February 1998

Linda Hardesty



Ph.D. Range Management, Utah State University. 1986.

M. S. Range Management, Utah State University. 1982.

B. S. Wildlife and Fisheries Management, University of Idaho. 1974.


Current position: Associate Professor, Forest and Range Management. Department of Natural Resources Sciences, Washington State University. Appointment 50% teaching, 25% research and 25% extension. Adjunct faculty in environmental sciences and regional planning and affiliate faculty in Department of Range Resources, University of Idaho.


Previous positions: Research Associate, Department of Range Science, Utah State University assigned to the Brazilian National Sheep and Goat Research Center, range manager and assistant timber inventory specialist for the Idaho Department of Lands, and project leader for the Idaho Department of Fish and Game.


Current research: Developing methods for conserving biological diversity in Eastern Washington, ecological approaches to control of Phalaris arundinacea in Northwest wetlands, the influence of grazing on long term site productivity of transitory range, and a watershed based approach to forest resource conservation in Madagascar.


Undergraduate courses: Principles of range management, range development and improvement, introduction to wildlife management, public land management planning, introduction to natural resource management, conservation of renewable resources.


Graduate courses: Working with diverse publics, indigenous issues in natural resource management, working with volunteers on resource management projects, professional communication skills, organizing a symposium, planning for agroforestry, livestock production in agroforestry systems.



Selected publications:


Hardesty, L. H. 1997. Soil productivity and range health indicators. Shifting gears for the future soil quality and long term soil productivity. USFS Northern Region Soils Workshop. 10 pp.


Hardesty, L. H. 1996. Pacific Northwest. Pages 43-45 In M. L. Merwin, ed. The status, opportunities and needs for agroforestry in the United States. Association for Temperate Agroforestry, Lexington, KY.

Hardesty, L. H. and J. A. Tiedeman. 1996. Integrating crop and livestock production in Inland Northwest farming systems. AM. J. Alt. Ag. 11(2):21-26.


Hardesty, L. H. and L. M. Lyon. 1995. Agroforestry and sustainable systems in the Pacific Northwest. Pages 187-198. In Agroforestry and sustainable systems: Symposium proceedings. USDA Forest Service, RM-GTR-261.


Everett, R. L. and L. H. Hardesty. 1994. Restoration of stressed, forested rangelands. Pages 99-109. In Everett, R. L., Compiler, Volume IV: restoration of stressed sites and processes. Eastside Forest Ecosystem Health Assessment. USDA Forest Service, Pacific Northwest Research Station. PNW-GTR-330.


Hardesty, L. H. and H. Barrett. 1994. Rangeland watershed management. Pages 597-606 In C. J. Arntzen, ed. Encyclopedia of Agricultural Sciences. Academic Press, San Diego.


Msangi, R. B. and L. H. Hardesty. 1993. A comparison of native and introduced browse species for dry season feeding of goats in central Tanzania. J. Range Manage. 46:410-415.


Hardesty, L. H., J. H. Lawrence, S. J. Gill, and R. C. Chapman. 1993. Non-industrial private forest landowner’s perceptions of forest grazing in Washington State. J. Range Manage. 46:49-55.


Lawrence, J. H., L. H. Hardesty, R. C. Chapman, and S. J. Gill. 1992. Agroforestry practices of Washington State non-industrial private forest land owners. Agroforestry Systems 19:27-36.


Lawrence, J. H.. and L. H. Hardesty. 1992. Mapping the territory: agroforestry awareness among Washington State land managers. Agroforestry Systems 19:37-55. Hardesty, L. H. 1990. Planning for agroforestry. Land Use Policy 7(1):87-89.


Budd, W. W., L. H. Hardesty and W. T. Hinds. 1990. A conspectus for agroforestry. Pages 321-335. In W. W. Budd, I. Duchart, L. H. Hardesty, and F. Steiner, eds. Planning for agroforestry. Elsevier Science Publishers, Amsterdam.


Budd, W. W., I. Duchart, L. H. Hardesty, and F. Steiner, eds. 1990. Planning for agroforestry. Elsevier Science Publishers, Amsterdam.