Department Directory


Jill Handwerk

Senior Research Associate

Jill Handwerk, Botany Team Lead and Information Manager at CNHP, has over 20 years of experience in Colorado botany. Through her work as lead organizer of the annual Colorado Rare Plant Symposia, and at CNHP, she has close working relationships with botanists throughout the region, including USFWS, USFS, BLM, UT and WY heritage programs, local consultants, and regional herbaria. Ms. Handwerk has been the principal investigator on numerous botanical projects including work for the USFWS, USFS, BLM, and Colorado Parks and Wildlife. Most recently Ms. Handwerk was the lead author on the Rare Plant Addendum to the 2015 Colorado Wildlife Action Plan, and the lead botanical editor of the 2015 Climate Change Vulnerability Assessment for Colorado Bureau of Land Management.

John Hawkins

Senior Research Associate

Michael Menefee

Research Associate III: Environmental Review and Data Distribution

I am a conservation scientist at CNHP with expertise in technical report writing, geographic information systems, spatial analysis, information technology, graphic design, desktop publishing software, project administration, photography, public outreach and communications.

Bill Pate

Research Associate

Sarah Reed

Affiliate Faculty, Graduate Co-Adviser, Instructor

Renee Rondeau

Senior Research Associate

Kim Samsel

Admin Assistant III

Robert Schorr

Senior Research Associate

Population ecology and conservation of rare vertebrates and invertebrates

Sean Seal

Research Associate III

Larval Fish Laboratory Curator Assistant Collection Manager (145k containers and counting!)

John Sovell

Senior Research Associate