Barry L. Perryman is chair of the Department of Agriculture, Veterinary, and Rangeland Sciences at the University of Nevada-Reno, and professor of rangeland ecology and management. He has appeared on the front page of the Sunday edition of the San Francisco Chronicle, Fox News, National Geographic, and national television of Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan as a natural resource specialist, and has received both gubernatorial and White House appointments, including the National Wild Horse and Burro Advisory Board and the White House Council on Wildlife Policy. He is currently serving as the first vice president of the International Society for Range Management.
His teaching and research represent a broad spectrum of interest, including sage grouse health and habitat, invasive species mitigation, sagebrush demography, wildfire rehabilitation, mined-land reclamation, and plant community dynamics.
Perryman has organized several international meetings and continues to work on research projects in central Asia and western China. Perryman is also an award-winning columnist for Range Magazine, and a novelist, most recently receiving the Will Rogers Gold Medallion for Western humor and the New Image Indie Author Finalist Award for his novel Katydids and Trains.
Perryman is mixed-blood Cherokee and was raised on a small Texas ranch. With time spent as an oilfield roughneck, an administrator for a Fortune 100 oilfield service company, and an academician, Perryman brings a unique and interesting perspective to natural resource management issues of the West.