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Weston Brinkley

Antioch University Seattle

Weston brings success as a published author and professional speaker on urban environmental stewardship, citizen engagement, and the social dimensions of urban natural resources. He serves on the City of Seattle’s Urban Forestry Commission and is Adjunct Faculty at Antioch University Seattle.

Weston provides over a decade of experience in the urban forestry and natural resource fields. His background includes work with all levels of government, non-profit, and for-profit organizations. He has worked extensively with natural resource managers, urban forest scientists, policymakers, planners and a range of communities to develop a better understanding of the natural world in our cities.

Educational History

  • Master of Urban Planning, Land Use Concentration. University of Washington.
  • Bachelor of Science, Environmental Geography, with honors; Bachelor of Science, Environmental and Natural Resource Economics; Minor, Planning and Public Policy Management. University of Oregon.

Teaching Statement

Every student has different goals and needs with their education. Together we learn and discover how to meet these goals and apply them in and out of the classroom.

Wolf, K.L., W. Brinkley. (2016). “Nearby Nature for Human Health: Sites to Systems”. The TKF Foundation, Annapolis, MD.

Daniels, J.M., W. Brinkley, and M. Paruszkiewicz. (2015). “Urban forest restoration cost modeling: A Seattle natural areas case study”. General Technical Report. PNW-GTR-921. Portland, OR: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Pacific Northwest Research Station. 28 p.

Daniels, J.M., A.S.T. Robbins, W. Brinkley, K.L. Wolf, and J.M. Chase. (2014). “Estimating the economic value of environmental stewardship volunteer events: A cost-based approach in King County, Washington”. Urban Forestry & Urban Greening, 13 (2) 14p.

Wolf, K.L., D. Blahna, W. Brinkley and M. Romolini. (2013). “Environmental Stewardship Footprint Research: Linking Human Agency and Ecosystem Health in the Puget Sound Region”. Urban Ecosystems, 16: 13-32.

Romolini, M., W. Brinkley, and K.L. Wolf. (2012). “What is Urban Environmental Stewardship? Constructing a Practitioner-Derived Framework”. Research Note PNW-RN-566, Pacific Northwest Research Station, U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, 41p.

Brinkley, W., K.L. Wolf and D.J. Blahna. (2010). “Stewardship footprints and potential ecosystem recovery: Preliminary data for Seattle and Puget Sound. Linking Science and Society: Proceedings of Emerging Issues Along Urban/Rural Interfaces III. Laband, D.N. (ed). Atlanta GA.

Brinkley, W. (2010). “From Ladder to Lattice: A Consideration of Participatory Activation and Implementation in Urban Environmental Stewardship and Citizen Involvement”. Master’s Thesis. University of Washington, College of Built Environments.

Weston Brinkley

Adjunct Faculty,


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