Leave a Comment

Speaker Details
  • Lisa has over 32 years of professional geology experience. She worked for 12 years with Mobil Oil Corporation as a geophysicist and an exploration geologist, working on projects ranging from developing seismic prospects for North Atlantic offshore coastal lease sales, to overseeing production operations in the Hugoton Embayment and Williston Basin. In 1993 Lisa joined the National Park Service as a student trainee working on a variety of environmental planning projects including the Elwha River Restoration environmental impact statements in Olympic National Park, Yellowstone National Park’s Bison Management Plan, and the General Management Plan for Redwood National Park. Lisa joined the Geologic Resources Division in 1999 as a petroleum geologist, where she provided geological and planning advice to park managers and staff overseeing oil and gas operations. During the past six years Lisa has managed the Geoscientists-in-the-Parks youth internship program in collaboration with The Geological Society of America’s GeoCorps America Program, coordinated the Division’s planning and monitoring activities, and served as Chair of the NPS Planning Technical Advisory Group. In partnership with the GSA, Lisa has worked to increase geoscience-based projects in parks through the GIP Program and developed diversity internships to encourage involvement by person’s under-represented in the geosciences. In April 2012 Lisa became the branch chief for the Energy and Minerals Branch in the NPS  Geologic Resources Division.  Her current role involves managing staff that oversee a wide variety of energy and minerals management activities and programs including policy, regulatory and legislative development to technical support on operational issues related to impact mitigation and monitoring energy and mineral development both inside and adjacent to national parks.  Lisa holds a B.S. in Geology from Ohio University (1978), a M.S. in Geology from Idaho State University (1980), and a M.S. in Environmental Policy and Management from the University of Denver (1996).