John McLain, CRMC, CPESC

Principal Emeritus, Resource Specialist

Mr. McLain co-founded RCI in 1978 and is an energetic force in resource management throughout the western United States. Presently, as Principal emeritus, Mr. McLain serves as a project manager for RCI range management and natural resource related projects. Mr. McLain has worked to develop numerous rangeland management, pinyon-juniper, sage-grouse habitat, cheatgrass and wildland fire initiatives, including the Nevada Range Monitoring Handbook, establishing the Great Basin Plant Material Center and the Nevada Biomass Coordinating Group. Mr. McLain was instrumental in organizing the 2007 Great Basin Wildfire Forum – The Search for Solutions that brought together 16 recognized Great Basin scientists regarding cheatgrass and wildfires, rangeland restoration and improving sage-grouse habitat. He has testified before Congressional Committee with respect to public lands natural resources. Mr. McLain is a Certified Range Management Consultant.

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BS Agricultural Production/Range Management, Montana State University

SRM Certified Range Management Consultant

Professional Affiliations
NV Biomass Working Group, Chairman (2002-2008)
Society for Range Management (2000 President)
Council for Agricultural Research, Extension & Teaching (CARET) – NV Representative (1982-2016)
Citizen’s Advisory Board Committee, UNR CABNR
Nevada Extension Service
NASA/USDA – ARS Chairman, Citizens Liaison Committee