About Us

Our Mission

To articulate and foster critical links between nature and human health by providing a collaborative arena in which representatives of diverse societal sectors can equitably engage, share ideas, formulate actions, and implement solutions.

Our Vision

All Utahns understand the critical links between people and nature, and help to ensure those critical links are accessible to everyone in our community.

Our Team


Tim Brown: President/CEO of Tracy Aviary

Dart Schmalz: Interim Chair/Associate Professor, U of U Department of Parks, Recreation, and Tourism

Nalini Nadkarni: Professor Emerita, U of U Department of Biological Sciences