Martina Barnes

Regional Network: 
Eastern Regional Network
Class Year: 
2008
Position: 
Utah State Liaison
Organization: 
US Forest Service, Intermountain Region
Location: 
Park City Utah

Martina C. Barnes is the Utah State Liaison for the US Forest Service's Intermountain Region, and in this role she works with the state's natural resources agencies and the 5 national forests in Utah.  Last year, she was Acting District Ranger on the Ely (Nevada) Ranger District on the Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest.  Formerly, Martina was a regional planner with the USDA Forest Service - Northeastern Area in Newtown Square, PA. There her work focused on two main areas: coordinating completion of a regional environmental assessment of the Connecticut-Pennsylvania Highlands and co-directing the WET "Watershed Exchange Technology" Partnership, which focuses on delivery of information tools developed specifically for source water watershed forest managers. Martina's interest is in making technical information about natural resource management available to local decision makers and environmental interest groups. Prior to that, she managed urban conservation projects for the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service's New Jersey office and wrote environmental impact statements for Buckhurst, Fish and Jacquemart, Inc., a planning consulting firm based in New York City. She also managed several greening projects in underserved NYC communities in the late 1990s as part of the federally-funded Urban Resources Partnership program.  She is a member of the American Institute of Certified Planners and is a member of the Utah Chapter of the American Planning Association, where she was the Chapter Secretary from 2014-2016. Martina has a Bachelor of Science in Urban and Regional Studies and a Master's in Regional Planning from Cornell University. She and her husband and their son and daughter live in Park City. She enjoys hiking, yoga and long distance running, and is fluent in German.