Science Advisor, North Cascades National Park Service Complex
Regina RochefortScience Advisor, North Cascades National Park Service Complex
Regina Rochefort is a Plant Ecologist and Science Advisor at Washington's North Cascades National Park Service Complex, where she has been employed for the past 16 years. As Science Advisor, Regina works with park managers to integrate current science into park management, identifies applied research needs, facilitates research within the park, and manages the Research Permit System for North Cascades National Park Service Complex and Ebey’s Landing National Historical Reserve. Regina is the lead on Climate Adaptation and is a co-lead on the North Cascadia Adaptation Partnership. She is interested in the management of high elevation ecosystems in the Cascades of Washington State and British Columbia.
Regina was the lead author on NPS long-term monitoring protocols for subalpine and alpine vegetation in North Cascades, Mount Rainier, and Olympic National Parks and for prairie vegetation monitoring at San Juan Island National Historical Park (WA). She leads the Cascade Butterfly Project, a citizen science program that monitors subalpine butterflies and plant phenology in North Cascades NP, Mount Rainier NP, Mount Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest, and Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest. Regina has Ph.D. from the University of Washington, where she studied climate effects on high-elevation plant communities; an M.F.S from Yale University; and a B.S. from Northeastern University.