Jim Lockhart, President Colorado Springs, Legal writer (ret.) Jim helps lead our wilderness hikes and has inventoried many of the Forest and BLM roadless areas as a part of the mapping team. He is active in Pikes Peak Group of Sierra Club. He hopes to complete the John Muir Trail in California’s Sierras this year. Jim can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
John Stansfield, Vice-president Monument, Storyteller/writer John has a special interest in wilderness and has represented Wild Connections in the coalition that secured the designation of Browns Canyon National Monument. He is active in Pikes Peak Sierra Club and Coordinator of the Central Colorado Wilderness Coalition. John is noted for his historical re-enactments as frontier physician Dr. Charles Fox Gardiner and national park pioneers Enos Mills and John Otto. He has a special fondness for Alaska’s wild backcountry. John can be reached at email@example.com.
Alison Gallensky, Secretary Westminster, GIS expert Alison’s extensive background in software engineering and geographic information systems have been put to use in support of Wild Connections mapping and roadless area inventories. She is Rocky Mountain Wild’s GIS/IT Director and active in GIS in the Rockies. She likes travel and visit far flung places across North America. Alison can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Claude Neumann, Treasurer Denver, Civil Engineer (ret.) Claude is a long time Board member He is retired from the Building Dept for the City of Denver. He is a hike leader in the Colorado Mountain Club and involved in their conservation efforts. His special wilderness interest often leads him to Utah to explore the canyons and and support protection of the red rock lands. Claude can be reached at email@example.com.
Misi Ballard Greenwood Village, Conservation activist Misi is particularly interested in Wild Connections’ work in South Park, including the BLM Master Leasing Plan and Farnum Peak restoration project. She has experience as an environmental law paralegal and as director of a non-profit working with women weavers in Guatemala. She is Great Old Broads for Wilderness’ leader for South Park. Misi can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org
Karl Ford, Ph.D.
Denver, Environmental Scientist
Karl is retired from the Bureau of Land Management. His interests are in natural history, public lands conservation and climate change. He will compete the triple crown of the Appalachian Trail, Pacific Crest Trail, and Continental Divide Trail; also the Colorado Trail. He is active in the Colorado Mountain Club as an instructor and in conservation. Karl can be reached at earthford@aol .com.
Kristin Skoog Colorado Springs, Software Engineer Kristin has been part of our roadless area inventory team and lends her hiking skills and extensive technical expertise to the mapping project. Her background is in software engineering in the aerospace, transportation, and data storage industries. Kristin can be reached at email@example.com
John Sztukowski, Conservation Director Salida, program implementation John is our staff person with special responsibilities for overseeing the BLM lands inventories, the BLM Eastern Colorado Resource Management Plan (RMP) process, and the Pike-San Isabel National Forest travel system revision. He is our go-to person for information and advocacy on a broad range of issues in our region. John has an eclectic background ranging from climate change to sustainable agriculture to habitat restoration, and wilderness conservation. John can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Wild Connections' mission is to identify, protect, and restore wildlands, native species, and biological diversity in the Arkansas and South Platte watersheds. They are the ancestral lands of the Ute, Cheyenne, Arapaho and other indigenous peoples.