Jeff Bogard was born in North Iowa in 1949 and in later years worked as an assistant biologist for the Iowa Conservation Commission conducting duck, pheasant, and partridge nesting surveys. His responsibilities also included creel census surveys, and waterfowl banding.  Jeff holds a B.S. in Biology and Chemistry from Minnesota State University, which he obtained in 1972. His M.A. is in social and multicultural foundations in science teaching (with an emphasis on endangered species recovery efforts).

He authored the “wildlife” section of the Mt Vernon Land Use Plan and was an advisory committee member and participant in the design council for Clear Creek Canyon: A Plan for the Future.  During the Sheep Mountain Quarry and the Flynn Property hearings, he was a CCLC witness and gave expert testimony.  Jeff was a high school science teacher from 1972 until retirement in 2004. His teaching focused on field studies, and resource management.  He executed a tribal permit to locate, document and map Basketmaker sites on the Navajo Reservation with High School students from 1996 until 2005.  Jeff has been a participant in and board member of CCLC for over 20 years.