Biographical Sketch

Bruce Byers ConsultingDr. Bruce Byers is a biodiversity conservation and natural resources management specialist with more than 30 years of professional experience in more than 40 countries. Bruce graduated from the interdisciplinary Human Biology Program at Stanford University, and holds Master’s and Ph.D. degrees in ecology and evolutionary biology from the University of Colorado, Boulder.

After teaching and conducting research at the University of Colorado and directing an interdisciplinary Environmental Studies Program at the Naropa Institute in Boulder, he moved to Washington, DC, in 1992 to further develop his international, interdisciplinary, and applied science interests. As an American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) Fellow in the USAID Office of Environment and Natural Resources, Bruce served as a technical advisor on biodiversity and natural resource management issues, with a focus on sub-Saharan Africa.

Bruce Byers Consulting was founded in 1994, and began offering assistance to a range of clients in the U.S. and abroad. In 1997 Bruce honed his interests in applied social sciences and human ecology with a one-year Fulbright Scholarship at the University of Zimbabwe’s Centre for Applied Social Sciences, where he conducted a study of community-based conservation and sacred forests. From 2004 to 2010 Bruce worked for ARD, Inc., a consulting firm specializing in USAID contracts, temporarily giving up his domestic conservation and NRM work. In September, 2010, he re-launched Bruce Byers Consulting to continue serving clients around the world.



  1. Jeffrey L. Gray
    December 8, 2015 7:52 pm

    Hi Bruce,

    Long time since we’ve communicated. I’ve changed jobs again and I’m now working at Save the Children, USA based in WDC as their Africa Livelihoods Advisor.

    I am currently leading a development food assistance proposal effort focusing on DRC. These Title II program designs are usually very large and take months to prepare. I made a trip there last month with another colleague to collect information. One of the requirements for these programs involves initial environmental examinations (IEE) and later post-award some type of PERSUAP. Do you do this type of work? If so, are you interested in talking about consulting with SC? Please let me know. I can be reached at the information below.

    I hope you are doing well

    Jeffrey L. Gray,
    202-640-6635 (w)
    202-746-3077 (m)

  2. Jeffrey L. Gray
    December 8, 2015 7:54 pm

    Even if not interested, it would be good to reconnect with you.


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