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Joseph Peter Bachant

Joseph Peter Bachant, American biologist. Recipient Izzak Walton Honor Roll award Izzak Walton League, 1993, Professional Soil Conservationist award Soil Conservation Society, 1993.


  • Bachant, Joseph Peter was born on July 8, 1937 in Clifton, New Jersey, United States. Son of Walter Strayer and Regina Gloria (Kruers) Bachant.

  • Education

    • Associate of Applied Science in Forest Management Science, Paul Smith's College, 1958. Bachelor of Science, West Virginia University, 1960. Master of Science, Virginia Polytechnic University, 1963.


    • Graduate assistant Virginia Polytechnic University, Blacksburg, 1961-1963. Forester United States Forest Service, Littleton, New Hampshire, 1963-1965. Supervisor upland ecology research Ohio Department Natural Resources, Delaware, Ohio, 1965-1972.

      Environmental coordinator Missouri Department Conservation, Jefferson City, 1972-1989, fisheries program coordinator, since 1989. Advisory to river and stream committee Conservation Federation Missouri, Jefferson City, since 1989. Mem Blue Ribbon panel United States Fish and Wildlife Service, Fort Collins, Colorado, 1978-1980.

      Director Missouri Stream Team, Jefferson City, since 1989. Midwest representative Urban Rivers Coalition, Portland, Oregon, since 1994.


    • Illustrator: Wildlife Management Techniques, 1963. Contributor articles to professional journals.



    Floating, fishing.


    • Married Frances L. Trout, November 25, 1959. Children: Jeffrey Brian, Jennifer Jo.
    • father: Walter Strayer Bachant
    • mother: Regina Gloria (Kruers) Bachant
    • spouse: Frances L. Trout
    • children: Jeffrey Brian Bachant
    • Jennifer Jo Bachant
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    • 1958
      Paul Smith's College
    • 1960
      West Virginia University
    • 1963
      Virginia Polytechnic University
    • 1961 - 1963
      Graduate assistant, Virginia Polytechnic University
      Blacksburg, Virginia, United States
    • 1963 - 1965
      forester United States Forest Service
      Littleton, Colorado, United States
    • 1965 - 1972
      supervisor upland ecology research Ohio Department Natural Resources
      Delaware, United States
    • 1972 - 1989
      environmental coordinator, Missouri Department Conservation
      Jefferson City, Missouri, United States