Open Space Education and Outreach Specialist | Eagle County Government
Peter Suneson is a career environmental educator and lifelong steward of our natural resources. Since arriving in the Eagle River Valley in 2014, Suneson has spent his time working with visitors to the mountain community and playing in the backcountry.
Sunseon is a Certified Interpretive Guide and a Leave No Trace Master Educator and currently works for Eagle County’s Open Space program where he tries to highlight the amazing natural resources Eagle County has to offer while balancing the recreational opportunities, wildlife needs and regional heritage in this western slope community. If he’s not hiking on the trail or wading through a wetland with a kick net, you’ll find him coordinating volunteer restoration opportunities or designing interpretive signage.
Originally from the flats of Oklahoma, Suneson has a BA in Environmental Studies from Skidmore College and an MS in Environmental Studies from the University of Montana. In between college stints, Suneson worked as a naturalist on the tallgrass prairies of Illinois where he fell in love with the consummate ecosystem engineer, the beaver.