Jens Deichmann, PhD
Jens first came to New Mexico in 1962 and has loved the landscape, the history, and culture ever since. After returning from Viet Nam he attended UNM and went on to earn degrees in Biology, Plant Ecology, and later on an MBA. His Master’s research studied natural plant succession on abandoned coal mine spoils in Northwestern New Mexico. Later in life he earned a PhD in Sustainability Education from Prescott College.
His research in mine reclamation in the mid-70s led him to working in the mining industry off and on through his career, sometimes making a difference in how mineral extraction was conducted, sometimes not. He evolved into environmental sciences and engineering consulting for much of his career, activities ranging from wining contracts to do soil and groundwater remediation at a former Soviet Army base in (then) Czechoslovakia, to managing several engineering and sciences firms.
He was asked to teach a seminar on Ecology and Management at UNM Anderson School of Management in 2002, and continued over a dozen years with that seminar as well as courses in Business Ethics, Strategy, and Organizational Development.
He returned to Santa Fe in recent years and is involved in several volunteer activities, from removing fencing from the Galisteo Basin Preserve to working on ideas with the Alliance for Local Economic Prosperity. He is also awaiting clearance to work as a volunteer at the Valles Caldera to monitor for trespass livestock.