Jenna Yeager is a retired Natural Resource Specialist whose federal career spanned 33 years in the Bureau of Land Management and nine years in the Forest Service. Beginning as a field forester with BLM in Boise, she progressed to the role of remote sensing training coordinator at the BLM Denver Service Center, followed by 17 years as the GIS/Remote Sensing Coordinator at the BLM Idaho State Office. In 2002 she assumed the role of IRM Advisor/Portfolio Manager for the BLM Planning and Renewable Resources Directorate in Washington, D.C., then transitioned to another national role with the Forest Service as Desktop/Mobile Computing Program Manager—and later as the agency lead for information management. She is an active member of the Public Lands Foundation, who served as her sponsor for this research report, as well as a member of the National Association of Forest Service Retirees. Her outdoorfocused volunteer activities include work with Colorado Parks and Wildlife, the Colorado Trail Foundation, the Colorado Fourteeners Initiative, and other organizations. She also served in the Peace Corps (Chile) early in her career.
She received her BA in Modern Languages from the University of Notre Dame and her MS in Forestry from the University of Washington.