Service First Online Workshop
Module 2: Resource Management
Jeff Bradybaugh has worked for the National Park Service for 30 years. In the course of this time he has worked collaboratively with other land management agencies on cooperative watershed management, oil and gas development, cave resource protection and wildlife management, among many others. He detailed for several weeks in the Federal Aviation Administration regional office in Seattle to collaborate on airport planning and park soundscape protection. In 2010, he assisted Russian National Parks in development of Visitor Use impact monitoring schemes for 2 weeks in Kamchatka province. Before transferring to his current post as superintendent at Bryce Canyon National Park, Jeff was superintendent at Grand Canyon-Parashant National Monument a unit jointly managed by BLM and NPS, where along with his BLM counterpart, he was responsible for administering and managing programs across and among both agencies, including development of a joint Management Plan for the Monument.
Module 3: Fire Management
Corbin Newman currently serves as the Regional Forester of the Southwestern Region of the U.S. Forest Service. He has responsibility for overseeing the management of 22 million acres on eleven National Forests and Grasslands in Arizona, New Mexico, in addition to the panhandles of Oklahoma and Texas. Prior to this assignment he spent eight years in three different positions in the Service's national headquarters. Corbin served as the agency's Director of Forest Management, Leader of the National Fire Plan and Budget Director for the National Forest System.
Corbin is a 35 year employee of the Forest Service and has held numerous positions at all levels of the Forest Service, in both the Eastern and Western parts of the country. He graduated with a bachelor of science degree in Forest Management from Colorado State University. Corbin and his wife Erin, also a Forest Service employee, reside in Placitas, New Mexico. They have two grown sons.
Module 4: Management and Administration Speaker
Andrew is currently the Field Manager for the San Luis Valley Field Office (SLV FO), a Service First unit working closely with the FS, FWS, and NPS. SLV FO staff are all collocated at three separate FS offices across the SLV. Prior to October 2011, the SLV FO and the RGNF were a dual-delegated unit with all line-officers having BLM and FS delegated authority. From August 2007-September 2012, Andrew served as the FS Saguache District Ranger and the BLM Saguache Field Office Manager, supervising a mixed staff of BLM and FS employees and responsible for both FS and BLM resources. During that time, the SLV Interagency Fire Organization was established made up of FS, BLM, FWS, NPS, and Colorado State Forest Service. From 2002-2007, Andrew worked for the Arapaho and Roosevelt NF and Pawnee National Grasslands as a Program Manager and On Scene Coordinator for the Abandoned Mine Lands Program. He worked collaboratively with multiple EPA programs, FWS, state agencies, local watershed groups, and mining companies to implement mine waste removal actions. This conglomeration of entities was awarded the 2006 EPA National Notable Achievement Award for Cross-Program Land Revitalization (Service First in my view). Andrew started his Federal career with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, primarily as the Environmental Contaminants Specialist for the Colorado Field Office. During that time the Field Office undertook multiple collaborative efforts with other Federal, State, and local entities. Prior to the Service First MOU, Andrew developed Interagency Agreements to represent the FS and BLM in several Natural Resource Damage Assessment and Restoration projects (Leadville – Upper Arkansas River, and Summitville –Alamosa River). Both projects are on-going today and the FWS continues to represent all three agencies under up-dated Service First Agreements.
Education: BS: Wildlife Biology, Colorado State University, MS: Wildlife Toxicology, Colorado State University
Don Harper began his Geographic Information Systems (GIS) career studying at Haskell Indian Nations University and the University of Kansas. During these years Don was a SCEP with the Bureau of Indian Affairs and a STEP with U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). Upon graduation Don took a position with the USGS as a Physical Scientist working in the GIS/Remote Sensing arena for over seven years in the Henderson Nevada USGS Water Science Center. Over the last six years Don has been working as the Geographer for the USFWS in the Nevada Fish and Wildlife Office. Don is currently in a supervisory role for GIS operations of the USFWS in both the Ecological Studies (ES) offices and the National Wildlife Refuges located in Nevada. Don also sits as the co-chair of the Southern Nevada Agency Partnerships (SNAP) GIS Team and on the Board of Directors for the Nevada Geographic Information Society (NGIS).