Charlie Barden, Kansas State University

Headshot of Charlie Barden

Dr. Charles Barden has worked as a Research and Extension Forester since 1989, and began his current position as State Extension Forester and Professor at Kansas State University in 1998.

He enjoys conducting applied research using trees to solve environmental problems, (ie streambank stabilization, riparian buffers, urban stormwater, phytoremediation, windbreaks, and bioenergy). He has a particular interest in the use of cedar revetments to stabilize banks of smaller streams, and has monitored some installations for over 20 years. He works closely with the Kickapoo and Prairie Band Potawatomi tribes in Kansas and frequently advises them on natural resource issues. He co-authored a book chapter about this collaboration with the Native American community entitled “Cross-cultural Collaboration for Riparian Restoration on Tribal Lands in Kansas” included in the book Pathways for Getting to Better Water Quality: The Citizen Effect.

He earned his Ph.D. from Penn State, and his Master’s degree from Virginia Tech, both in Forestry.  A native of Rhode Island, he earned his B.S. degree in Natural Resource Management from the University of Rhode Island.

Charlie Barden
Professor and Director of Geyer Forestry Center
Forestry, Agroforestry & Water Quality
Kansas State University
3036 Throckmorton PSC
1712 Claflin Road
Manhattan, KS 66506