Noel has worked for the U.S. Forest Service since 2016 in Colorado and Washington, helping the USFS and its partners manage soil and water resources and aquatic habitats. Before that he was with the U.S. Bureau of Land Management for eight years, providing input on water resources protection for oil and gas and renewable energy projects in Colorado and California. He has taught a total of 19 courses at five universities and two colleges in Hawaii, California and Colorado, including four courses for the DU EPM Program.
He is skilled in providing technical contributions to water, soil and air quality components of National Environmental Policy (NEPA) documents, with experience working with Tribes, states, collaboratives and other stakeholders on interdisciplinary and inter-agency teams. He has led teams producing NEPA documents (EISs, EAs, and CEs) and has also led research partnerships between Federal agencies, and between them and universities. He has considerable knowledge of natural resource management and sustainability concepts and skills, with extensive experience conveying these to peers, students and the general public.