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consultant , Resource specialist

John Lowell McLain, American resource specialist, consultant. Certified range management consultant; certified soil erosion & sediment control specialist. Recipient Outstanding Achievement award Carson Valley Conservation District, 1978; named Man of 1980s Nevada Appeal City newspaper, 1980.


McLain, John Lowell was born on January 23, 1942 in Havre, Montana, United States. Son of Woodrow B. and Ann Teresa (Bolta) McLain.


Bachelor of Science in Range Management, Montana State University, 1969.


Soil conservationist United States Department of Agriculture Soil Conservation Service, Miles City, Montana, 1969-1971, range conservationist Glendive, 1971-1974, area range conservationist Minden, Nevada, 1974-1976, district conservationist, 1976-1978. Co-founder, principal resource specialist Resource Concepts Inc., Carson City, since 1978. Board directors Range Magazine, Carson City.

Keynote speaker Desert Technology IV International Conference, 1997. Member governing board Policy Analysis Center for Western Public Lands.


  • Certified range management consultant. Certified soil erosion & sediment control specialist.


Member citizens advisory board University Nevada-Reno, since 1981. Nevada delegate Council for Agricultural Research Extension and Teaching, Washington, 1983-1997, 99—. Fellow Society for Range Management (president Nevada section 1980, Rangeman of Year Nevada section 1987).

Member Soil and Water Conservation Society (president Nevada section 1982), Society Range Mgmt (director 1993-1996), Society Range Management (president 2000), Resource Restoration International (member advisory committee 1992), Range Education Institute (director since 1995).


  • Other Interests

    Avocations: fishing, guitar/singing, horseback riding, skiing, hunting.


Married Carolyn Louise Peterson, June 27, 1964. Children: Nicole Rachelle, Tanya Lynn.

Woodrow B. McLain

Ann Teresa (Bolta) McLain

Carolyn Louise Peterson

Nicole Rachelle McLain

Tanya Lynn McLain