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Brian Elliott is the managing partner of EEC. He has had a lifetime interest in botany, ethnobotany, and the ecology and flora of western North America. Brian has earned undergraduate degrees in plant science and philosophy at the University of Idaho, as well as a master's degree in botany at the University of Wyoming. His master's thesis was a floristic inventory of south-central Colorado, focusing on plants of conservation and management concern.

 

Brian has worked as a botanist for both the Bureau of Land Management and the Forest Service. In the course of his government career he has written over ninety biological assessments and biological evaluations for rare plants. He has worked on a variety of projects, including Forest planning, monitoring, watershed assessments, mines, timber sales, fuel reduction projects, roads, trails, campground construction, reservoir expansion, land development, prescribed burns, ski area expansion, recreation events, riparian restoration, pipelines, utility corridors, livestock grazing, pesticide use, and noxious weeds. He has successfully devised integrated design criteria and mitigation for rare plants and invasive species in many of these projects. He has worked in several western states and with a variety of rare and invasive species.

 
     

He is the author of the Handbook of Edible and Poisonous Plants of Western North America, and has recently collaborated with the Colorado Rare Plant Initiative to develop a set of Best Management Practices for energy development in Colorado.  He is currently working on several other botanical publications.