Brandon Stocksdale joined the National Park Service as a Community Planner in the Rivers, Trails and Conservation Assistance Program in October 2016. Brandon’s RTCA work has focused on developing multi-agency conservation and recreation area management plans; local and regional trail plans; and local outdoor education and community stewardship programming development.
Before working for the National Park Service, Brandon was the Long Ranger Planner for the City of Orem, Utah. He also worked for
Matrix Design Group doing Joint Land Use Studies and compatibility planning for the Department of Defense on military installations around the world.
Brandon has a strong background in economic development, land use policy, and local government planning processes. He has always had a strong interest in the urban-wild interface and enjoys the opportunities RTCA provides to help communities preserve open space and help people access the outdoors.
Brandon has an undergraduate degree in Environmental Science from Brigham Young University and a graduate degree in Urban & Environmental Planning from Arizona State University. In his free time, Brandon enjoys gardening, backpacking, camping, and exploring the outdoors with his wife and daughter.