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BARRY FLAMM'S BIO

Barry Flamm was the first certified organic sweet cherry grower in Montana. He served on the Governor’s Council to develop the Montana Department of Agriculture Organic Certification Program, was a founder and vice chair of the Montana Organic Association and was presented the MOA Life Time of Service Award and is active in other sustainable agriculture efforts.

Barry taught environmental policy at the University of Montana along with lecturing and authoring conservation topics. He is a natural resources and environmental consultant specializing in biodiversity conservation on the global scene for such organizations as the Asian Development Bank as biodiversity expert in Xian, China. He led the development of the Mongolian Biodiversity Action Plan (a UNDP project), was a team member on the World’s Bank assistance to China to develop its Biodiversity Action Plan, was Chief of Party for the Nepal Forest Policy Project funded by USAID and has accomplished other conservation work in Asia, South and Central America and Africa. He was Chief Forester at the Wilderness Society, and in addition to forest policy work, developed a biodiversity conservation program with special emphasis on old growth forest protection and ecosystem planning. Flamm served 27 years with the Federal Government as: Director of the Office of Environmental Quality, USDA during President Carter’s administration, and was Senior Staff Member for natural resources and agriculture at the President’s Council on Environmental Quality from Richard Nixon’s to President Carter’s administrations. After the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) was passed, he became the U.S. Forest Service’s first Environmental Coordinator developing NEPA’s procedures and monitoring the agency’s actions which affected the environment. From 1967 to 1969, Barry was part of a USDA assistance program in Vietnam as forest management specialist and Chief of the USAID forestry program. Prior to this assignment, he was Forest Supervisor for the Shoshone National Forest in Wyoming and other Forest Service positions throughout the west.

Barry Flamm received his BS in Forest Management from Colorado State University, MPA in Public Administration/Public Policy from American University, ABD work in ecology at the University of Maryland and a Ph.D. from George Mason University with a dissertation titled Silvicultural Effects on Biodiversity in the Gweorge Washington National Forest.


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