Jim Stark is Director of the U. S Geological Survey’s Water Science Center in Minnesota. As Director he manages the Center’s programs and works cooperatively with federal, state and local governmental partners. Jim began his USGS career in Michigan and also worked in Utah before coming to Minnesota. Prior to becoming Director Jim served as the Center’s GroundwaterSpecialist as well as directing the National Water Quality Assessment and Studies Programs in Minnesota.
He has been the author of more than 60 scientific reports and journal articles that focus on groundwater and groundwater/surface water interactions. Jim is a licensed Professional Geologist in Minnesota. He holds a BS degree from the University of Minnesota, MS degrees in geology and in water resources from the University of Wisconsin, and an MBA from the University of St Thomas. We are glad he also serves on the Aquatic Ecosystem Health Committee of our Board.