Steve Dennis is a professor of parks and natural resources management in the Department of Recreation and Parks Management at California State University, Chico. He completed his PhD in renewable natural resources studies at the University of Arizona in 1987.
He has worked for the National Park Service and has managed contract programs and research for the U.S. Forest Service. His scholarly work has concentrated on public involvement in natural resources planning and decision making, as well as the influence of citizens’ organizations on natural resources policy.
He resides in Chico, California, where his current pursuits have included studying the effects of natural resource management policies on the provision of opportunities for outdoor recreation and tourism in the U.S., Costa Rica, and Italy.