Manager, Ladder Ranch

Dustin began working for TESF in 1998. He earned his M.Sc. in Life Science with an emphasis in Natural Resource Management in 1997 and his B.Sc. in Environmental Science in 1993 from New Mexico Highlands University.

Dustin served as the project manager for the restoration of black-footed ferrets, black-tailed prairie dogs, Gunnison’s prairie dogs, and other grassland species and their habitats. He was also actively involved in TESF’s efforts to improve the conservation status of the lesser prairie chicken at the Z Bar Ranch in Kansas. He continues to oversee the Chupadera springsnail project in New Mexico. Dustin’s professional interests include population ecology, grassland ecology, predator/prey interactions, conservation education and sustainable living. Dustin has authored and co-authored several book chapters and technical articles.