Resources for Rangers

Conservation driving workshop

In December 2014, ConserVentures donated a one-day training workshop to Sky Island Alliance for their field staff. We taught basic four-wheel-drive techniques, simple recovery, and most importantly, low-impact driving skills. Jonathan Hanson was the primary instructor, with Brian DeArmon assisting. 

Check out our photos here.

Are you an organization that uses four-wheel-drives for field work? Please contact us about our free training.

Wolf bike gets some upgrades, courtesy Overland Expo community

Earlier in 2014, Steve Dibble donated a 2006 BMW F650GS to ConserVentures (see below). 

Part of the Wolf Bike project is to properly outfit the bike for such remote and rugged conditions. At Overland Expo 2014 WEST, the Wolf bike received donations from  Jesse Luggage (panniers), RawHyde Adventures (set of tires), Baja Design (lighting), Wolfman Luggage (dry bag), Kinder Rider (LS2 helmet), Woody's Wheel Works and Ironhorse BMW. In addition, Bob Allen of Adventure Pockets donated and installed three motoPOCKETs on the Wolf Bike project: The motoPOCKET Windshield (11 x 7 x 2 in.), The motoPOCKET Side Case (14 x 6 x 2 in.) and The motoPOCKET Side Case with netting (14 x 6 x 2 in.). With convenience and durability in mind, MotoPOCKETs are a universal size and attach with heavy-duty Velcro to create an on-board storage solution.

Craig provided a full review for us, which is published here, on Overland Tech and Travel.

Project Wolf Bike

In 2014, Steve Dribble donated a 2006 BMW F650GS to ConserVentures to further our mission to promote exploration and to conserve our natural and cultural heritage. 

In an effort to support field work for the endangered Mexican gray wolf, the bike ended up in the hands of Craig Miller, the Southwest representative for Defenders of Wildlife and a lifelong motorcycle enthusiast. Craig has been a tireless advocate for wildlife conservation in the Southwest for over 30 years. [For more details, please see his bio here.]. 

Craig’s work takes him deep into Arizona and New Mexico backcountry on rugged forest roads. The Wolf Bike allows him to move more quickly and efficiently, covering more ground to engage people in wolf conservation. "It’s helped me maintain a more consistent presence in the field, and the rides between ranches keep me energized for the difficult visits."

Stay tuned as we add accessories to upgrade the bike for Craig's field work, part of our Resources for Rangers program.