Jack Wright is recently retired from New Mexico State University in Las Cruces where he served as a professor within and Chair of Geography since 1990. Jack has consulted in the land trust field for 40 years and has designed more than 100 conservation easements in New Mexico, Colorado, Wyoming and Montana. He has written five books on land conservation and geography, and numerous book chapters and journal articles on conservation easements. He also has considerable expertise in land use planning. Earlier in his career, Jack served as Planning Director for Mineral County, Montana. In Montana, he also served for eight years on the Board of the Five Valleys Land Trust based in Missoula. Jack holds three degrees in Geography: B.A. from the University of Massachusetts, M.A. from University of Montana, and a PhD. from the University of California at Berkeley.