Lyle E. Craine
(from the University of
Lyle Craine was "an
advocate of natural resources management and conservation,
Craine taught in the Department of Conservation from 1954 to
1973. He served as department chair in 196167.
was public policy and management of natural resources with
emphasis on water. In the early 1960s, he helped establish
the Huron River Watershed Council. In 1969, he took a
years leave from teaching to serve on the staff of the
National Water Commission in Washington, D.C.
At the U-M, Craine
chaired the curriculum committee that established the
Universitys program in urban and regional planning.
Craine received his B.A.
in geology from Oberlin College, an M.S. from Syracuse
University and a Ph.D. in conservation from U-M. He worked
for the U.S. government in Washington, D.C., in
193853, serving in several agencies including the
Bureau of the Budget and the War Production Board. He also
was first assistant, then acting director of the Program
Staff in the Office of the Secretary of the Interior.