Mike Wells completed a 34-year career with California State Parks in 2010. His first permanent assignment in 1977 was Anza-Borrego Desert State Park, where he served as a state park ranger. Over the next three decades he enjoyed assignments in the Sierra Nevada foothills, coastal redwoods, and beaches, serving as a ranger, resource ecologist, and park superintendent. His final assignment was district superintendent of the Colorado Desert District, which includes ABDSP. Mike has a PhD in physical geography from a joint program with San Diego State University and the University of California, Santa Barbara. His area of study is fire ecology of southern California forest and chaparral communities. He was a lecturer for the Department of Biology, University of San Diego, from 2001–2017.
This book evolved from a course on the natural history of the Anza-Borrego region that was developed by the authors over a 16-year period and taught at the University of …
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- Categories: California: San Diego, Deserts: California and Southwest, Geoscience, History/Lore/Native Americans, Local Authors, Natural History/Ecology, Outdoor/Travel/Trail Maps, United States: Western.
- Format: Softcover
- Pages: 248
- Dimensions: 8.5 x 11
- ISBN: 9781941384565
- Year Published: 2019
- Language: English
- Publisher: Sunbelt Publications, Inc.