CNAP Program Coordinator
Raquel Wertsbaugh is the Colorado Natural Areas Program Coordinator and has held this position since March 2014. Previously, Raquel was the area wildlife conservation biologist for Colorado Parks and Wildlife in Salida, CO for eight years. Raquel has also been a private land wildlife biologist in Southeastern Colorado, working with agricultural producers, in a joint position with the Natural Resource Conservation Service. Raquel earned her bachelor degree in Wildlife Biology with a minor in Rangeland Ecology from Colorado State University. Her work as a wildlife biologist has included a focus on rare and at-risk species, ranging from boreal toads to bats.
Gina Beebe started as the field technician with Colorado Natural Areas Program in Spring 2018. She graduated from the University of Kansas with a Bachelor of Science degree in Environmental Studies with a focus on sustainable agriculture. Gina takes delight in the adventures that come with field work- previously she worked with U.S. Forest Service to collect data for the National Forest Inventory and Anyalysis reasearch program in the Pacific Northwest. She also worked with a Conservation Corp based in North Carolina. Gina is excited to plant her roots in Colorado. She enjoys gardening, cooking, fiber arts, and yoga.