Joseph Carbone

NEPA Graduate Certificate Program

Adjunct Instructor

Joseph Carbone

Contact Information

Office Location: 5215 Old Main Hill Logan, UT 84322-5215
Phone: (435) 797-0922


Joseph C. Carbone is an Adjunct Instructor for the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) Graduate Certificate Program in the Department of Environment and Society at Utah State University. He is also an independent consultant specializing in training, facilitation, decision making, environmental policy, and organizational development. He served as the Deputy Associate Director for National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) at the Council on Environmental Quality in 2016 where he worked on NEPA guidance and procedures.

Joe retired after 37 years of federal service with the U.S. Forest Service where he oversaw the agency’s NEPA policy in Washington D.C. and Atlanta. He also served as the U.S. Forest Service Acting Deputy Director for Recreation, Heritage, and Volunteer Resources, the Chief of Staff for the Acting Under Secretary of Agriculture during an administration transition, and as a natural resource legislative assistant for a U.S. Senator. His field experience includes forestry, recreation, and firefighting work on national forests in New Hampshire, Washington, Idaho, Oregon, and North Carolina.

Joe has a Master of Science in Forestry specializing in environmental policy and law from the University of Idaho (1985). He has a Bachelor of Science in Forestry from the University of New Hampshire (1978) and an Associate of Arts from Bradford College (1975).