Southwest Field Manager
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John Cornell joined the TRCP as the New Mexico field representative in August 2016. As a resident of Sierra County and an avid sportsman, John has spent the past eight years as the sportsman coordinator for the New Mexico Wildlife Federation, working on public lands access, General Mining Act reform, and public lands protection in coordination with the Forest Service and Bureau of Land Management. He holds a bachelor’s degree in forest management from Oklahoma State University and spent 30 years working in the forest products industry, and for more than half that time he also owned and operated his own business. John is president of Doña Ana County Associated Sportsmen, co-chairman of Southwest Consolidated Sportsmen, and a member of the U. S. Forest Service’s Southern New Mexico Resource Advisory Committee, the Land Management Resource Advisory Committee to the BLM’s Southwest District, and the Rio Grande Citizens Forum Board of the International Boundary Water Commission.