Curriculum Vitae of Blair B.Bishop
"Send the kids to the woods. They are better for them than any classrooms
built of brick."  - Dr. Carl Alwin Schenck, Founder of the Biltmore Forest
School

Blair B. Bishop
Program Coordinator and Instructor of Forestry and Geospatial Technologies.

Haywood Community College
185 Freedlander Drive
Clyde, NC 28721

tel. 828-627-4566

email. bbishop@haywood.edu

Current Positions


Instructor of Forest Management and Geospatial Technology:
Division of Natural Resources, Haywood Community College Clyde, North Carolina. (2003- )

 

Courses taught: Introduction to Forest Measurements, Aerial Photo Interpretation, Introduction to GIS\GPS, Logging and Marketing, Forest Surveying, Forest Management, Introduction to GIS, Introduction GPS, Introduction to Spatial Analysis, Physical Geography, Georeferencing and Mapping, and GIS\GPS Project.

 

Program Coordinator, Geospatial Technology: Division of Natural Resources, Haywood Community College, Clyde, North Carolina. (2006- ). Responsible for strategic planning, recruitment, budgeting, and hiring of adjunct faculty.

 

Owner\Consulting Forester:  Forest Land Management and Mapping, PLLC. (2008 - )Company provides an array of services to private landowners and state agencies including: Forest Stewardship Plans, Forest Taxiation Plans, Timber Sales, GIS\GPS Mapping Services, and Geospatial Training. www.forestlandman.com

 

Education

M. S. in Biology, 2004. Department of Biology, College of Arts and Sciences, University of North Carolina at Greensboro

Thesis Title: "Retention and Reduction of Anthropogenic Nitrogen and Phosphorus in Forest and Grassy Urban Headwater Riparian Systems: An Experimental Approach."

 

B. S. in Forestry, 2001. Department of Forestry, College of Natural Resources, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University. Specialization in Forestry Resource Management 

 

A. A. S. Forestry Management Technology, 1999. Division of Natural Resources, Haywood Community College. Clyde NC.

 

Certifications

  • Certified Forest Stewardship Contractor, NC Division of Forest Resources (2004- )
  • NC State Board of Registration for Foresters, NC Registered Forester #1575 (2004)
  • Certified Trimble Trainer for Mapping Grade GPS including Terra Sync, GPS Analyst, and ArcPad (2006)
  • USFS S130-S190 Certification for Wild Land Fire Suppression (1998)
  • Eagle Scout (1996)

 Professional Organizations

  • Chairman, Pisgah Chapter of The Society of American Foresters.  Representing: Avery, Burke, Buncombe, Caldwell, Haywood, Henderson, Madison, McDowell, Mitchell, Polk, Rutherford, Transylvania, Watauga, and Yancey Counties (2007-2009)
  • Society of American Foresters, Member (1998-)
  • Ecological Society America, Member (2003-)
  • Technical Advisory Board Member for the Pigeon River Fund (2004)

Grant and Community Projects

Contributor and co-writer of the Forest Industry Training Initiative Grant funded by the Department of Labor.  Amount $1.7 million.

 

Partner and Co-PI of the Mountain Resource Assessment Grant, Funded by the Pigeon River Trust Fund.  Amount $40,000: This project has been focused on reducing the impact of mountain side development in Western North Carolina.

 

Obtained mini grants to support Forestry Club, SAF Student Chapter, Geospatial Technology conferences, and environmental education in k-5 programs.

 

Envirothon Instructor, Assisted in local middle school and high school’s preparation for Envirothon Competitions.

 

Currently assisting Haywood County Government on the development of geospatial training for county employees

 

Have assisted in GIS development and mapping for state and federal agencies

Recogonition

  • Young Forester Leadership Award, Society of American Foresters (2006)
  • Xi Sigma Pi, International Honor Society, Chi Chapter, Virginia Tech (1999-2001)
  • National Honor Society for the Forest Technician (1997-1999)
  • Who’s Who Among American Community Colleges (1998)

Proceedings, Publications, and Seminars

Tait, A.R., P. Kennedy, and B.B. Bishop.2007. Resource Assessment for Reducing the Impacts of Mountain Side Development, NC GIS Conference, Winston Salem, NC. Seminar

 

M.Manning, P. Kennedy, and B.B. Bishop. 2007.  Resource Assessment for Reducing the Impacts of Mountain Side Development.  NC GIS Conference, Winston Salem, NC. Poster Presentation

 

Goltry Eric, M.Manning, and B.B. Bishop. 2006.  Distribution of Nutrient Concentration for Nine Subwatersheds. International URISA Conference, Tampa, Florida, Poster Presentation

 

Bishop, B.B., P. Mou, and A.E. Hershey. 2003. Urban Riparian Zones: Mitigation and Retention of Three Nutrient Species Known to Affect Water Quality. North Carolina State University, WRRI Regional Conference.

 

Bishop, B.B., P. Mou, and A.E. Hershey. 2003. Retention and Mitigation of Anthropogenic Nitrogen and Phosphorus in Headwater Urban Riparian Systems. Bulletin of the North American Benthological Society Vol. 3 pg.350.

 

Bishop, B.B., P. Mou, and A.E. Hershey. 2003. Retention and Reduction of Nitrogen and Phosphorus In Headwater Urban Forested and Grassy Riparian Zones:  An Experimental Approach. Ecological Society of America National Convention.  Poster 72.

 

Bishop, B.B. 2003. Retention and Reduction of Nitrogen and Phosphorus in Forest and Grassy Riparian Systems.  Thesis.