Conservation Contributors

Casey Pelzl
Casey Pelzl was raised just outside of Houston, TX, but her family spent all of their vacation time in Winter Park, CO. In college, she majored in Biochemistry and Philosophy, and she started her scientific career as a vaccinologist/immunologist at...
Running Bear "Bran" Harrell
Running Bear "Bran" Harrell is a climate resiliency planner, GIS software nerd, permaculture designer, and youth conservation leader of African, Genízaro and Salvadoreño ancestry. Though deeply rooted in both California and New Mexico, his expertise in community and environmental planning...
Caitlin Ruhl
Caitlin Ruhl is a wildlife biologist, hunter, angler, and mom. She has a B.S. in Zoology and is currently working toward an M.S. in Fish and Wildlife Conservation Ecology. She loves learning about all sorts of critters, but she has...
Chad Rischar
Chad Rischar earned degrees in Environmental Science and Soil & Water Science from the University of Florida.  He is also earned a fellowship from the University of Florida’s Natural Resource Leadership Institute. He is a Professional Wetland Scientist and is...
Jackson McDowell
Jackson McDowell is a hunter, angler, gatherer, and conservationist. He has a Bachelor of Science degree in Wildlife Biology. Since graduating in 2016, his work has primarily been in restoring, planting, and managing land in Minnesota to its natural habitats. ...
Paul McCarney
Paul McCarney is an environmental social scientist, hunter, and conservationist. He has a PhD in environmental studies and his research interests focus on connecting multiple forms of science and knowledge systems around conservation. He has been fortunate to travel, hunt,...