Environmental Science Division (EVS)a Division of Argonne National Laboratory
Predictive environmental understanding
Ray A. Brady
Environmental Scientist/Policy Analyst
Ecology, Natural Resources and Managed Systems Department
  • B.S., Geology, University of Arizona, 1970
Current Role
Environmental Scientist/Policy Analyst, Land Resources and Energy Policy
Energy and land use policies; renewable energy development; land use planning; environmental awareness; program and project management; public outreach and stakeholder involvement.
Career Highlights
  • Renewable Energy Manager: BLM National Renewable Energy Coordination Office in Washington, D.C., to facilitate development of wind, solar, and geothermal energy resources on federal lands; Programmatic EIS for Solar Energy Development; Programmatic EIS for Wind Energy Development; Programmatic EIS for Geothermal Energy Development; development of renewable energy policies and regulations.
  • Lands and Realty Manager: BLM Lands and Realty Division in Washington, D.C., to provide policy direction and regulatory guidance on land use permitting, right-of-way management, land exchanges and acquisitions, disposals, withdrawals, leases and patents, and other realty services; Corridor EIS for western federal lands; renewal of the trans-Alaska pipeline authorization.
  • District Manager: BLM Safford District Office in Safford, Arizona, for management of 1.5 million acres of federal land in southeast Arizona; land use planning and permitting; management of land use authorizations, mining activities, recreation activities, wildlife resources, and grazing; fire management; management of San Pedro Riparian National Conservation Area, Aravaipa Canyon Wilderness, and other special management areas.