Eben Sypitkowski manages a dynamic team of professionals who are responsible for caring for more than 300,000 acres of land throughout Maine. Together, they lead TNC’s use of land management practices, including scientific monitoring, invasive species management, controlled burns, and community partnerships. He is responsible for a large network of conserved places that protect Maine’s biodiversity, ensure equitable access to natural places, and enhance Maine’s resilience in the face of climate change.
Eben worked in forestry in Maine and New England before serving as director of Baxter State Park. Prior to discovering his passion for forestry and managing complex ecological systems, Eben tromped around the mudflats of Midcoast Maine studying the bloodworm digging industry. He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in environmental studies from Bates College and a Master of Forestry degree from the University of Maine.