Join us for a PIZZA LUNCH and insider perspectives on post-fire recovery and land management, and how to become a Watershed Restoration Project Manager in this inspiring panel presentation with the Hermit’s Peak Watershed Alliance!
Our panelists include:
Patrick Gutierrez, a native New Mexican, with a background in conservation management ecological research and habitat restoration. Growing up on a cattle ranch in Trujillo, NM, he has experienced first-hand land management challenges that are impacting the Southwest, including the lasting legacy of overgrazing, extended drought, and loss of grassland productivity from erosion problems and juniper encroachment.
Renee Hernandez, a native New Mexican born and raised in Santa Fe. She grew up going camping and fishing with her family as a child across Northern New Mexico where her passion for the outdoors began. She moved to Las Vegas in 2018 and graduated from New Mexico Highlands University with a bachelor’s degree in Conservation Management with a minor in Forest Management in the spring of 2020. Working for Hermits Peak Watershed Alliance has given her the opportunity to help contribute to the restoration and sustainability of New Mexico’s natural resources.
Nick Maurer, a native Ohioan. He has a background in conservation biology and ecological management. Nick has worked on several vegetation and wildlife projects across the United States for the Department of the Interior and Bureau of Land Management. Most recently, he worked as an Ecological Analyst for the Ohio Department of Natural Resources. Nick’s academic work in Biology at New Mexico Highlands University, found him studying snake habitat usage.