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Environmental planner , writer

James Donald Sears, American environmental planner, writer. Registered forester, California. Sergeant United States Army, 1944-1946, Mideast. Member California Writers Club (board directors 1991), National Association Retired Federal Employees, Sons in Retirement, Sigma Alpha Epsilon.

Background

Sears, James Donald was born on September 1, 1922 in Fort Knox, Kentucky, United States. Son of Charles Henry and Vivian (Fosdick) Sears.

Education

Bachelor of Science in Forestry, University Michigan, 1943. Postgraduate in wildlife conservation, University Missouri, 1947.

Career

Instructor forestry, U. Missouri, Columbia, 1946; recreation planner, Missouri Department Resources and Development, Jefferson City, Missoury, 1947-1950; park landscape architect, National Park Svc., Santa Fe, New Mexico, 1950-1954; engineer, United States Forest Svc., Fresno, California, 1954-1956; landscape architect, United States Forest Svc., San Francisco, 1956-1961; chief recreation section, United States Army Corps of Engineers, San Francisco, California, 1961-1966; chief environmental research division, United States Army Corps of Engineers, San Francisco, 1966-1988; writer, environmental consultant, private practice, Walnut Creek, California, since 1988. Executive Committee National Safety Council, Chicago, 1975-1987, board directors, 1979-1983, vice president 1983-1987. Senior environmental advisor United States Army, Norton Air Force Base, 1981-1982.

Visiting lecturer University of California, Berkeley, Davis, Texas Agricultural and Mechanical.

Achievements

  • Registered forester, California.

Works

  • Other Work

    • Author: Guide-Environmental Policy, 1991.

Membership

Sergeant United States Army, 1944-1946, Mideast. Member California Writers Club (board directors 1991), National Association Retired Federal Employees, Sons in Retirement, Sigma Alpha Epsilon.

Interests

  • Other Interests

    Avocation: writing.

Connections

Married Dorothy Rue, October 4, 1947. Children: Jamie Bechtold, Christopher H., Matthew T.

father:
Charles Henry Sears

mother:
Vivian (Fosdick) Sears

spouse:
Dorothy Rue

children:
Christopher H. Sears

Jamie Bechtold Sears

Matthew T. Sears