Carianne Campbell, Restoration Director of Sky Island Alliance at DGT

    June 5, 2017 @ 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm
    Dragon's View restaurant
    400 N Bonita Ave
    Tucson, AZ 85745
    Carianne Campbell

    Carianne Campbell, Restoration Director
    Carianne has over 15 years of restoration experience throughout the desert southwest, mostly in the dry washes and desert uplands. She enjoys working with Sky Island Alliance to connect people to the sky islands through ecological restoration projects – improving habitat for wildlife and the lifting human spirits at the same time. She’s the President of the Southwest Chapter of the Society for Ecological Restoration, and in the past have served as President of the Tucson Chapter of the Arizona Native Plant Society and as the Wildlife Habitat Representative on the City of Tucson Landscape Advisory Committee.

    Carianne specializes in using vegetation ecology field methods to develop and monitor restoration projects; designing and implementing invasive species management plans; and applying novel low-tech approaches to achieve restoration objectives. She studied Botany at Prescott College can often be found lying on the ground looking at flowers.

    Phone: 520-624-7080 x 19


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    Carolyn Classen
    Carolyn Sugiyama Classen, a life long Democrat, was born & raised in the State of Hawaii, was a Legislative Aide for U.S. Senator Daniel K. Inouye on Capitol Hill, and practiced law for a while. In Tucson she worked as a tribal staff attorney for the Pascua Yaqui Tribe and later was the Interim Executive Director of the now defunct Domestic Violence Commission. In 2008 she became a “My Tucson” guest columnist for the Tucson Citizen newspaper, then continued blogging for for over four and a half years. Her blogsite was entitled “Carolyn’s Community” about community events and some political news, until Gannett Publishing shut down the site on January 31, 2014. She started with Blog for Arizona on Feb. 11, 2014. Part time she has been sitting as a Hearing Officer in Pima County Consolidated Justice Courts Small Claims Division since April, 2005. She is married to University of Arizona Distinguished Professor Albrecht Classen, a native of Germany. They have one son, who lives in Seattle, WA with his wife and daughter. She is also the Editor of the Southern Arizona Japanese Cultural Coalition website, (since Jan. 2013).


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