View of the High Jura in summer

The iconic chain of the High Jura mountains has for the most part been classified as a National Natural Reserve since 1993. At almost 11 000 hectares it is among the most extensive mountain ranges in Metropolitan France. (photo credits: RNNHCJ).

Team

The Natural Reserve Team consists of the following 6 permanent staff members :

  • Johann ROSSET : Director

    • Heads the service
    • Coordinates flora and fauna inventories and scientific surveys
    • Is responsible for management planning in coordination with local partners
    • Chairs meetings (the advisory committee, the project monitoring committee, the scientific council, etc)
    • He is responsible for budget management and is the liaison with the State, the management and with other partners
    • Acts as an environmental law-keeper

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  • Guillaume CADIER : Assistant director

    • Supervises the park rangers and coordinates technical operations: surveillance/policing, work sites, biological surveys
    • Is responsible for issuing and following up on requests for work projects, for events, for vehicle access
    • Aids the Director with the management plan and the budget
    • Collaborates on the drafting and the implementing of the protocol of scientific surveys
    • Oversees the naturalists’ data base, notably SERENA

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  • Sophie MELISSON : Administrative assistant

    • In charge of receiving visitors and answering phone calls
    • Deals with post, emails, management files, diary
    • Is the liaison with the state administration (DREAL, DDT, sous-préfecture, etc) and the local communities
    • Supports the Director and his Assistant Director with administrative procedures (liaison with authorities, activity calendar, meetings, management plans)

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  • Cyrille CLAVEL : Park Ranger

    • Polices the Reserve, follows up on work and event permits as well as maintenance work
    • Maintains reference files, inventories and studies, and natural and cultural heritage surveys of the RNN
    • Supervises awareness campaigns for the public (cultural activities, conferences, outings)

    Expertise:  forest ecosystems, forestry, tetraonidae, cartography

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  • Marie DAUVERGNE : Park Ranger

    • Polices the Reserve, follows up on work and event permits, as well as maintenance work
    • Maintains reference files, inventories and studies, and natural and cultural heritage surveys of the RNN
    • Supervises awareness campaigns for the public (cultural activities, conferences, outings)

    Expertise:  high pasture farming, botany and geology

  • Tony CARGNELUTTI : Park Ranger

    • Polices the Reserve, follows up on work and event permits and maintenance work
    • Maintains reference files, inventories and studies, and natural and cultural heritage surveys of the RNN
    • Supervises awareness campaigns for the public (cultural activities, conferences, outings)

    Expertise:  outdoor activities, botany and meteorology