Born to Wendell Blanchard and Marcella (Palmer) Blanchard in Fort Stotsenburg, Philippines.
Is a member of the US Army through 1953 and again in 1960.
Earns a Bachelor of Science in civil engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
Is a teaching and research assistant at Massachusetts Institute of Technology through 1959.
Works as a hydraulic engineer for the Bureau of Reclamation within the U.S. Department of the Interior in Denver, CO.
Works as a water resources planning engineer in Phoenix, AZ, and is a lieutenant within the Arizona National Guard through 1966.
Earns a Master of Science in civil engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
Serves as a senior staff specialist for the Water Resources Council in Washington, DC.
Serves as a colonel within the Maryland National Guard through 1985.
Serves as the editor of “The Nation’s Water Resources.”
Works as an Environmental Specialist within the Office of the Secretary of the Department of the Interior in Washington, DC.
Works as the director of the Office of Environmental Project Review in Washington, DC.
Receives an honorary diploma for completing a Commissioned General Staff Course in Fort Leavenworth, KS.
Receives the Meritorious Service Medal from the United States Department of the Interior.
Works as a deputy director of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service within the U.S. Department of the Interior, in Washington, DC.
Works as a special assistant for tribal self-governance within the Office of the Secretary of the Interior through 2004.
Is a recipient of the Distinguished Service Medal.
Serves as assistant to the deputy assistant secretary of management within the Bureau of Indian Affairs in Washington, DC.
Serves as the director of planning and policy analysis for the Bureau of Indian Affairs in Washington, DC.
Is a consultant for Natural Resources Management and continues in this role.