Nature and wild places have influenced Carol all her life. She has hiked and backpacked throughout the Southwest for 35+ years, developing a love of quiet, wild places, watersheds and wildlife. Carol’s relationship as a volunteer with NM Wild began in 2009, when we began working to further protect the Pecos Wilderness by incorporating adjacent Inventoried Roadless Acres. Her involvement includes outreach to county commissions in four counties, city governments, businesses, pueblos, equestrian groups, environmental groups, and many other stakeholders. Carol is also a board member of the Upper Pecos Watershed Association, and a member of the technical advisory panel of the Collaborative Forest Restoration Program, a Federally funded program. She is a former co-leader of the Great Old Broads for Wilderness Sangre de Cristo group, and for three years was a member of the New Mexico OHV Advisory Board, representing hikers, equestrians and other quiet recreationists on public lands. As a community activist, Johnson worked extensively on the Santa Fe National Forest Travel Management Plan, fighting to limit motorized travel and protect the quiet forest.