Tony is a founding member and former Chair of the Board of Directors. He is a retired geologist and was formerly the Vice-President of Exploration for the Amoco Corporation. He has been in cattle ranching around Cerros de Taos for many years, working to restore native grasslands and improve the natural productivity of his property. Tony granted a conservation easement to the Taos Land Trust on part of his ranch in 1999. He served as an Adjunct Professor at the University of New Mexico-Taos, a member of the Board of Supervisors of the Taos Soil and Water Conservation District, and a Board member of the Taos Land Trust, New Mexico Society for Range Management, New Mexico Association of Conservation Districts, BLM Resource Advisory Council, and the New Mexico Geological Society Foundation. Tony earned his B.S. and PhD degrees in geology from Ohio State University.
Dr. Anthony (Tony) Benson