University of Vermont

Nora Mitchell

Nora Mitchell

Adjunct Associate Professor / Conservation Study Institute - National Park Service

Phone: 802-457-3368
Office: Conservation Study Institute
54 Elm Street
Woodstock, VT 05091

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Nora Mitchell is the founding director 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's World Heritage Centre. Nora is the author of numerous publications including The Protected Landscape Approach: Linking Nature, Culture, and Community.


Masters degree in Ecology, University of Montana
Masters degree in Environmental Planning and Policy, Tufts University
Doctorate in Landscape Studies, Tufts University

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Marsh Billings Rockefeller National Historical Park
Conservation Study Institute