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Affiliation: 
University of Florida
Title: 
Coordinator
Department: 
Pic Macaya Biosph Reserve Proj
Expertise: 
History/Conservation

Biography

Paul Paryski has been involved with environmental issues most of his professional life. His began his career as a teacher, then as a Foreign Service Officer, and finally worked with the United Nations Development Programme on environmental policy, planning and governance. In Haiti, he helped establish two national parks and the Haitian Ministry of the Environment. Since 2000, he lives in Santa Fe, New Mexico. He serves on Governor Richardson' s Blue Ribbon Water Task Force, the Jemez y Sangre Water Planning Council, the NM State Engineer's Water Wise Development Committee, and is the Conservation Chair of the Northern New Mexico Group of the Sierra Club. He was an active member of the Alliance for the Rio Grande Heritage. He helped write and pass New Mexico's Graywater Act and State Water Planning Act, and has been active in building bridges with non- environmental traditional communities who depend on New Mexico's unique natural resources. Paul has a BA from Williams College and a MA from Columbia University.