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Kevin Dahl and Rep. Raul Grijalva on the South Rim of the Grand Canyon during a field hearing on stopping uranium mining on public lands near the Park.

Kevin Dahl works as Arizona’s Senior Program Manager for the National Parks Conservation Association in the Southwest region. During the Democrats of Great Tucson meeting, Kevin will talk about his work protecting National Parks in Arizona, and his other conservation work. He will also describe his efforts to become a Tucson City Council member representing Ward 3.

Kevin focuses on issues concerning Arizona’s national parks, including such well-known places as Grand Canyon, Petrified Forest, and Saguaro.

Prior to NPCA, Kevin was executive director of Native Seeds/SEARCH, a regional group that works to preserve the genetic diversity of Southwestern Native American crops. He was also executive director of the Tucson Audubon Society and Natural Resources Superintendent for Pima County’s Parks and Recreation Department.

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An alumnus of both the University of Arizona and Arizona State University, Kevin has a long-term interest in plants that led to a degree in ethnobotany from Prescott College. He is the author of Wild Plants of the Sonoran Desert, published by the Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum, and Native Harvest: Authentic Southwestern Gardening, published by the Western National Parks Association.


  • Studied Ethnobotany at Prescott College
  • Studied Economics at Arizona State University
  • Studied Journalism at The University of Arizona
  • Went to Saguaro High School
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