CSU Salazar Center for North American Conservation
Beth Conover is the inaugural director of the Salazar Center for North American Conservation at Colorado State University. She was previously senior vice president for natural resources and community development at the Gates Family Foundation in Denver. She served as senior policy advisor to Denver Mayor John W. Hickenlooper and was the founding director of Greenprint Denver, the city’s sustainability program. She has worked for over 30 years on conservation and community development in the American West, in rural and urban areas, and in Zimbabwe, southern Africa. Conover is editor and co-author of How the West Was Warmed: Responding to Climate Change in the Rockies (Fulcrum Press, 2009).