Grand Canyon National Park
PO Box 129
Grand Canyon, AZ 86023-0129
Tel: 928-638-7759 Fax: 928-638-7815
Martha Hahn has 26 years of experience in the national public lands management arena via the non-profit sector and the federal government. She has a bachelor’s degree in forestry and outdoor recreation and a master’s degree in outdoor recreation behavior. She has strong leadership skills and understands how science and management are intertwined. She has had a diverse career with the federal government. After spending a few summers as a Bureau of Land Management (BLM) seasonal firefighter and recreation technician, she took her first permanent job with the federal government as an outdoor recreation planner for the BLM in Utah. Martha then took her first job with the NPS in 1985 to oversee the Glen Canyon Dam Environmental Studies and river management in Grand Canyon National Park. During her time at the Grand Canyon, she became the management assistant to the park’s superintendent. Hahn then returned to the BLM in 1987 and became the first woman line manager in Utah.
In 1989, she left the federal sector and joined the newly formed, non-profit conservation organization, The Grand Canyon Trust (Trust), as vice president for conservation. In 1992, Hahn returned to the BLM as the associate director for the state of Colorado. In 1995, she became director of the BLM in Idaho. As the director, she was responsible for the management of nearly 12 million acres, the leadership of more than 1,000 employees and an annual budget of more than $90 million. In 2005, she returned to the Trust as associate director. In July 2007, Hahn returned to the Grand Canyon National Park to serve as the Science Center Director. “The reason that national parks were established was for the resources they contain,” Hahn said. “I’m excited to be back at the Grand Canyon and working with the outstanding staff whose responsibility is to protect and conserve these special resources.”