Colorado embodies the spirit of adventure and discovery that defines our nation. The bounty, history, and romantic allure of our dramatic landscapes have inspired generations of people worldwide to come to the Mountain West. Included in this long list of people have been hunter gatherers, prospectors, explorers, vacationers in their RVs, and us! In this presentation, David Anderson leads the audience on a wild ride through an overview of Colorado’s natural history. In the process, he explores our landscapes through many different lenses. David looks at how geological processes, evolution, and human enterprise have wrought the face of Colorado. We can’t talk about natural history without talking about the key people in our storyline of discovery. David also focuses in on some of our most fascinating natural history treasures and their stories.
David Anderson is a natural historian who works with Colorado’s conservation community to support informed decision-making. As the Director and Chief Scientist for the Colorado Natural Heritage Program (CNHP), he works to support sustainable conservation and land management.