Welcome To The HUPC Board, Megan Barker!
Wild places have always provided a sense of balance and renewal for
me. I cherish their spiritual and ecological value. My first connections
to wilderness were forged in the Uintas on family backpacks. Although
those first distances traveled on little legs were not long, the sense
of wonder was great as I explored the forests and meadows around Cliff
Lake, scampering on boulders and marvelling at all the mosquitoes on
Dad's back as he collected water.
During college, I was fortunate to spend a summer on the East Fork and
Little East Fork Black's Fork, living and working as a research technician.
Gangly moose, intense storms, strawberry patches, ringtail cat-- these
and other memories from that summer and other wild places sustain my
everyday life in not- so- wild places.
I have long admired the passion and vision of first UWA and now HUPC
and am excited to join their efforts to protect and honor these dear
mountains. When not playing in the mountains, I try to spark connections
between students and the land in my role as School Programs Director
at the Allen and Alice Stokes Nature Center in Logan.