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Diana Hadley

Diana stands in front of a group of cacti, smiling at the camera.

Diana Hadley is retired from the University of Arizona, where she served as Associate Curator of Ethnohistory and Director of the Arizona State Museum’s Office of Ethnohistorical Research, specializing in the translation and editing of Spanish historical documents. She continues to focus her work on the history of land use and ecological change in the southwestern U.S. and northern Mexico.

A former rancher, Diana holds degrees in Archaeology and History from Washington University and the University of Arizona. She is currently writing an historical account of the cattle industry operating on the U.S-Mexico border. Diana has co-authored several book-length histories of land use for the Bureau of Land Management and the U.S. Forest Service, as well as articles on environmental change in the Southwest. She has also organized conferences on deforestation in the Sierra Madre of Chihuahua, the reintroduction of prairie dogs, the restoration of the Santa Cruz River, and other ecological issues. She is Cofounder and President of the Northern Jaguar Project, which operates a 58,000-acre wildlife reserve in Sonora, Mexico.