Jason J. Taylor - Superintendent

Jason sits at the edge of a small stream on the Alaska tundra recording data.
Jason Taylor on the North Slope of Alaska in 2012 recording vegetation monitoring data.

Jason J. Taylor
Klondike Gold Rush National Historical Park
National Park Service
291 Broadway
Skagway, Alaska 99840

Jason is a protected areas superintendent for the US National Park Service, in Alaska, at Klondike Gold Rush International Historical Park which is co-managed with Parks Canada. He has nearly 20 years of Federal and municipal government experience, is a past Co-Lead for the Circumpolar Biodiversity Monitoring Program, and served as the US Representative to the CBMP Terrestrial Steering Group for many years. His work has focused on protected areas management, landscape ecology, assessing ecological integrity, deployment of multi-scale monitoring programs, and integrating science into resource stewardship decision making.

Ph.D., University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan - August 2008
Natural Resources and Environment (terrestrial resource ecology and management, avian landscape ecology, bioacoustics, and geospatial applications)

M.S., University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan - August 2004
Natural Resources and Environment (terrestrial resource ecology and management, land-use policy, and geospatial applications)

B.S., University of Michigan-Flint, Flint, Michigan - April 1997

Professional Experience
Mar. 2019 - present, Superintendent, NPS Klondike Gold Rush National Historical Park
May 2016 - Mar. 2019, Regional Chief of Natural Resources, NPS Alaska Regional Office
June 2015 - May 2016, Landscape and Arctic Initiatives Coordinator, BLM Alaska State Office
Jan. 2013 - June 2015, Chief of Natural Resource Management and Science, NPS Cape Cod
May 2010 - Jan. 2013, Landscape Ecologist/Monitoring Lead, BLM National Operations Center
Jan. 2011 - Apr. 2011, Deputy Director, North Slope Science Initiative
Nov. 2009 - May 2010, Renewable Resources Supervisor, BLM White River Field Office
Aug. 2008 - Nov. 2009, GIS Coordinator, BLM White River Field Office
Apr. 2001 - Dec. 2009, President, and then Consulting Partner, North Arrow Technologies, Inc.

Recent Professional Affiliations
Co-Chair, NPS Alaska Leadership Council; 2019-present
Instructor, NPS Interdisciplinary Resource Protection and Law (class); 2018-present
Member, Alaska Park Science Editorial Board; 2018-2019
Member, NPS (national) Natural Resource Advisory Group; 2016 - 2019
Co-Lead, Arctic Council, Conservation of Arctic Flora and Fauna, Circumpolar Biodiversity Monitoring Program; 2016-2017
Co-Chair, Alaska CC Exec Roundtable, Alaska Long-term Monitoring Working Group; 2015-2016
Member, NPS Excellence in Science, Integrating Science into National Parks Workgroup; 2014-2016
U.S. Lead/Member, Arctic Council, Conservation of Arctic Flora and Fauna, Circumpolar Biodiversity Monitoring Program Terrestrial Steering Group; 2011-2016

2020 (Forthcoming). Trammell, E.J., J.H. Reynolds, M.L. Carlson, J.J. Taylor, and N.M. Schmidt. Ecological integrity and conservation challenges in a rapidly changing Arctic: a call for new approaches in large intact landscapes. Conservation Biology.

2020. Christensen, T., T. Barry, J.J. Taylor, M. Doyle, S. Heiðmarsson, M. Aronsson, C. Cuyler, M. Soloviev, J. Braa, P. Kulmala, D. MacNearney, P.A. Smith, J.P. Lawler, K. Falk, S.J. Coulson, V. Ravolainen, C. Burns, C. Coon, and N.M. Schmidt. Developing a circumpolar program for the monitoring of Arctic terrestrial biodiversity. Ambio 49(3), 655-665.

2020. Jenkins, L.K., T. Barry, K.R. Bosse, W.S. Currie, T. Christensen, S. Longan, R.A. Shuchman, D. Tanzer, and J.J. Taylor. Satellite-based decadal change assessments of pan-Arctic environments. Ambio 49(3), 820-832.

