Rocky Mountain National Park with National Park Service
Ian Brighton, National Park Service - Facilities Management Systems Specialist, Rocky Mountain National Park
Ian Brighton has worked on trails for over 20 years. He works at Rocky Mountain National Park as a Facilities Management Systems Specialist where he helps manage and inventory the Park’s extensive trail system. Currently he has been leading the effort to reroute trails heavily impacted by the historic flood of 2013.
He began his career with the City of Boulder Open Space and Mountain Parks and helped maintain 144 miles of recreational trails and designed over 10 miles of the Doudry Draw/Marshall Mesa multi-use trail system. He has extensive experience with all phases of trail design from conception to implementation.
In addition to field experience, Mr. Brighton has an M.A. in Landscape Architecture and has also been certified as a Master instructor with the Outdoor Stewardship Institute. He has completed the 2-day “Trails Sketchbook “ training led by Hugh Duffy in 2013 and has volunteered extensively with Volunteers for Outdoor Colorado.