Director of Conservation
Sarah has spent over a decade at Colorado Open Lands and leads COL’s private land conservation work. Sarah came to COL from the hot Arizona sun where she completed her M.S. in Agricultural & Resource Economics, conducting research on land and wildlife issues, especially on the law of conservation easements. Her passion for Western land protection stems from her background growing up as the sixth generation on a cattle ranch in Southeastern Arizona, where her parents and their ranching community established the Malpai Borderlands Group, a collaborative conservation organization. Sarah is past President of the Board of Directors of Re:Vision, a Denver-based food systems nonprofit, and is the current Chair of the Colorado Conservation Easement Oversight Commission.