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Trent Proctor


Trent Proctor
I have a BS in Natural Resource Management from Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo. My early Forest Service Career was oriented to Forest planning. I was a NEPA Specialist who morphed into air quality when I handled the topic in a 1980 Forest Plan revision in the southern Sierra, where air quality was considered a significant controversial issue. That experience led to a 1983 core-team air quality NEPA assignment for a ski area proposed by the Disney Corporation in the Southern Sierra. In 1987 I applied and was selected for the first air quality specialist position in R5 and probably about the 3rd or 4th position hired in the nation. I worked as the Sierra Nevada zone specialist from 1987 to 2004. In 2004 I was selected as the Regional Air Program Manager. Probably my most interesting experience was a 2003 trip to Poland and Slovakia assisting Andrzej Bytnerowicz at PSW in exchanging air pollution management strategies and policies with the Polish and Slovakian National Parks and Academy of Sciences.