Deborah Mead

National Mitigation Coordinator
Bureau of Land Management
Washington, DC

Deblyn is the National Mitigation Coordinator for the Bureau of Land Management where she is responsible for mitigation policy development and implementation. She recently made the move to BLM from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, where she served as a biologist in various positions within the Endangered Species Program. Deblyn has been involved with conservation banking policy development and practice both in the field and at headquarters for 25 years. Before joining USFWS Deblyn worked for the U.S. Geological Survey on water contaminant studies in the Klamath Basin and for a private consulting firm assessing impacts and designing mitigation for energy projects in the western U.S. Entomology is her biological area of expertise. She 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.