The League of Women Voters will host its monthly Lunch with a Leader at 11:45 a.m. Tuesday, June 16 at Mesa Public Library.
This month Leaders are two men from the Southwest Jemez Mountains Collaborative Forest Landscape Restoration Project (Southwest Jemez CFLRP), Jeremy Marshall and Jarrett Garcia.
Marshall has been the SW Jemez Implementation Leader since November 2013. He has been involved with planning and implementation of prescribed fire, thinning and watershed restoration work associated the SW Jemez CFLRP on the Santa Fe National Forest.
Prior to this, Marshall worked on the Sweet Home All Hands Collaborative doing restoration work on the Willamette NF in Oregon. He has worked for the Forest Service in New Mexico and other Rocky Mountain states since 1996, primarily as a field Ecologist.
Marshall earned a BA in Liberal Studies (Forest Ecology Focus) in 1998 from Humboldt State University in Arcata, Calif.
Garcia recently began his position as partnership coordinator for the SW Jemez CFLRP on the Santa Fe National Forest, Jemez Ranger District. He has been employed with the Forest Service for more than four years as a landscape architect and planner.
He most recently worked on the Plumas National Forest in Northern California, with a concentration in landscape architecture, planning and recreation program management. He is a New Mexico native originally from Corrales.
Garcia graduated from the University of New Mexico in May 2014, with a Master’s Degree in Community and Regional Planning, and he also has a Master’s Degree in Landscape Architecture.
Marshall and Garcia will discuss the SWJM Project and what they have accomplished to date as well as their future plans.
To order a $10 lunch from the Co-op for the meeting, contact Karyl Ann Armbruster at 505.231.8286 or firstname.lastname@example.org. It is not mandatory to order a lunch however, anyone ordering lunch should call Armbruster by Friday, June 12.