2020. Taylor, J.J., J.P. Lawler, M. Aronsson, T. Barry, A.D. Bjorkman, T. Christensen, S.J. Coulson, C. Cuyler, D. Ehrich, K. Falk, A. Franke, E. Fuglei, M.A. Gillespie, S. Heiðmarsson, T. Høye, L.K. Jenkins, V. Ravolainen, P.A. Smith, P. Wasowicz, and N.M. Schmidt. Arctic terrestrial biodiversity status and trends: A synopsis of science supporting the CBMP State of Arctic Terrestrial Biodiversity Report. Ambio 49(3), 833-847.

2018. Reynolds, J.H., E.J. Trammell, and J.J. Taylor. Migration’s Foundation: Ecological Intactness of Alaska’s Ecosystems. Alaska Park Science 17(1): 85-91.

2018. Trammell, E.J., S.K. Carter, T. Haby, and J.J. Taylor. Evidence and opportunities for integrating landscape ecology into natural resource planning across multiple-use landscapes. Current Landscape Ecology Reports 3(1):1-11.

2017. Welling, L., J. Taylor, D. Payer, L. Phillips, and T. Jones. National Park Service Participation in the Arctic Council. Alaska Park Science 16(1): 100-105.

2016. Bennetts, R.E., N. Chambers, J. Comiskey, K. James, J. Lawler, K. Legg, E. Matthews, L. Mazzu, R. Ohms, C. Schreier, and J.J. Taylor. 2016. Integration of science and park management: a framework for partnership. Natural Resource Report NPS/NRSS/NRR—2016/1230. National Park Service, Fort Collins, Colorado.

2016. Taylor, J.J., C.A. Lepczyk, and D.G. Brown. Patch and matrix level influences on forest birds at the rural-urban interface. Landscape Ecology 31: 1005-1020.

2014. Karl, J.W., J. Taylor, and M. Bobo. A double-sampling approach to deriving training and validation data for remotely-sensed vegetation products. International Journal of Remote Sensing 35(5): 1936-1955.

2014. Haines, S.S., Diffendorfer, J.E., Balistrieri, Berger, Cook, DeAngelis, Doremus, Gautier, Gallegos, Gerritsen, Graffy, Hawkins, Johnson, Macknick, McMahon, Modde, Pierce, Schuenemeyer, Semmens, Simon, Taylor, and Walton-Day. A Framework for Quantitative Assessment of Impacts Related to Energy and Mineral Resource Development. Natural Resources Research 23(1): 3-17.

2014. Taylor, J.J., E.J. Kachergis, G.R. Toevs, J.W. Karl, M.R.. Bobo, M. Karl, S. Miller, and C.S. Spurrier. 2012. AIM-Monitoring: A Component of the BLM Assessment, Inventory, and Monitoring Strategy. BLM Technical Note 445. U.S. Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management, National Operations Center, Denver, CO.

2013. Christensen, T., J. Payne, M. Doyle, G. Ibarguchi, J. Taylor, N.M. Schmidt, M. Gill, M. Svoboda, M. Aronsson, C. Behe, C. Buddle, C. Cuyler, A.M. Fosaa, A.D Fox, S. Heiðmarsson, P. Henning Krogh, J. Madsen, D. McLennan, J. Nymand, C. Rosa, J. Salmela, R. Shuchman, M. Soloviev, and M. Wedege. Arctic Terrestrial Biodiversity Monitoring Plan. CAFF Monitoring Series Report No. 7. CAFF International Secretariat, Akureyri, Iceland. ISBN 978-9935-431-26-4.

2012. Svoboda, M., T. Christensen, E.T. Jorgenson, J.J. Taylor, J.F. Payne, N.M. Schmidt, M. Doyle, J. Madsen, J. Nymand, and D. Walker. Terrestrial Biodiversity Monitoring Group: Designing an arctic terrestrial biodiversity monitoring plan: 1st workshop, Hvalsø, Denmark, October 11-13, 2011. CAFF International Secretariat, CAFF Proceedings Series Report No. 7. ISBN: 978-9935-431-17-2.

