Project Leader: Scott Nordquist Project Dates: August 8, 2010 - May 17, 2011 E-mail address: firstname.lastname@example.org
Though he will miss cross country skiing through the Wisconsin winter, Jon Hallemeier is happy to have the opportunity to explore southern California. Growing up in the Midwest, his interest in deserts and desert restoration is a fairly recent development, stemming from a few early hikes in Utah and then two years of trekking in Egypt and the surrounding region while studying Arabic and Arab oral folk traditions. Jon hopes in the future to combine his interest in Arabic and the Middle East with his passion for conservation issues, although is he is still working out the details. Besides harsh terrain he enjoys ultimate frisbee and playing mandolin and fiddle.