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Elizabeth Larry

National Program Lead, Urban Research
201 14th Street SW, 3SE
District of Columbia
United States

Phone: 703-605-5263
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Current Research

Beth Larry is a national program leader at the Forest Service's Washington DC headquarters. Beth provides national leadership in bringing Forest Service urban forestry and socio-ecological knowledge together to inform urban sustainability in policy and practice. Urban natural resources stewardship is a priority research area for the Forest Service - our science is helping communities across the globe transition to a sustainable future. Critical research is advancing knowledge of urban trees and forestry resources, urban ecology, ecosystem services and values, watershed rehabilitation, human health and well-being, urban wood utilization, and green infrastructure.


  • Yale University, Master Of Forestry Sustainable Forest Management and Policy 2004
  • Bowdoin College, B.A. Biology 1999

Professional Experience

  • Ecosystem Services Program Leader, Office of Environmental Markets, U.S. Department of Agriculture
    2008 - 2010
    Special assignment to the USDA Office of the Secretary to establish the Department's Office of Environmental Markets.
  • National Speechwriter, Office of the Chief, U.S. Forest Service
    2007 - 2008
    Speechwriter for the Chief and Associate Chief.
  • Ecosystem Services Specialist, Office of the Chief, U.S. Forest Service
    2006 - 2008
    Developed and advanced a new ecosystem services issue area for the agency.
  • Presidential Management Fellow, State & Private Forestry, U.S. Forest Service
    2004 - 2006

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Last updated on : 06/23/2016