Jim Richardson, Superintendent, Lassen Volcanic National Park

Jim Richardson is the Superintendent, Lassen Volcanic National Park. 

Jim is an experienced park superintendent with a proven track record in various park settings. Before his position in the Western Pacific, Jim spent 31 years with the National Park Service primarily as a law enforcement ranger. He has significant experience in building partnerships, working with communities, and engaging park visitors and staff. Prior to this role, Richardson served as the superintendent of the War in the Pacific National Historical Park in Guam and American Memorial Park in Saipan. In addition, he has served as acting superintendent at Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument in Arizona, chief ranger at Whiskeytown National Recreation Area, and supervisory park ranger at Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area, Rocky Mountain National Park, Zion National Park, and Agate Fossil Beds National Monument.

During his tenure at Whiskeytown he was selected by the region for the Harry Yount Award for  excellence in park ranger duties. “I am excited about this next adventure in my career with the National Park Service,” said Richardson. “I look forward to working with the team at Lassen Volcanic National Park and neighboring communities where our successes complement each other.”