Christopher Huber


Chis Huber is an economist with the Social and Economic Analysis Branch at the USGS Fort Collins Science Center. His work focuses on the economic valuation of nonmarketed natural resources and regional economic impact modeling. Chris’ research spans a variety of topics, including ecosystem services, ecological restoration, outdoor recreation, water resources, Wilderness, natural hazards, and preferences and values held by Tribal communities. Primary research methods include the use of socioeconomic surveys, focus groups, and benefit transfer methods. Chris has worked with partners both within and outside of the Department of the Interior, including the Bureau of Land Management, National Park Service, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Bureau of Reclamation, U.S. Forest Service, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, and nonprofit organizations.


  • M.S. Colorado State University, Agricultural and Resource Economics, 2012
  • B.S. Colorado State University, Agricultural Economics, 2010