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Alan Barta, Technology Liasion Officer, Supervisory IT SpecialistAlan Barta

Technology Liasion Officer
Supervisory IT Specialist

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559-359-7576 (MT)

Boise, ID


  • Information Technology Management
  • Information Technology Customer Support
  • Hydrology
  • Geomorphology


  • Microsoft Certified Professional
  • Microsoft Certified Desktop Support Technician
  • Microsoft Certified Office Specialist
  • CompTIA A+ Support Technician
  • CompTIA Network+
  • CompTIA Security+
  • ITIL Foundations v.3


  • Bachelor of Arts, Geology and Hydrology, Hampshire College
  • Graduate Studies, The Johns Hopkins University

Professional Publications

Barta, A. 2001. Gravel entrainment and scour in steep headwater channels. Proceedings of the Seventh Interagency Sedimentation Conference; 2001 March 25-29; Reno, NV. Washington, DC: Federal Interagency Sedimentation Committee: XI-50-57.

Barta, A. 2001. Mechanisms and risk assessment of post-wildfire debris flows (abstract). 11th Annual Idaho Nonpoint Source Water Quality Monitoring Results Workshop; 2001 January 9-11, Boise, ID. Boise, ID: Idaho Division of Environmental Quality:13.

Barta, A. 2000. Gravel entrainment in steep Sierra Nevada streams. Geological Society of America Annual Meeting; 2000 November 13-16; Reno, NV. Boulder, CO: Geological Society of America: 32.

Barta, A. 2000. Modeling debris and hyperconcentrated flow risks following wildfire. Proceedings of the 2000 Fall Meeting of the American Geophysical Union; 2000 December 15-19; San Francisco, CA. Washington, DC: American Geophysical Union: F523.

Barta, A; Clayton, J. 1998. Sediment yield in Intermountain West headwater basins as indicators of environmental change and landscape denudation. Eos, Transactions, American Geophysical Union, Spring Meeting Supplement. 79(17): 599.

Wilcock, P; Barta, A.; Shea, C.; et al. 1996. Observations of flow and sediment entrainment on a large gravel-bed river. Water Resources Research. 32(9): 2897-2909.

Barta, A; Wilcock, P.; Shea, C. 1994. The transport of gravels in boulder-bed streams. Controneo, G; Rumer, R; eds. Hydraulic Engineering '94; 1994 August 1-5; Buffalo, NY; New York, NY. American Society of Civil Engineers: 780-784.

Wilcock, P; Barta, A; Shea, C. 1994. Estimating local bed shear stress in large gravel-bed rivers. Controneo, G; Rumer, R, eds. Hydraulic Engineering '94; 1994 August 1-5, Buffalo, NY; New York, NY. American Society of Civil Engineers: 834-838.


Alan has worked with the Forest Service since 1994. Since 2006 he has overseen TEAMSí Information Technology Program. Under Alanís direction are professionals performing PC and software support, IT training, application development (Oracle, Sharepoint, etc.), web development, telecommunications administration, contract administration, and property management.

Prior to joining TEAMS in 2002, he was a research geomorphologist with the Forest Service's Rocky Mountain Research Station. Alan's areas of expertise include hillslope and channel processes, water quality, and landslide hazards. Alan is fully knowledgeable in utilizing GIS and a wide-range of computer models to perform hydrological analyses. Alan has considerable experience in helping clients comply with the Clean Water Act and state water quality regulations.

His work at TEAMS has included watershed analyses and National Environmental Policy ACT (NEPA) effects evaluation. He has worked on timber sales, fuel reduction treatments, ski resort expansions, oil and gas leasing, mining, and grazing projects. Prior to joining the government, Alan spent five years working in the petroleum industry.

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