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Dwayne Lefthand
Taos Pueblo Conservation Program Coordinator
Dwayne is a Taos Pueblo native who is a devoted conservation. He is a true outdoorsman. When he is not hunting, fishing or in the wilderness, he is enjoying time with his wife, children and grandchildren. Dwayne and his family are proud of their heritage, traditions and way of life at the Pueblo. As an active member in his community, he has been involved in Tribal Government in several different roles of leadership. After completing two years of Mexican Spotted Owl surveys for the Santa Fe Forest Service, Dwayne returned home for traditional obligations. His experience in Forestry and Wildland Fire has kept him home working in many aspects from planning, implementation and monitoring on Tribal conservation and mitigation projects after the Encebado Fire in 2003. As an RMYC alumni himself, Dwayne is proud to be part of the first ever Taos Pueblo Rocky Mountain Youth Corps Crew.
Dwayne is taking a leave for one year in 2021 to serve as the Taos Pueblo Tribal Secretary. We look forward to his return in 2022. In the meantime, please contact Darien Fernandez at darien@youthcorps.org if you have any questions about the Taos Pueblo Conservation program.