Colorado BHA started the Habitat Watchmen program in 2009, which has since been replicated in multiple other BHA state chapters. Habitat Watchmen serve as BHA’s “eyes and ears,” their points of contact for issues impacting specific national forests and other public lands.
The Colorado chapter currently has 24 Habitat Watchmen covering 10 of 11 national forests. Hylden will serve as a Habitat Watchman for the Arapaho National Forest in north-central Colorado.
Mikkel was born and raised in Minnesota and lived in Michigan for a couple years after college, but he has (in his words) “fortunately been in Colorado since 1998.” Mikkel learned hunting and fishing from his father, brothers and family friends, and uses shotguns, rifles and bows. Currently, hunting big game and turkeys get the majority of Mikkel’s available time, but he also chases pheasant and fishes with his daughters.
Mikkel lives in Lakewood and is an engineer by training/schooling, but works in software these days.
Mikkel says, “As I’ve gotten older, I’ve enjoyed the nature/wilderness aspects of my hunting and fishing …read more