Local executive joins Land Trust Alliance conversation


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Rebecca Jewett: Taking on a national role. - COURTESY PALMER LAND TRUST
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  • Rebecca Jewett: Taking on a national role.
Rebecca Jewett, executive director of the Palmer Land Trust, has been invited to join the Washington, D.C.-based Land Trust Alliance's Leadership Council.

The group comprises 53 top conservation leaders from across the country and is tasked with discussing emerging issues and providing strategic advice to the Land Trust Alliance.

From the news release:
According to the Land Trust Alliance, the leaders that are part of the Land Trust Leadership Council are from “the most innovative land conservation groups in the country, as well as strong state association leaders.”

Jewett’s work in the region includes water conservation and allocation issues, public open space protection, and state level policy work that is paramount to future statewide conservation success, especially in the face of a drastic expected increase in the state’s population.

From Jewett: “It is an honor to join this esteemed group of conservation professionals from across the country. Colorado is a leader in land conservation and I am excited to provide insight informed by the great conservation work that is happening here, and the work that has been happening through Palmer Land Trust for the last forty years.”

Jewett brings more than a decade of conservation and outdoor recreation industry experience. Before joining Palmer Land Trust as executive director, she served as executive director of Rocky Mountain Field Institute. She has a Master of Environmental and Natural Resources Law and Policy from the University of Denver and a Bachelor of Political Science from Colorado College.

About Land Trust Alliance
Founded in 1982, the Land Trust Alliance is a national land conservation organization that works to save the places people need and love by strengthening land conservation across America. The Alliance represents more than 1,000 member land trusts supported by more than five million members nationwide. The Alliance is based in Washington, D.C., and operates several regional offices.

About Palmer Land Trust
In 1977, a group of concerned and passionate Colorado Springs residents banded together to form the William J. Palmer Parks Foundation in order to establish and protect public open spaces and parks in the Front Range. Today, Palmer Land Trust is one of the fifteen largest local land trusts in the country based upon conserved acreage easement holdings (there are approximately 1,700 land trusts in the United States), and it is one of the country’s first 100 nationally accredited land trusts.


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