James’ yearning to explore every nook of a landscape provides for the strong attention to detail he exercises in his work as Conservation Program Associate. With an upbringing amidst a pastoral collage of private lands, James appreciates wild places and is passionate about preserving them. On the job, he explores and documents wild areas on public land and then prepares follow-up wilderness inventory reports. His professional background is in field botany, fire ecology, and horticulture. He is a Prescott College graduate with a B.S. in Environmental Studies. He enjoys hiking, trail running, gardening, playing guitar, creative home improvements, river canoeing, and blues music.