Cheryl Cufre leads COL’s conservation easement stewardship and landowner assistance programs. For the past 13 years at COL she has worked to provide landowners with resources to effectively steward their conserved lands and to ensure that conservation values of each conservation easement are upheld. Growing up on a small farm in Wisconsin, Cheryl moved to Colorado in 1996 and fell in love with its short-grass prairies. Cheryl has a M.S in Rangeland Ecosystem Science from Colorado State University and a B.A. in Geography and Environmental Studies from the University of Colorado. Her interest in rangeland ecology has also led her to the semi-arid Chaco ecosystem of Argentina where she worked with ecologists and ranchers in developing improved range management strategies for subsistence ranching.