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Geoff Sanders Takes the Helm as Chief of Natural Resource Management and Science at Cape Cod National Seashore

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News Release Date: September 17, 2019

Contact: Brian Carlstrom, 508-957-0701

WELLFLEET, Mass—Superintendent Brian Carlstrom has announced the selection of Geoff Sanders as the Chief of Natural Resource Management and Science for Cape Cod National Seashore. Before his selection, Geoff served as the program manager for the Inventory and Monitoring Network for National Park Service (NPS) National Capital Region based in Washington, DC. Geoff was born in Annapolis, MD, and grew up in southern New Jersey. He holds degrees from the University of Scranton in Pennsylvania and Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, Maryland.

Geoff’s 20+ year career as a field ecologist has provided him with a wide range of experience in the applied science and ecology of coastal ecosystems and other areas of ecology such as upland forest and grassland ecosystems. Most recently, he led a team of natural resource scientists and professionals in the inventory and monitoring of natural resources at the National Capital Region’s Inventory and Monitoring Network. NPS Inventory and Monitoring networks are tasked with the establishment, collection, and analysis of data about the condition of natural resources over multiple years in the present and far into the future. These studies and monitoring activities are similar to ongoing long term efforts initiated occurring at Cape Cod National Seashore.

“Geoff brings a tremendous background in field science and resource management. His experience in the sciences and resource management, passion for fostering high-performing teams, and boundless enthusiasm will serve him well at Cape Cod National Seashore," said Superintendent Brian Carlstrom. "Geoff is interested in building strong relationships with science organizations and partners to complement the seashore’s science team and integrating sound science into the management of natural resources at Cape Cod National Seashore. Geoff will be a major asset to our senior management team, and we are looking forward to working with him.”

“I have had a long-standing interest in working at Cape Cod National Seashore and I am looking forward to the opportunity to work with the incredible natural resources here and addressing the management challenges that surround them," said Geoff. He is excited to be living in Wellfleet and is looking forward to exploring the communities, history, and natural resources of the Outer Cape with his family.

Last updated: September 17, 2019

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