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Bandelier Superintendent to Address LA Mountaineers

Wed, 2014-07-16

Jason Lott, Superintendent of Bandelier National Monument, is the featured speaker at the July meeting of the Los Alamos Mountaineers.
The meeting, which is free and open to the public, starts at 7 pm Wednesday, July 16 at Fuller Lodge with refreshments and casual conversation, followed by reports on recently completed and upcoming trips.
Jason Lott became superintendent at Bandelier in May 2009 and has been with the National Park Service since 2002. He also serves as the NPS New Mexico State Coordinator and as a Logistics Chief for the NPS Intermountain Region’s Incident Management Team, as well as a Board Member for the Valles Caldera National Preserve.  Additionally, he serves on the NPS Tourism Board, and has previously served with the NPS Vanishing Treasures Leadership Committee and the Intermountain Region’s Executive Wilderness Committee.

Among the topics Lott will cover in his presentation to the Mountaineers are the conceptual 30-mile hike/bike trail for Bandelier, the monument's recovery from the Las Conchas Fire, upcoming trail modifications, and information on some of Lott's favoriate areas of Bandelier.
He has overseen the rehabilitation of the visitor center and response to the extensive and continuing impacts from the Las Conchas fire, including the installation of an ongoing shuttle service to bring visitors to and from the monument.
Lott came to Bandelier from the Casa Grande Ruins National Monument in Arizona where he was also superintendent.  In 2005 he won the NPS director's award for natural resource management in a small park while program manager for resources management at Lyndon B. Johnson National Historical Park in Texas.
Lott holds a master’s degree in history with an emphasis in cultural resource management from Northwestern State University in Natchitoches, Louisiana.  He is a twenty-year veteran with the Army National Guard, having served ten years as an enlisted soldier with a deployment during Desert Storm, and as an officer who served as a Company Commander for the 1086th Transportation Company during Operation Iraqi Freedom in 2003.
Lott and his wife, Wendy, and their two children are residents of Los Alamos.


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