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Ralph Miller

Member, Kentucky Board of Trustees

Brief Biography:

I grew up in Hanover, N. H. and did a good deal of mountain hiking and skiing. As a young teenager I was fortunate to take 3 separate trips to the Wind River Mountains and Tetons of Wyoming. More recently I have been able to trek in the Himalayas and climb volcanoes in Mexico. I was in the Army (1954-1956) where I taught mountain climbing and skiing to Special Forces Troops. I continue to enjoy hiking, skiing, hang gliding and other outdoor activities. 

Eco-Tip: When hiking carry plenty of water in reusable containers. 

Nature.org:  Have you always had an interest in conservation?

Yes, I have always had an interest.

Nature.org: What inspired you to become a Trustee member of TNC?

My enjoyment of the out of doors and an anger at how the countryside is frequently decimated for no good reason.

Nature.org: Do you have a favorite memory of your time as a Trustee member/TNC supporter?

My favorite project is the Davis Bend Project on the Green River. It has many facets for educating students and others about the flora, fauna, history of the region, and conservation of resources (heat and electricity) with appropriate building practices.

Nature.org: As a Trustee member, what are your goals for TNC over the next couple of years? 

Two goals are to 1) Continue to reduce the “Land Purchasing Debt” and 2) Help complete the Davis Bend Project.

 

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