Earl Bell, Cartographer

Earl Bell can never be accused of being the cartographer that sits behind a desk and relies on computer-generated topography files to create maps. Good luck finding him if you actually need to pin him down, though we might be able to give you some hints about where to look. 

He has been known to spend a lot of time in the forest developing timber typing and managing databases for forestry, range, water rights and water quality programs. He also has a love of conducting GIS needs assessments, and has an uncanny knowledge of the desert kit fox, bald eagles, and Ferruginous hawks. And the next time you need to ask someone about the brown-headed cowbird or the western wood pewee, Earl is your guy. 

Suffice it to say, Earl makes his maps by being outside and actually being "in" the area he is mapping. He combines the best of cutting-edge technology with good old-fashioned know-how. With a Bachelor of Arts in Geography from Texas Tech and more than 20 years of experience creating ways to get from Point A to Point B, Earl likes to find a spot in between...preferably where the fly fishing is good.