Janet Zeller

National Accessibility Program Manager with USDA Forest Service


Janet Zeller is the National Accessibility Program Manager for the U.S. Forest Service. She and her team are responsible for the accessibility of the facilities, programs and policies across the 193 million acres of the National Forest System. Janet was the lead author of the Forest Service Outdoor Recreation and Trail Accessibility Guidelines.

She instructs accessibility and universal design of programs and facilities at a wide range of training sessions nationally. She also represents the Forest Service working on accessibility issues with partners, organizations, States, and other federal agencies, including with the U.S. Access Board and the Department of Justice.

Janet is a lifelong outdoor recreationist and a certified instructor trainer in canoeing and sea kayaking. She is a graduate of UNH with a Master’s degree from URI.

Contact: jzeller@fs.fed.us​