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Dr. David J. Parsons

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Vice President

Phone: (906) ***-****  HQ Phone
Local Address:  Michigan , United States
The George Wright Society
ground deliveries 49445 US Hwy 41
Hancock , Michigan 49930
United States

Company Description: The GWS is a nonprofit association of researchers, managers, administrators, educators, and other professionals who work on behalf of the scientific and heritage...   more

Employment History

Board Memberships and Affiliations


  • PhD
    Stanford University
  • BA
    University of California at Davis
  • Ph.D. , Plant Ecology
    Stanford University
  • Bachelors degree , Biological Sciences
    University of California at Davis
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Board of Directors and Staff | The George Wright Society :: Parks, Protected Areas, Cultural Sites, 3 Sept 2015 [cached]
David J. Parsons, Secretary
David J. Parsons
David Parsons is an Emeritus Scientist for both the National Park Service (Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks) and the US Forest Service (Rocky Mountain Research Station). He was the founding Director of the Aldo Leopold Wilderness Research Institute. Located in Missoula, Montana, the Leopold Institute is an interagency program that provides leadership in the development and application of knowledge related to the diverse ecological and human values of wilderness and similarly protected areas. Prior to moving to the Leopold Institute David spent 21 years as a research scientist for the National Park Service at Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks in California. In that position, he developed and coordinated research programs in the broad areas of visitor impacts, fire ecology and the effects of air pollution and climate change on park ecosystems. He is a plant ecologist by training, having received a BA from the University of California at Davis and a PhD from Stanford University. He is especially interested in applying his ecological training to the application of science to management and policy issues in support of parks, wilderness and other protected areas. He is widely published with over 130 published peer reviewed journal articles, book chapters, and book reviews.
From 2001-2006 David served on the Board of Directors of the George Wright Society and was the Co-Chair of the 2003 and 2005 GWS conferences. His current tenure on the Board began in 2011, serving as Chair of the 2013 GWS conference. He has also held leadership positions with the Ecological Society of America, serves as a member of the IUCN's World Commission on Protected Areas, and helped organize World Wilderness Congress's held in India, South Africa, Alaska and Mexico). His hobbies include most outdoor activities, but especially hiking, backpacking, and travel. He has lived and studied in Spain, Chile, Colombia and Costa Rica. He currently resides in the Bitterroot Valley of western Montana.
Parsons & Associates, Inc. Profile, 15 Mar 2015 [cached]
David Parsons, SRA Owner and President
David Parsons David holds both a Washington State Certified General Real Estate Appraiser license and a Washington State Designated Brokers License. He is experienced as a builder and general contractor in the construction and renovation of residential, and income producing properties. David is qualified as an expert witness in the State of Washington Superior and Federal Courts and the various county Boards of Equalization and State Board of Tax Appeals. He is also an expert witness qualified to appear before the Supreme Court of British Columbia and Court of Queens Bench, Saskatchewan and the Assessment Appeal Board and the Court of Revision in British Columbia, Canada. David is a present member of the Appraisal Institute of Canada with designation of Canadian Residential Appraiser. He is also a member of the National Association of Realtors with the Appraisal Designation, a designated member of the American Appraisal Institute as a Senior Residential Appraiser (SRA), a General Associate member of the Appraisal Institute for the SRA designation, a member of Bellingham-Whatcom Real Estate Board, Northwest Multiple Listing Service and the Commercial Brokers Association, and a member of the Whatcom County Board of Equalization. David serves as an elected member of the Board of Directors for the Seattle Chapter Appraisal Institute for 2008 and is Chairman of the N.S.B.C.
David Parsons Returns to ..., 17 Oct 2015 [cached]
David Parsons Returns to Leopold Institute as Scientist Emeritus
The Leopold Institute extends a warm welcome to Dr. David Parsons as Scientist Emeritus. Dave was named Director of the Institute in 1994; a year after the Aldo Leopold Wilderness Research Institute was founded. Dave led the Institute for 17 years working with wilderness scientists and many partners to build an impressive body of research.
Aldo Leopold Wilderness Research Institute Announcements, 2 July 2013 [cached]
RMRS presenters at the conference included Human Dimensions Science Program Manager Cindy Swanson and Leopold Institute's David Cole, Peter Landres, Carol Miller, James Tricker, and former Institute Director David Parsons (retired).
"It has the appearance to me ..., 16 Sept 2015 [cached]
"It has the appearance to me of just being political monkey wrenching in the process," says David Parsons, who headed the Mexican wolf program for Fish and Wildlife in its early years and is now with the Albuquerque-based Rewilding Institute, which advocates for large carnivores.
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