Joe Seney

Lecturer - Wildland & Wetland Soils

  • Wetland ecology, restoration, function, condition and delineation
  • Watershed rehabilitation, stream channel function and condition
  • Soil genesis, soil carbon and soil landscapes
  • Climate, fog and redwood forests, and changing ecosystems
Professional Experience
  • Soil Scientist & Chief of Geological Services Branch, Soil Scientist, Redwood National Park
  • Member of City of Arcata Wetlands and Creeks Technical Oversight Committee 2014-2017
  • Soil Scientist-Project Leader, USDA-Natural Resources Conservation Service, Arcata, CA 1999-2010
  • Soil Scientist, USDA-Natural Resources Conservation Service, Belmont, NY 1998-1999
  • Soil Scientist, USDA, US Forest Service, Delta, CO 1995-1998
  • Soil Scientist, USDA, US Forest Service, Bishop, CA 1993-1995

Education

Ph.D. (Unfinished, 1994) Montana State University, Bozeman, MT, Soil Science-Plant Ecology
M.S. (1991) Montana State University, Bozeman, MT, Earth Sciences
B.S. (1983) Keene State College, Keene, NH, Management-Mathematics

Courses Taught

FOR 307 California Forests and Woodlands
SOIL 360 Origin and Classification of Soils
SOIL 363 Wetland Soils
SOIL 460 Forest & Range Soils Management

Publications

Seney, J.P., 2017 American Camp Visitor Center Development Concept Planning Project, Delineation of Wetlands, San Juan Island National Historical Park, Washington, Unpublished Report.

Seney, J., N. Weinberg, G. Davis, M. Gallup, and M. Bueno, 2017. Assessing Condition of Meadow, Forested and Riverine Wetland on the Prairie Creek Floodplain, Redwood National and State Parks, California. Redwood National Park Service, Unpublished Report.

Davis, G., M. Savoie, and J. Seney, 2016. Mill A Planning Project, Delineation of Wetlands, Save the Redwoods League. National Park Service, Unpublished Report.

Seney, J. and M.A. Madej, 2015. Soil carbon storage following road removal and timber harvesting in redwood forests. Journal of Earth Surface Processes and Landforms: 40, 2084-2092.

Seney, J., 2015. Westcott Bay development concept planning project delineation of wetlands, San Juan Island National Historic Park, Washington. National Park Service, Unpublished Report.

Madej, M.A., J.P. Seney, and P. Van Mantgem, 2013. Effects of Road Decommissioning on Carbon Stocks, Losses and Emissions in North Coastal California. Journal of Restoration Ecology: Vol. 21, No. 4, pp. 439-446.

Van Mantgem, P., M.A. Madej and J.P. Seney, 2013. Estimating ecosystem carbon stocks at Redwood National and State Parks. National Park Service Science.

Liles, G.C., D.E. Beaudette, J.P. Seney, M.A. Madej, and W.R. Horwath, 2011. Predicting Soil C in Redwood Forest Soils with Quantitative Color Measurements. Poster at Coast Redwood Forests in a Changing California Symposium, June 21-23, 2011.

Seney, J.P., 2011. New Horizons for Cooperative Management and Collaborative Partnerships; Redwood National and State Parks. In online proceedings for The George Wright Society Conference on Parks, Protected Areas & Cultural Sites. March 14-18, 2011, New Orleans, LA. Session 117.

Seney, J.P., 2010. Marine terrace soil genesis and properties field presentation. California Forest Soils Council Annual Technical Meeting and Field Tour. Humboldt County, CA. August 2010.

Seney, J.P. and M. Kavanaugh, 2010. The influence of soil physical and chemical properties on the distribution of Chorizanthe valida (Sonoma spineflower) and potential reintroduction efforts, Point Reyes National Seashore, California. National Park Service, Unpublished report.

Seney, J.P., P.V. Mantgem, and M.A. Madej, 2010. Carbon Stock, Fluxes and Management Impacts at Redwood National and State Parks. Presentation at National Park Service, Pacific West Region Natural Resource Workshop, May 10-14, 2010.

Seney, J.P., A.C. Frazier and J. Popenoe, 2008. Soil Survey of Redwood National and State Parks, California, USDA-Natural Resources Conservation Service, 900pp.

Seney, J.P. and J.A. Gallegos, 1995. Inyo National Forest, Westside Soil Inventory Report. USDA-Forest Service, 400pp.

Seney, J.P., 1991. Trail impacts presentation. Annual meeting of the Texas Department of Parks and Wildlife, Austin, Texas.

Wilson, J.P. and J.P. Seney, 1991. Erosional Impacts of Hikers, Horses, Motorcycles, and Off-Road Bicyclists on Mountain Trails of Southwest Montana. Mountain Research and Development; 11:66-78.

Seney, J.P., 1990. Presentation on the Erosional Impacts of Hikers, Horses, Motorcycles, and Off-Road Bicyclists on Mountain Trails of Southwest Montana. Annual meeting of the Association of American Geographers, Toronto, Canada.

Joe Seney
(707) 826-3725
205 Forestry Building