Ed Roberson

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Ed Roberson is a Colorado-based conservationist and creator of Mountain & Prairie, a top-ranked podcast featuring long-form interviews with innovators of the American West.

Since its first episode in early 2016, Mountain & Prairie has gone on to be recognized by the Aspen Institute, Patagonia, Apple Podcasts, MeatEater, The Nature Conservancy, Tompkins Conservation, The Arthur M. Blank Family Foundation, The Mighty Arrow Family Foundation, High Country News, Colorado Parks and Wildlife, the Montana Governor’s Office, and more.

Ed’s career has focused on land, water, and conservation for nearly two decades, primarily in the American West. He served as Conservation Director at Palmer Land Conservancy for four years, leading the organization’s cutting-edge water conservation efforts in southeastern Colorado. Prior to Palmer, he was a ranch broker and worked extensively throughout Colorado, Wyoming, Montana, and Idaho. He has also served on boards and committees for a wide range of conservation organizations in Colorado.

Ed holds a BA in economics and an MBA with a concentration in finance, both from Wake Forest University. He is also a proud graduate of the National Outdoor Leadership School (NOLS). Away from work, Ed is a committed husband, father of two young girls, voracious reader, comically slow ultrarunner, blundering Brazilian jiu-jitsu player, and devotee of the Strenuous Life.

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