Remembering Garren Evans (April 15, 1971 - August 9, 2008), who helped create EcoSnake.com, a true friend of nature and amphibians and reptiles
About Reptile Conservation Resources
The mission of Reptile Conservation Resources Inc. is to promote understanding of the role of reptiles and amphibians in the wild and in captivity. Reptile Conservation Resources, Inc. provides informational and educational programs on the natural history and captive care of amphibians and reptiles.
Our philosophy is that if we are to conserve and preserve the living resources of the earth, we must do all possible to understand the diversity of life that has been on our planet since the beginning of time.
The EcoSnake Team
FRANK LUNDBURG, president of Reptile Conservation Resources, Inc. has been a natural resources consultant and wildlife educator since 1990.
He attended the George Washington University and holds BA and MA degrees from Idaho State University and the University of Oregon.
Frank has written numerous articles on conservation and care of amphibians and reptiles. He has also been featured in numerous interviews and educational presentations for commercial and public television and radio programs.
He has been an adjunct instructor for Herpetology Workshops at Boise State University since 1997.
His biography is listed as a conservationist in “Who’s Who in the World” and “Who’s Who in America.”
Professional associations have included the Idaho Herpetological Society, the Idaho Academy of Science and the Chicago Herpetological Society. Frank is a recipient of the Meridian School District’s (Idaho’s largest school district) Friend of Education Award.
He has presented papers concerning promotion of amphibian and reptile conservation and education to the 15th and 31st meetings of the International Herpetological Symposium. He served as Board Member and Secretary of the International Herpetological Symposium from 2007 until 2011.
He was a participant in the First World Congress of Herpetology held at the University of Kent in Canterbury, United Kingdom, in 1989.
He is one of the founders and a past president of the Idaho Herpetological Society and has been honored with both a lifetime membership and that organization’s Award for Outstanding Contributions to Herpetology in Idaho.
His natural resource public policy experience includes serving as a public information specialist for the Idaho Department of Fish and game and serving as legislative advisor for the Idaho Fish and Wildlife Foundation and the Idaho Wildlife Federation.
SCOTT SMITH, wildlife educator and paramedic was trained in emergency medicine as a combat medic in the United States Navy and served from 1992 – 2006. He then worked as a veterinary technician for six years prior to his present paramedic work. He currently works for the Kuna Rural Fire District and teaches emergency medical services classes.
Scott has helped Reptile Conservation Resources, Inc. present the educational program, Rattlesnake Awareness and Outdoor Safety for the past fifteen years. He also has been an assistant facilitator for the Natural History of Amphibians and Reptiles Boise State University workshop for fifteen years. Scott has enabled people to better appreciate and understand amphibians and reptiles. In addition to his work on the “EcoSnake team, he is a past vice-president of the Idaho Herpetological Society.
Some of the EcoSnake Team’s clients have included
- Discovery Center of Idaho
- Idaho Environmental Educators Association
- Idaho Science Teachers Association
- Idaho Department of Fish and Game
- Idaho Department of Environmental Quality
- Idaho Zoological Society
- Zamzows of Idaho
- Idaho Museum of Natural History
- Boise State University
- Idaho Wildlife Federation
- University of Idaho
- Idaho Department of Agriculture
- Idaho Fish and Wildlife Foundation
- Numerous schools and educational facilities in Idaho and the Pacific Northwest.
- North by Northwest Productions, Spokane and Boise
- Sysco Foods
- Environmental Research Center, Sun Valley.
- Boise School District.
- Biology – The College of Arts and Sciences | Boise State University
Read Frank Lundburg’s essay describing why he cares so much about amphibians and reptiles: The Silent Secret of Snakes