Founding Director, Professor Emeritus, (March 5, 1937 - November 3, 2011)

Carl Reidel was the director of the Environmental Program from 1972 to 1994. He was a member of the Environmental Program faculty from 1972 to 2000.

He was the Daniel Clark Sanders Emeritus Professor of Environmental Studies, Natural Resources, and Public Administration, and was vice president for Policy Studies at the New England Environmental Policy Center.

Post Doctoral Studies:
Environmental Policy and Strategic Negotiation, Harvard University Kennedy School of Government.
Environmental Policy and Law, Yale University School of Environmental Studies and Forestry

Associations and Affiliations

  • Board, New England Environmental Policy Center
  • Board, Forest Watch
  • Trustee, New England Environmental Policy Center
  • House of Representatives, Vermont Legislature, 1995-96
  • Donlon Visiting Professor of Environmental Science, SUNY College of Forestry and Environmental Science 1994-96
  • Book review Editor, American Forests magazine
  • Vermont Governor's Council of Environmental Advisors
  • Forest Guild, Member
  • National Association of Public Administration
  • Past President, American Forestry Association
  • Board, Environmental Law Center, Vermont LawSchool
  • Fellow, Vermont Academy of Arts & Sciences
  • Former Director of the National Parks Association
  • Past Vice Chair, Board of National Wildlife Federation
  • Served on the National Advisory Board of the Bureau of Land Management, U.S. Department of the Interior


  • PhD, University of Minnesota,
  • MPA, Harvard University
  • BS, University of Minnesota