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  • Jim is a founding associate of the Center for Protected Area Management at Colorado State University and an instructor in the Human Dimensions of Natural Resources Department at CSU. He is a lead instructor and past coordinator of the annual Management of Protected Areas five-week short course for Spanish-speaking protected area professionals and has been involved in the course since its second year in 1991. Jim has provided, and continues to provide, training and technical assistance to numerous protected areas, agencies, and non-governmental organizations in Latin America and the U.S. His primary areas of interest include training of field rangers, protected area planning, tourism and public use management, community-based conservation, and project evaluation. On a local level, Jim is active in issues of planning, land use, open space, and community conservation, especially as they relate to the older, city center neighborhoods of Fort Collins.


M.S., Recreation Resources Management (Protected Areas Management concentration) - Colorado State University
Fort Collins, CO, 1996

B.A., Spanish - University of Wisconsin-Madison
Madison, WI, 1982