Destry Jarvis has 41 years of progressive experience in the national parks, historic preservation, tourism, land conservation, outdoor recreation, and youth service fields. He has worked both for public-interest non-profit organizations, Native American tribes, for-profit consulting businesses, and the federal government. He has successful and extensive experience in developing both historic preservation and conservation policy and visitor management strategies.
In the non-profit and tribal sectors, He has done extensive fund-raising from foundations, corporations, and government grant programs. He has formed and led partnerships and coalitions with a wide variety of non-profit organizations at the national, state, and local levels, as well as between the public and private sectors
After his work with the National Parks Conservation Association, The Conservation Fund, the Student Conservation Association, Inc., the National Park Service, and the National Association of Service & Conservation Corps (to name a few), Destry founded a private consulting firm in 2002; Outdoor Recreation and Park Services, LLC. to put his decades of experience to practical use through contracting, consulting, research, writing, policy development, fundraising, and related work in the historic preservation, outdoor recreation, and parks fields.