Forrest Cobb

Project Coordinator (210) 570-3749

Forrest Cobb currently holds the position of Natural Infrastructure Coordinator within the Office of the Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense (ODASD) for Environment and Energy Resilience (E&ER) on a temporary Intergovernmental Personnel Act (IPA) assignment. In this capacity, Forrest collaborates closely with the Department of Defense (DoD) Natural Resources and Climate Resilience programs where he develops ecosystem-services-based management strategies to support mission sustainment including for climate mitigation.

Before his IPA assignment within the DoD, Forrest served as a project coordinator at the Texas A&M Natural Resources Institute (NRI) where he was responsible for the development and management of various natural resources research and applied management projects conducted in support of NRI's Working Lands and Military Lands programs, funded through federal, state, and private cooperative agreements and grants.

Since joining the institute in 2015, Forrest has facilitated numerous natural resources conservation research and applied management projects for a diverse set of stakeholders on private, state and federal lands. His natural resources work on military installations included invasive species control, grassland and wetland restoration, Bird-Aircraft Strike Hazard (BASH) reduction, Integrated Natural Resources Management Plan (INRMP) development, as well as endangered species and wildlife habitat conservation. Work on state and private lands included studying effects of energy development to grassland systems and research on land management strategies for enhancing carbon sequestration in semi-arid grasslands.

Forrest earned a bachelor's degree in Biology from Texas A&M-San Antonio and a Master of Natural Resources degree from Texas A&M University.