Steven is a successful businessman of 35 years standing as a partner in a company (Harold I. Bowman and Sons) with 80 years of profitable operations. Steve has over 30 years experience in the hospitality industry at Jacob Lake Inn, Arizona. One strong professional emphasis is in foodservice. He worked as foodservice manager (over restaurant and employee food service operations) for 20 years, making profits every year and setting efficiency records. The restaurant has received favorable mention in several national travel publications. It features an innovative menu (many dishes of Steve’s design) made from basic fresh commodities. It also features progressive employee development policies.
Steven Rich is a successful Natural Resource Management Consultant and Environmental Educator. He has created and/or contributed to significant rangeland restoration on millions of acres in Arizona, Nevada, Utah, Wyoming, Colorado, Idaho, and California. These lands have much improved potential energy, watershed conditions, wildlife habitat, wildlife populations, stability, resiliency, productivity, biodiversity, and economic value. These lands economic productivity defends their wild-land habitat state against conversion to other uses. They are not only productive but economically resilient. They are not subject to being sold off piecemeal due to economic distress and developed in ways that destroy or diminish their habitat and watershed value.
Steve specializes in greatly improving client profitability, while creating improved family and governmental relationships.
As an educator and consultant his clients include dozens of large and small ranching operation, several U.S. Department of Interior Bureau of Land Management Offices (State and District), several USDA Forest Service Offices (Region, Forest, and District), the Utah Farm Bureau, the Utah Woolgrowers Association, The Utah Cattlemen’s Association, The Nature Conservancy, the U.S. Bureau of Indian Affairs, Utah, Nevada, Idaho, Colorado and Wyoming State Governments, Utah State and Brigham Young Universities, University of Nevada, Reno, the Southern Utah Wilderness Alliance, the Sierra Club Plateau Group, The Diablo Trust, Idaho Resource Roundtable, Eco-results, the Navajo Nation, the Hopi Tribe, the San Ildefonso Pueblo, Santa Clara Pueblo, Arizona Highway Dept, Arizona and Utah State Trust-lands Departments, Kane and Garfield Counties in Utah, Gila and Cochise Counties in Arizona, the Western Counties Alliance. He has also worked with various natural resource conservation districts and as an advisor to U.S. Congressman and Senators.
Steve was twice chosen by students as the convocation speaker for the Brigham Young University Graphic Design Department, Guest lecturer Brigham Young University, New Mexico State University. He was a Lecturer at the Western Folklife Center.
Steve has served 37 years as a volunteer Youth Worker, 30 Years an environmental activist, 45 Years of volunteer church service, as a Member of the Fredonia Natural Resource Conservation District Board, President of the Arizona Strip Habitat Partnership Council, Created and Facilitated Collaborative Environmental Working Groups around the West, Past member Northern Coconino County Regional Development Council, Chairman of the Western Counties Alliance Ranching and Rangeland Restoration Committee, President of the Rangeland Restoration Academy, Lifetime Working for the Preservation of Rural Life and Rural Culture.