Thursday, February 9, 2012 7:30 pm Manzano Mesa Center
_Conservation Issues in New Mexico Guest Speaker: Kent Salazar, Valles Caldera Trust Board
We are pleased to have with us this month Kent Salazar, a man who wears many hats—each of which has given him significant experience dealing with important conservation issues confronting New Mexico. Come hear Kent speak about conservation priorities that are currently front and center.
Kent was recently named by President Obama to serve on the Valles Caldera Trust Board. He is serving his second term as a regional representative on the National Wildlife Federation Board, is a former president of the New Mexico Wildlife Federation, and currently serves on NMWF's Board. He also belongs to AWF.
His conservation endeavors for the past 20 years have focused on the preservation of wildlife and wildlife habitat at a local, state, and national level. Kent has served ably on the New Mexico State Game Commission, as well as with the Western Governors Grand Canyon Visibility Transport Commission (which studied visibility in Class 1 Wilderness areas) and the US Senate Outdoor Resources Review Committee (which made recommendations on the needs of America's Great Outdoors to the current Presidential Administration). He has also testified at the local, state and national level on conservation legislation.
Kent is a lifelong resident of New Mexico, an avid hunter and outdoorsman, with family roots in northern NM. Kent has a BS in Biology from the University of New Mexico.