Matt Clark

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Matt Clark "is from Albuquerque, New Mexico, where he grew up against the foothills of the Sandia Mountain Wilderness. Matt received a B.S. in Environmental Sciences and a minor in Leadership Studies from Denver University in 1994. Matt has worked in various capacities for organizations such as the Sky Island Alliance (SIA), the New Mexico Wilderness Alliance (NMWA) , The Wildlands Project and the Grand Canyon Wildlands Council.

"Matt played an important role in the NM Statewide BLM Wilderness Inventory conducted by NMWA, in which he worked to integrate ecological principles for protected area design into proposed wilderness area boundary selection, and coordinated the development of detailed comments for the National Forest Roadless Area Policy. With SIA, he conducted research for the Sky Islands Wildlands Network. He went on to be coordinator and co-author of the New Mexico Highlands Wildlands Network and Conservation Vision, and is currently performing a similar role to develop the Grand Canyon Wildlands Network and Conservation Vision.

"He spent the summer of 2003 as a Eugene-Polk Fellow with the Grand Canyon National Park Foundation on the North Rim, where he conducted field research on carnivore community assembly. Most recently, Matt earned a Graduate Certificate in Conservation Ecology from Northern Arizona University.

"His interests include: preservation of wilderness, conservation biology and wildlands network design, addressing barriers to wildlife movement, predator conservation and top down regulation of ecosystems, restoration ecology, and the socio-political factors that influence wildlands and wildlife management. Matt specializes in collaborative initiatives that work to achieve common goals of conservation, restoration and sustainability." [1]

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  1. TRI Fellows, Rewilding Institute, accessed December 2, 2008.