The Nature Conservancy Mountains Office has a new team in place – two of them are veterans of the office, working in new roles.
“We have an excellent mountains team in place,” explained Katherine Skinner, Director of the Conservancy’s North Carolina Chapter. “The depth and breadth of their knowledge is going to help us as we move our conservation efforts forward in the Southern Blue Ridge.”
Megan Sutton is the new Southern Blue Ridge Program Director. Sutton began work with the Conservancy in 2007, serving as Southern Blue Ridge Stewardship Manager. Sutton is a native of Sylva, with a degree in Environmental Science and Education from Earlham College and a Masters in Environmental Management from Yale.
Prior to working with the Conservancy, she was Conservation Planning and Stewardship Director with the Southern Appalachian Highlands Conservancy. She describes herself as a lifelong conservationist who began her first “campaigns” in the second grade. Since joining the Conservancy, Sutton has worked on a number of issues – including controlled burning in the mountains and restoration of mountain bogs.
Jennifer Lamb is Conservation Coordinator, a new position in the office. She has been the Mountains Office Manager since 2011. Lamb received a Bachelor of Science in Environmental Science from the University of Delaware. She spent two years with AmeriCorps, leading environmental projects on the West Coast. She has been a naturalist with the Forest Conservancy, where she worked closely with the United States Forest Service, guiding ski tours and recruiting/training volunteer forest rangers in Colorado. In her new role, she will oversee conservation easement monitoring, supervise volunteers and administer office operations.
Adam Warwick is the new Southern Blue Ridge Stewardship Manager. He has a degree in Zoology from the University of Tennessee – Knoxville and a Masters in Fisheries and Wildlife Science from the University of Missouri. He comes to the Conservancy from the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, where he has worked since 2004. During his tenure with the Commission, he conducted habitat/wetlands restoration, led wildlife surveys and managed controlled burning on 50,000 acres of public land.
The Nature Conservancy is a leading conservation organization working around the world to protect ecologically important lands and waters for nature and people. The Conservancy and its more than 1 million members have protected nearly 120 million acres worldwide. Visit The Nature Conservancy on the Web at www.nature.org.
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