More About Graham
Graham is an ecologist with over five years of experience in rangeland ecology, watershed management, natural resource stewardship, and ecological restoration. Graham previously served as a wastewater operator for a water treatment facility where he was an active member in the sustainability and wellness committees. Graham also served as a rangeland technician with the United States Forest Service in both the Routt National Forest and the Medicine Bow National Forest. He conducted intensive utilization monitoring of range pastures as well as extensive vegetation monitoring on three different post wildfire burn sites, facilitating various monitoring methods.
Throughout his career, Graham has participated in multiple conservation projects in a variety of ecosystems ranging from rapid monitoring of aquatic species on the Great Barrier Reef to reforestation of a rainforest with the Punakaiki Coastal Restoration Project, as well as a variety of stream rehabilitation projects in the montane systems of the Rocky Mountains. Graham's goal as an ecologist in the Rocky Mountain region is to help repair the ecosystem functions of watersheds to their full capacity while increasing the percentage of watershed land area in Colorado.
Graham enjoys volunteer work and currently works with the Eagle River Watershed Council and Adopt-a-Trail in Vail, CO. His previous volunteer work includes the Vail Mountain Search & Rescue, Conservation Volunteers - New Zealand, Conservation Volunteers - Australia, and Eye on the Reef - Australia. Graham holds a Bachelor of Science in Rangeland Ecology and Watershed Management from the University of Wyoming and is in the process of obtaining his Masters in Natural Resource Stewardship with a focus in Ecological Restoration from Colorado State University.
- Colorado State C-Level Wastewater Certified (Sep. 2019)
- Colorado State D-Level Wastewater Certified (Oct. 2018
- Confined space training and entry, ERWSD: Avon, CO (May 2018)
- Wildland fire fighting Red Card certified (S-130, S-190, L-180, ICS-100), updated 4-wheeler, and First AID certified from the U.S. Forest Service: Laramie, WY (May 2017)
- Open Water Diving certified from PADI: Cairns, Australia (Sep.2016)
- Chainsaw and First AID certified from the U.S. Forest Service: Yampa, CO (June 2015)
- GIS certificate from the University of Wyoming: Laramie, WY (Dec. 2014)