National Program Lead, Urban Research
1601 North Kent Street
Arlington, VA 22209-2137
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, Bachelor of Arts Biology, 1999
- 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.
- 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
Featured Publications & Products
- Furniss, Michael J.; Staab, Brian P.; Hazelhurst, Sherry; Clifton, Cathrine F.; Roby, Kenneth B.; Ilhadrt, Bonnie L.; Larry, Elizabeth B.; Todd, Albert H.; Reid, Leslie M.; Hines, Sarah J.; Bennett, Karen A.; Luce, Charles H.; Edwards, Pamela J. 2010. Water, climate change, and forests: watershed stewardship for a changing climate.
- Collins, Sally; Larry, Elizabeth. 2007. Caring for our natural assets: an ecosystem services perspective..