Anthony Anella - Secretary & Founder
Born and raised in Albuquerque, Anthony Anella is a conservationist, an author, an artist, and an architect. As the designer and one of the developers of the Montosa Ranch project, he helped protect 30,828 acres of the ranch with a conservation easement. This project, located near Magdalena, NM, is profiled in SAVING THE RANCH: Conservation Easement Design in the American West, Island Press (2004), which he co-authored. He also co-authored IMAGINE A CITY THAT REMEMBERS: The Albuquerque Rephotography Project, UNM Press (2018), a book of essays concerned with conserving Albuquerque, in all its quirkiness, as a place that matters. From 2005-2009, he served on the board of the New Mexico Land Conservancy. In 2009, he initiated and co-chaired the Aldo Leopold Centennial Celebration in New Mexico. From 2010-2015 he served on the national board of the Aldo Leopold Foundation.
As an artist, he is interested in sculpture that interacts gracefully with Nature. The LAND QUILT, a collaboration with Cara McCulloch, is a playful experiment in art and ecology designed to spark conversations about the environment and the role of art in guiding society toward a more graceful relationship with Nature (http://landquilt.com/ ). HYDROGRAPH: Rio Grande Triptych measures water flow in the Rio Grande at the Central Avenue (Route 66) bridge in Albuquerque. It also monitors the human decisions affecting the allocation of that water (http://www.anella.com/documents/hydrograph.html).