Kathryn Mutz

This individual is no longer with Colorado Law.

Research Associate, Natural Resources Law Center

University of Colorado Law School
322L Wolf Law Building
401 UCB
Boulder, CO  80309-0401
Office: 322L
Phone: (303) 492-1293
E-mail: kathryn.mutz@colorado.edu

Curriculum Vitae:  View (PDF format)

Educational Background:
J.D.   University of Colorado School of Law   1995   Order of the Coif
M.S.   Utah State University   1979  
B.A.   University of Chicago   1974   with Honors
Kathryn Mutz joined the professional staff of the Natural Resources Law Center in September 1996. She has a background in both law and natural resources management. Prior to her career in law, she worked throughout the West for state and federal government and private industry on scientific and public policy issues related to natural resources development. As a biologist, she specialized in wetlands, endangered species, and reclamation of disturbed lands. Following law school she clerked for Judge Janice Davidson of the Colorado Court of Appeals. Her legal research at the Center has included mineral development (primarily oil and gas), environmental justice, land conservation, forestry, and all aspects of community participation in resource management. Currently, she directs the Intermountain Oil and Gas BMP (Best Management Practices) Project. Kathryn leads conversation groups in English as a second language at her local library and Habitat for Humanity International building trips to various countries.

Published Books

Mutz (with Bryner and Kenney), Justice and Natural Resources, (2001).


Mutz (with E. Beaver et al.), Seeing the Forest Service for the Trees: A Survey of Proposals for Changing National Forest Policy, Natural Resources Law Center Research Report RR-25. (2000).
The State Role in Western Watershed Initiatives, Natural Resources Law Center Research Report RR-18 (1998).
Mutz (with K.D. Cooper, M. Scott and L. Miller), Innovations in Forestry, Natural Resources Law Center Pamphlet Series (1997).