About Us

Mission Statement

The Natural History of the Gila Symposium’s mission is to provide a venue for researchers, land managers, conservationists, and educators to meet and share information and ideas gathered from the Gila Region including watersheds and neighboring areas extending into southwestern New Mexico, southeastern Arizona and Mexico.

Partners for this symposium include: United States Forest Service, Western Institute of Lifelong Learning, Bureau of Land Management, Native Plant Society of New Mexico – Gila Chapter, the Audubon Society (Southwestern New Mexico Chapter), New Mexico State University, and Western New Mexico University.

Gila National Forest Service funding allows everyone to attend the Natural History of the Gila Symposium FREE OF CHARGE.

Steering Committee Members: Wen-chi Chen, Joneen (Jony) Cockman, Gregor Hamilton, Beth Leuck, Dustin Myers, Corrie Neighbors, William (Bill) Norris, Theodore (Ted) Presler, Art Telles, Roland Shook, Heather Steinmann, and Kathy Whiteman.

For information contact Dr. William Norris at norrisw@wnmu.edu