Sagebrush Steppe Land Trust is thrilled to announce our 2024-2025 Artist in Residence, Parker Lloyd! Parker’s term will begin January 1, 2024 and end on December 31, 2025. We look forward to seeing what stories he will share with his illustrations!

“I am a botanist and botanical illustrator in Salt Lake City and the Horticulture Lead at Tracy Aviary and Botanical Gardens. I am from Oregon originally, and since moving to the Intermountain West have been enamored with the conservation efforts put forth by organizations like SSLT to preserve these wild and scenic landscapes. When I’m off the clock, I’m often scouring the desert for rocks, bugs, and unique plants. I love having the opportunity to teach people about endangered plants, how to cultivate water-wise and pollinator-friendly relationships with these environments, and highlight organisms that might not have otherwise been noticed. These efforts are the strongest when we can work together, and that’s why I am honored to have the opportunity to collaborate with SSLT and build up our stories of conservation together.” – Parker Lloyd, 2024-2025 Artist in Residence.

Welcome to the team, Parker! To learn more about Parker and his artwork, visit