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Bryan Harry

Director of the Pacific West Region (retired), National Park Service

From his earliest years, armed with sling shot and bb‐gun, Bryan Harry tagged along with his dad hunting and fishing. This led to his interest in studying wildlife. He received a B.S. at Michigan and an M.S. at Colorado State, both in wildlife management. After short term jobs as a botanical researcher, canoe guide in Michigan and Ontario, and refuge manager for the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, he settled in with the National Park Service (NPS) for over 50 years. With the NPS he was ranger‐biologist and naturalist at Grand Teton and Yellowstone, and Chief Park Naturalist and Valley Manager at Yosemite. He came to Hawai‘i as superintendent of Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park in the early ‘70s and, except for sojourns as Alaska Area Director and superintendent of Glen Canyon, he has been here in that capacity and as NPS Pacific Area Director since that time. Throughout his career he has been involved in the planning of the National Park System. He was intimately involved with studies leading to North Cascades and American Samoa establishment as National Parks. He was a founding member of the HCA and the Cooperative Ecosystem Studies Unit at the University of Hawai’i.

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