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Colorado College State of the Rockies Project

Staff Director, Brendan Boepple
14 E. Cache La Poudre St.
Colorado Springs, CO 80903

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Eric Perramond

State of the Rockies Project

Environmental Science, Southwest Studies

Hulbert Center for Southwest Studies, #203



Eric Perramond is associate professor of environment science and southwest studies, and project director for the State of the Rockies Project at Colorado College, Colorado Springs, Colorado. Eric received his B.A. degree from Mary Washington College, his M.A. (1994) from Louisiana State University and Ph.D. (1999) from the University of Texas Austin, all in the deiscipline of geography. As a human environment geographer, Eric teaches in the environment program and the southwest studies program, including environmental management, climate change, political ecology of the southwest, and other nature society courses. He conducted research in the Greater Southwest and the French Pyrenees, and is the author of "Pollitical Ecologies of Cattle Ranching in Northern Mexico: Private Revolutions (Tuscon, University of Arizona Press, 2010) and co-author of "An Introduction to Human Environment Geography: Local Dynamics and Global Processes (2013, Wiley-Blackwell). His current research project (and next book) is centered on water rights, and water management, in the state of New Mexico, and has appeared in such journals as Water Alternatives and Geoforum.

Brendan Boepple

Staff Director
State of the Rockies Project

14 E. Cache La Poudre
Colorado Springs, CO 80903 


Brendan Boepple is the Assistant Project Director for the State of the Rockies Project. In his fourth year with the Project, Brendan previously held the position of Project Program Coordinator from 2011 to 2013. Prior to that, he was a Student Researcher during the summer of 2010 and researched the Eastern Plains region of the Rocky Mountain States. Originally from Wilton, Connecticut, Brendan graduated from Colorado College in May of 2011 with a Political Science major and an Environmental Issues minor. While growing up Brendan developed a love for the outdoors and the environment, and he later worked with environmental organizations like Trout Unlimited and his local conservation land trust. In the future, Brendan hopes to further his education in natural resource policy and management, and later pursue a career in that field. His interests include skiing and fly-fishing, two activities that drew him to the Rocky Mountain region.

Matthew C. Gottfried

GIS Technical Director
State of the Rockies Project

Palmer Hall #1


Matthew C. Gottfried is the GIS technical director at Colorado College and the 2011-12 technical liaison for the State of the Rockies Project, overseeing tasks including data assimilation, GIS analysis, and logistics management. He received his B.S. (1999) in Field Biology and Environmental Studies from Ohio Northern University and his M.A. (2005) in Geography and Planning from University of Toledo where his focus was on land-use planning and GIS. Matt’s regional research focus includes studying the biogeography of critical species, land-use planning, and conservation management practices of local natural resources. 

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