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Douglas C. Wallace

Agroforester

Updated 03/29/2010

USDA National Agroforestry Center
East Campus – UNL
North 38th St. and East Campus Loop
Lincoln, NE 68583-0822
Phone: (402) 437-5178 ext 4036
Fax: (402) 437-5712
Doug.Wallace@ftw.usda.gov

Background

Doug Wallace is currently the NRCS Lead Agroforester at the National Agroforestry Center in Lincoln, Nebraska.  Doug is part of the USDA National Agroforestry Center (NAC) that had its origins in the 1990 Farm Bill. It began as a Forest Service Research and State & Private Forestry effort in 1992 and expanded into a partnership with the Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) in 1995. It is administered by the Forest Service, Southern Research Station. NAC offices are located in Lincoln, Nebraska and Huntsville, Alabama. NAC accelerates the application of agroforestry through a national network of partners that conduct research, develop technologies and tools, coordinate demonstrations and training, and provide useful information to natural resource professionals.

Career History

From 1975 to 1978, Doug was a field ecologist for the Illinois Natural Areas Inventory, the first comprehensive systematic statewide natural area inventory in the nation. Upon completion of the inventory, Doug began work for the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service and served in a number of locations throughout Illinois as a soil conservationist, district conservationist (2 locations) and area resource conservationist. From 1988 to 2010, Doug served as the NRCS State Staff Forester in Columbia, Missouri.

  • Field Ecologist, Illinois Natural Areas Inventory; 1975-1978
  • Soil Conservationist, NRCS, Champaign, IL; 1978-1979
  • District Conservationist, NRCS, Stronghurst, IL; 1979-1980
  • District Conservationist, NRCS, Rushville, IL; 1980-1983
  • Area Resource Conservationist, NRCS, Carbondale, IL; 1983-1988
  • State Staff Forester, NRCS, Columbia, MO; 1988-2010
  • Lead Agroforester, NRCS, National Agroforestry Center, Lincoln, NE; 2010-present

Education

  • Bachelor of Science (forest management), University of Illinois
  • Master of Science (forest ecology), University of Illinois
  • Post-graduate research on shade tolerance of warm season grasses for agroforestry applications, University of Missouri

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