2011. Christensen, T., J.F. Payne, N.M. Schmidt, J. Madsen, J.J. Taylor, M. Doyle, M. Gill, J. Nymand, M. Svoboda, C. Rosa, R. Shuchman, M. Soloviev, M. Aronsson, E. Paakko, A.M. Fosaa, S. Heidmarsson, and B.Ø. Solberg. Terrestrial Expert Monitoring Plan – background paper. A supporting publication to the CBMP Framework Document. CAFF International Secretariat, CAFF Monitoring Series Report No. 6. ISBN 978-9935-431-11-0.

2011. Streever, B., R. Suydam, J.F. Payne, R. Shuchman, R.P. Angliss, Greg Balogh, J. Brown, J. Grunblatt, S. Guyer, D.L. Kane, J.J. Kelley, G. Kofinas, D.R. Lassuy, W. Loya, P. Martin, S. Moore, W.S. Pegau, C. Rea, D.J. Reed, T. Sformo, M. Sturm, J.J. Taylor, T. Viavant, D. Williams, D. Yokel. Environmental Change and Potential Impacts: Applied Research Priorities for Alaska’s North Slope. Arctic (InfoNorth) 64(3): 390-397.

2011. Boone R.B, J.J. Taylor, D.M. Swift, P.H. Evangelista, and E. Hollowed. Developing a Resource Management and Monitoring Protocol for Semiarid Landscapes with Extensive Energy Extraction Potential. BLM Technical Note 439. U.S. Department of the Interior. Bureau of Land Management, National Operations Center, Denver, Colorado.

2011. Mackinnon W.C., J.W. Karl, G.R. Toevs, J.J. Taylor, M. Karl, C.S. Spurrier, and J.E. Herrick. BLM Core Terrestrial Indicators and Methods. BLM Technical Note 440. U.S. Department of Interior, Bureau of Land Management, National Operations Center, Denver, CO.

2011. Toevs, G.R., J.J. Taylor, C. Spurrier, W.C. MacKinnon, and M. Bobo. BLM National Assessment, Inventory and Monitoring Strategy for Integrated Renewable Resources Management. U.S. Department of Interior Bureau of Land Management, Washington, D.C.

2011. Toevs, G.R., J.W. Karl, J.J. Taylor, C.S. Spurrier, M. Karl, M.R. Bobo, and J.E. Herrick. Consistent Indicators and Methods and a Scalable Sample Design to Meet Assessment, Inventory and Monitoring Information Needs Across Scales. Rangelands 33(4): 14-20.

2007. Taylor, J.J., D.G. Brown, and L. Larsen. Preserving natural features: A GIS-based evaluation of a local open-space ordinance. Landscape and Urban Planning 82(1-2): 1-16.

Contributed Reports
2018. Circumpolar Biodiversity Monitoring Program Strategic Plan: 2018-2021, CAFF Monitoring Series Report No. 29. Conservation of Arctic Flora and Fauna, Akureyri, Iceland. ISBN: 978-9935-431-71-4.

2016. Arctic Cumulative Impacts Workshop Final Report. U.S. Department of the Interior, 41 pp. (Workshop Planning and Report Team: Jason Taylor, Mark Storzer, Catherine Coon, Steven Davis, Gretchen Harrington, Rebecca Anderson, John Martin, and Brooke Merrill.)

2016. Arctic Research Plan 2017-2021, Interagency Arctic Research Policy Committee (IARPC), National Science and Technology Council, Executive Office of the President, Washington, DC, 76 pp. (Kasischke, E., J.G. Dennis, R. Loehman, D. McKnight, and J.J. Taylor. Research Goal 7: Advance an Integrated, Landscape-scale Understanding of Arctic Terrestrial and Freshwater Ecosystems and the Potential for Future Change).

Last updated: February 24, 2020