Nora Mitchell

Director Emerita of the Conservation Study Institute

Nora Mitchell is the founding director emerita of the Conservation Study Institute established by the National Park Service in 1998 to enhance leadership and innovation in the field of collaborative conservation, and is also adjunct faculty at the University of Vermont.  The Institute identifies and shares good practices in landscape scale conservation, partnerships, and community engagement.  
In her 30-year career, Nora has worked in collaboration with many national parks and national heritage areas, and has been actively engaged in international conservation of landscapes with IUCN, ICOMOS and UNESCO‚Äôs World Heritage Centre.  Nora is the author of numerous publications including The Protected Landscape Approach: Linking Nature, Culture, and Community.
Nora holds Masters degrees in Ecology from the University of Montana, and Environmental Planning and Policy from Tufts University, and a doctorate in Landscape Studies, a multidisciplinary degree from Tufts University. Nora lives in Woodstock, Vermont next to Marsh-Billings-Rockefeller National Historical Park where the Institute is based.