view that embraces complexity and seeks to integrate social and ecological knowledge. 

Andrew received a BS in Geography and Natural Resources from the University of Minnesota and an MS in Human Dimensions of Natural Resources from Colorado State University. He lives and works in Fort Collins, Colorado. Outside of work, Andrew is an avid outdoorsman who loves to use his free time looking for adventure near and far.

Andrew W. Don Carlos

Social Scientist 
Human Dimensions Branch 
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

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