Jonathan Tyrrell is project manager at the Keystone Policy Center, where he’s had the opportunity to work on wolf restoration; equity-focused coalitions in the intersection of people, public lands, and recreation; and facilitate national, regional, state, and local partnerships which deepen the connections communities have both to their local landscapes as well as the decision-makers who manage them.

Ever since his first knee-deep wade into the flooded banks of the riparian corridor of the Middle Rio Grande valley in his hometown of Albuquerque, New Mexico, Jonathan found his passion for conserving and connecting communities to water in the southwest. Since then, he’s worked in environmental education, endangered species and public lands conservation, and inclusive storytelling and engagement in the southwest. He currently resides in Denver, Colorado and has a Bachelor of Science in biology and psychology with a minor in chemistry from the University of New Mexico.

When he’s not working toward common higher ground, you can find Jonathan at a diy community art event, a punk or metal concert, or, of course, outside - camping in the Santa Fe National Forest, taking a walk at a local green space, or at a national park or forest - among his favorites are Carlsbad Caverns and Olympic National Park.