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Nebraska State Director Promoted to New Position

After 15 years leading the Nebraska chapter, Dr. Mace Hack is stepping away to take on a new role.

  • Jill Wells
    The Nature Conservancy in Nebraska
    Email: jwells@tnc.org

As of July 1, 2021, Hack will be directing a new program for the Conservancy at the North American level.  His purview will be the 5.7 million acres of land holdings in The Nature Conservancy's ownership - a portfolio of land from every state and ecological region in the country.  Hack will be helping the organization leverage these lands for more value to TNC's mission, using them to connect with new audiences, to deepen engagement with existing partners, to drive research and innovation in conservation practices, and to advance core land, water, and climate change strategies. 

The search to find Nebraska's next state director is underway.  Mike Fuhr, State Director in Oklahoma, has stepped in for the interim.  
"I am so grateful to our amazing Nebraska staff, and to you, our partners, supporters, and friends, for contributing to our success as a chapter thes past 15 years.  I reflect with considerable pride on the many tangible and last results we achieved together, including new lands and waters conserved, new programs developed, new partnerships forged, and new careers in conservation launched," said Hack. "Our chapter's financial health has never been stronger, and our staff have the organizational structure and support to continue their excellent work under new leadership."  

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