Craig Sponholtz earned a Masters Degree in Agro-Ecological Restoration from Prescott College in 2005 and a Permaculture Designer’s Certificate at the Permaculture Research Institute in Australia in 2000. He spent a decade working throughout the western U.S. with the USDA Forest Service in wildland fire management and prescribed fire use.
Craig has had comprehensive training in numerous stream and wetland restoration methods and continuously learns new techniques to incorporate into his work and teaching. His extensive hands-on experience in designing and constructing passive water harvesting, erosion control and stream restoration projects is well complimented by a background in the sculptural and ceramic arts.
Craig founded Dryland Solutions, Inc. in 2003 and continues to design and implement watershed restoration projects throughout the Southwest. He is an expert heavy equipment operator specializing in low impact techniques and the creation of artistic in-stream structures. Craig teaches watershed restoration techniques internationally and strives to foster beneficial relationships between people and the watersheds they live in.