Press Release Jan 6, 2016

National Parks Conservation Association Welcomes Jim Adams to Lead Alaska Regional Office

Jim Adams brings 20 years of conservation experience to NPCA as new Alaska Regional Director

Anchorage, AK – Today, the nonprofit National Parks Conservation Association (NPCA) welcomed new leadership with the appointment of Jim Adams as Alaska Regional Director. Adams will bring his 20 years of experience working on Alaska conservation issues to provide leadership and strategic direction for the organization, working from NPCA’s Anchorage office.

“Jim brings a strong and diverse skillset to NPCA, which will help advance our work in Alaska and across the nation,” said Theresa Pierno, President and CEO for the National Parks Conservation Association. “Jim’s multifaceted experiences will help strengthen efforts to protect wildlife and the outstanding natural and cultural resources of our national parks.”

With 20 years of professional experience helping people conserve and enjoy important landscapes in Alaska, Jim brings outstanding leadership, advocacy, and organizational skills to NPCA. Before joining the NPCA team, Jim served as Policy Director for Audubon Alaska and spent 17 years serving in legal and regional leadership roles for National Wildlife Federation.

“This year’s 100th anniversary celebration of our National Park Service provides a pivotal opportunity for strengthening America’s pride in our national parks, reinvigorating economic opportunities in gateway communities, and inspiring a diversity of visitors to explore and enjoy our national treasures,” said Jim Adams, Alaska Regional Director for National Parks Conservation Association. “From the peaks of Denali to the halls of Congress, I look forward to furthering NPCA’s great work of ensuring that park resources are preserved so that future generations will be as fortunate to experience the incredible wonders of our national parks as we are today.”

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About National Parks Conservation Association
Since 1919, the nonpartisan National Parks Conservation Association (NPCA) has been the leading voice in safeguarding our national parks. NPCA and its more than one million members and supporters work together to protect and preserve our nation’s natural, historical, and cultural heritage for future generations. For more information, visit