Wild Connections' mission is to identify, protect, and restore wildlands, native species, and biological diversity in the Upper Arkansas and South Platte watersheds.
You can contact Wild Connections at email@example.com or (817) 939-4239. Our mailing address is 2168 Pheasant Place, Colorado Springs, CO 80909
John Sztukowski, our Conservation Director, is the best contact for information related to BLM and Forest Service Management Planning. firstname.lastname@example.org
Board of Directors
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 email@example.com.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 email@example.com.
Deb Overn, Treasurer Denver, Attorney Deb served a number of years as Wild Connections President and is active in our restoration and mapping programs. She is currently with the Denver City and County’s DIA Legal Services. In the past she applied her law skills and passion for the environment at Denver Audubon Society and Earth Justice, as well as a time in private practice. Deb can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 email@example.com
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.
Claude Neumann Denver, Civil Engineer Claude is a long time Board member who has been our liaison to the Colorado Mountain Club and chair of it's Denver Group Conservation Committee. He has spent many weekends on the Rampart Range Wildlands Project. Claude has been a Plan Review Engineer in his many years with the city and county of Denver. His special wilderness interest often leads him to Utah to explore the canyons there. Claude can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 Coaldale, program implementation John is our staff person with special responsibilities for overseeing the BLM Lands with Wilderness Characteristics (LWC) inventory and participation in the BLM Eastern Colorado Resource Management Plan (RMP) process. 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.
Cara Mullineaux, Leeds School of Business Fellow Denver, Business administration Cara studies at the Leeds School of Business, Universtiy of Colorado Boulder. She comes to Wild Connections under their Fellowship program and will be working on upgrading our constituency management systems this year. She graduated from the University of Puget Sound, and among other things had a challenging summer as a Safari Instructor at the Denver Zoo.