Conservation Planner (joined TNC 2001)
Dale leads planning efforts for the Arizona chapter of The Nature Conservancy, working on site, watershed, and ecoregional efforts to guide and prioritize conservation action. Current and recent efforts include whole-river planning exercises for the San Pedro and Verde rivers, and a multi-agency management plan for the Aravaipa Canyon area.
Trained as a herpetologist, Dale has studied dune-dwelling lizards and plants, and conducted herpetological inventories in protected areas around southern Arizona. He also worked for the National Park Service, studying saguaros in Saguaro National Park and helping direct a biological inventory program for 11 National Park Service units.
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