Deputy Director, Upper Colorado River Endangered Fish Recovery Program
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
Angela Kantola was the deputy director of the Upper Colorado River Endangered Fish Recovery Program from 1989 until her retirement in December 2017. This program received a Department of Interior Cooperative Conservation Award in 2008 and is considered a national model demonstrating that public/private partnerships can work to recover endangered species and resolve Endangered Species Act-related conflicts.
Angela has pursued her vocation with the understanding of conservation as calling to care for God’s good creation. She holds B.S. and M.S. degrees in wildlife ecology from Oklahoma State University and the University of Florida. Angela began her career with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service as a graduate student in 1983, working with West Indian manatees and studying Sherman’s fox squirrels. Before coming to Colorado, Angela spent three years working on endangered species recovery in the southeastern U.S.
Angela and her husband, Don Wallace, live in the foothills above Littleton, CO. Angela has been active with a number of Christian environmental organizations and in facilitating retreats helping people to rediscover God’s presence in creation.