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Board President Honored with Conservation Award

Dr. Mark Anderson, Board President of Northeast Wilderness Trust, was honored with the prestigious Kingsbury Browne Conservation Leadership Award. The award is granted annually by the Land Trust Alliance. It is presented to someone whose vision, creativity, and hard work have led to outstanding accomplishments for land conservation and the land trust community. In his role as director of The Nature Conservancy’s Center for Resilient Conservation Science, Dr. Anderson led the effort to map climate-resilient lands and waters across the continental United States. This lays the road map by which land trusts prioritize lands for conservation in the face of climate change. Climate-resilient lands are those that support the movement and adaptation of wild species as they respond to rapidly transforming environmental conditions. They have a diversity of topographic, geologic, and climatic features.

Mark Anderson (second from right) with Ramona Peters (left) and Leslie Jonas (second from left) of Native Land Conservancy, and Jon Leibowitz (right) of Northeast Wilderness Trust at Muddy Pond Wilderness Preserve in Massachusetts.

As the award recipient, Dr. Anderson will be a 2021-22 Kingsbury Browne Fellow for the Lincoln Institute of Land Policy.

The award is named for the late Kingsbury Browne, whose work helped found the Land Trust Alliance, and who was a Lincoln Institute Fellow in 1980.

Click here to see a short video about Mark Anderson’s work and award!

Photography: DJ Glisson, II/Firefly Imageworks