Carol's love of wilderness and wildlife began in her childhood summers, as she rambled on her grandparents' 200 acre farm in New York state. In 1969 she moved West and became addicted to backpacking and hiking the north rim of the Grand Canyon and southern Utah. Carol was drawn to the forests and wilderness of New Mexico and moved here 21 years ago.
Carol's love of New Mexico led her to become a grassroots activist, working to preserve our forests and create new Wilderness. She is a Board member of the NM Wilderness Alliance and the Upper Pecos Watershed Association. She is also a core member of NM Wildways, focused on protecting wildlife corridors in the Southwest. She worked with area residents to provide input on the Santa Fe National Forest Travel Management Plan from scoping through final EIS, and with elected officials to further community interests.
Carol lives in Glorieta on 58 unspoiled acres with the Santa Fe National Forest next door. When not involved in conservation work, she enjoys gardening, playing with her 2 dogs and 2 horses, hiking, birdwatching and reading.