Richard Ingebretsen

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Richard Ingebretsen, "founded Glen Canyon Institute in 1996, with the help of legendary conservationist David Brower. Rich first visited Glen Canyon as a young boy scout and developed a great love for the canyons that would later be destroyed by the floodwaters of Lake Powell reservoir. For the past 15 years, he has dedicated his life to restoring the natural health and beauty of Glen Canyon and the Colorado River. He is a physician and faculty member at the University of Utah School of Medicine and Department of Physics, and the founder and President of Utah Wilderness Medicine. He also serves as vice chairman of the Southern Utah Wilderness Alliance and is the President of Riverbound Adventures, an educational river-running company. His love for medicine and the environment has taken him around the world to places such as Ghana, Kenya, Ethiopia, Guatemala, and Paraguay. He enjoys hiking, running, spending time with friends and family, and especially, running the white-waters of the Colorado River. He lives in Salt Lake City, Utah."[1]

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  1. Glen Canyon Institute Board, organizational web page, accessed April 19, 2012.