Project Co-lead and Forester State & Private Forestry
John Greis is a member of the State and Private Forestry staff of the USDA Forest Service Southern Region. Currently located in Tallahassee, FL, Greis has served the Forest Service in a variety of capacities for the past 30 years in the South. His primary professional focus has been on forest resource issue analysis, forest hydrology, and water quality management.
Greis has been actively involved in silviculture Best Management Practice program development and monitoring with the 13 southern states. He served on a National Forest and Ranger District for 8 years and in the Regional Office in Atlanta for the past 22 years. Among his duties in the Regional Office was serving as the Agency’s liaison with the Environmental Protection Agency Region 4 office and as a watershed management program specialist consulting with state and federal agencies. He also served as co-leader of the Southern Forest Resource Assessment, published in 2002. Prior to his career with the Forest Service, Greis was employed with the Florida Division of Forestry for 5 years, where he worked in forest resource planning, urban forestry, and forest hydrology. He has authored and co-authored several articles on water resource protection practices, riparian area management, and Federal wetland protection regulations as they pertain to silviculture.
Greis holds a B.S. in forestry from the University of Kentucky and an M.S. from the University of Florida School of Forest Resources and Conservation.