Jerry M. Mitchell
Jerry began his tenure with the Biological Resource Management Division in October 2006, and leads an office of biologists that provide scientific and technical assistance and policy guidance needed to address the range of biological issues facing the National Park Service. He has been with the NPS for 30 years, and has worked at Yosemite, Grand Canyon, and Zion National Parks, and on some of the bureau’s most visible resource management issues. He served as NPS Project Manager in Phase II of the Glen Canyon Environmental Studies, the interagency research program focused on operations of Glen Canyon Dam and their effects on downstream resources in Grand Canyon National Park. After the Yosemite flood of 1997, he moved to the Superintendent’s office to provide leadership in achieving the restoration goals of the General Management Plan. He partnered with the University of California and its newest campus—UC Merced—in creating the Sierra Nevada Research Institute. He was a Fellow with the National Park Foundation in Washington, D.C. He holds M.S. and B.S. degrees in wildlife biology.