Deborah Mead

National Mitigation Coordinator
Bureau of Land Management
Washington, DC


In 2016, Deborah L. (Deblyn) Mead became the National Mitigation Banking Coordinator for the Bureau of Land Management. Most recently with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, she has held various positions within the Endangered Species Program for over 20 years. While in the Sacramento Field Office, she was instrumental in the development and implementation of their very successful conservation banking program in California. Deblyn worked on a variety of Endangered Species Act issues and served as the National Conservation Banking Coordinator at the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. Before joining the Fish and Wildlife Service, Deblyn worked for U.S. Geological Survey on water contaminant studies in the Klamath Basin (California and Oregon) and for a private consulting firm assessing impacts and designing mitigation for energy projects in the western US. Entomology is her biological area of expertise and she has taught several community college courses in entomology and general biology. Deblyn holds a bachelor’s degree in zoology from the University of California, Davis, and a master’s degree in ecology and systematic biology from San Francisco State University.