Kim Crumbo

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Kim Crumbo "is currently the Northern Representative for the Arizona Wilderness Coalition and Wilderness Coordinator for the Grand Canyon Wildlands Council. He is coordinating the conservationist’s wilderness recommendation, including a regional wildlands network design, for the northern Arizona wilderness campaign.

"Kim served as the river ranger, resource management specialist and Wilderness Coordinator for Grand Canyon National Park from 1980 to 1999. As Wilderness Coordinator for the park, he provided guidance for NPS wilderness preservation and management in the park and in park documents. He also worked to rehabilitate or mitigate ground surface disturbance within the Grand Canyon National Park proposed wilderness, including the river corridor. He coordinated the wilderness volunteer program, contributed to NEPA compliance reviews, and assisted in exotic species inventory and removal. As former board president of the Grand Canyon Wildlands Council, his extensive understanding of ecosystem conservation, including wildlands network design (WND), the precautionary approach, and applied principles of conservation biology have significantly contributed to the development and implementation of a Grand Canyon Ecoregion WND.

"Kim also worked as a professional river guide and as Wilderness Coordinator for the Sierra Club in Utah. Before his work on rivers and wilderness, he spent four years with the Navy’s SEAL Team One completing two combat deployments to Vietnam. Kim received a B.S. in Environmental Studies from Utah State University, with postgraduate work in outdoor recreation. His publications include A River Runners Guide to the History of Grand Canyon, a chapter in Grand Canyon: Intimate Views, an article in the International Journal of Wilderness titled Wilderness Management at Grand Canyon: Waiting For Godot?, and an article about the ecological impacts of roads in Wild Earth magazine." [1]

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