Doug Barber by Mike Hudak
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Taxpayer Subsidy of the Federal Grazing Program
Doug Barber attended the US Naval Academy in Annapolis, but after a year changed his career study to civil engineering and transferred to the University of California at Davis where he earned his BS degree in 1974. Upon graduation, Mr. Barber embarked upon a long career with US Forest Service. He built roads on the Sierra National Forest (California). In Juneau, Alaska, he served as district engineer, later being promoted to regional facilities engineer. Mr. Barber earned his MS degree in engineering and science management from the University of Alaska at Juneau in 1979. He later served as district ranger (1981–83) on the Wasatch-Cache National Forest (Utah), and as deputy forest supervisor (1989–94) of the Apache-Sitgreaves National Forest (Arizona). He was assistant regional engineer in the Southwestern Region Office (Albuquerque, NM) from 1994 until taking early retirement in 1995. Subsequently, he has been a Naval base management contractor and completed five-and-a-half years of active duty in the Navy Reserve as a captain in Korea, Alaska, New Mexico, and Washington, DC.

Doug Barber talks about the taxpayer subsidy of the federal grazing program.

Recorded in June 2004. This video is an excerpt from Doug Barber’s interview in Western Turf Wars: The Politics of Public Lands Ranching.