Jason Lott, superintendent of Bandelier National Monument, is the featured speaker at the July meeting of the Los Alamos Mountaineers.
The talk will be at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, July 16 at Fuller Lodge. The talk will follow the business portion of the meeting, which will include information on recent and upcoming LA Mountaineer-sponsored trips and outings.
Among the topics Lott will cover are: the conceptual 30-mile hike/bike trail for Bandelier, the monument’s recovery from the Las Conchas Fire, upcoming trail modifications, and information on some of Lott’s favorite areas of Bandelier.
Lott became superintendent at Bandelier in May 2009. He has overseen the rehabilitation of the visitor center and response to the extensive and continuing impacts from the Las Conchas Fire, including the installation of an ongoing shuttle service to bring visitors to and from the monument.
Lott came to Bandelier from the Casa Grande Ruins National Monument in Arizona where he was also the superintendent. In 2005, he won the NPS director’s award for natural resource management in a small park while program manager for resources management at Lyndon B. Johnson National Historical Park in Texas.
The Los Alamos Mountaineers, founded in 1952, promotes a variety of outdoor-oriented activities. For information on the Mountaineers and upcoming trip opportunities, including skiing, hiking, biking and horse-packing, please visit lamountaineers.org.