Current work in wildlife, rivers, public lands, and climate
Devastated New Mexico rivers and streamside ecosystems
These once biologically rich areas are in the "worst shape in history," according to the EPA
Riparian areas, instead of being lush green oasis in the hot dry climate, are void of vegetation, eroding and, frequently as dry as uplands.
Like the keystone that supports an archway in architectural design, keystone species sustain ecosystems.
As western economies change from being extractive based to more environmentally friendly, non-commodity values such as wildlife, water quality, and recreation are increasingly important