Dan Kimball


Dan Kimball recently retired after a 30-year career with the National Park Service. From 2004 to 2014, Dan served as Superintendent of Everglades and Dry Tortugas National Parks. In that position, Dan led Everglades National Park’s involvement in restoration of the Everglades, the largest ecosystem restoration project in the history of the planet, and also the establishment of a no-take marine reserve in the Dry Tortugas.  His work in Everglades restoration focused on water quantity and quality; endangered species; non-native species; assuring compatibility with South Florida’s built environment; and building a coalition to sustain Everglades restoration. Dan previously served as Chief of NPS’s Water Resources Division and held positions with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, the Office of Surface Mining, and environmental consulting firms. He also served for 10 years on the Jefferson County Open Space Advisory Committee in Colorado. Dan is a recipient of a number of awards, including the Presidential Rank Award and the National Parks Conservation Association’s Stephen Tyng Mather Award. He now resides in Tucson, Arizona and serves on the Board of Directors of the Sonoran Institute, Archaeology Southwest, and Friends of Saguaro National Park.  Dan is a graduate of Denison University and the University of Arizona.