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Palmer Executive Director Joins National Conservation Leadership Council

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Colorado Springs, CO – The Land Trust Alliance in Washington D.C. has invited Palmer Land Trust’s Executive Director Rebecca Jewett to join their Land Trust Leadership Council. The group consists of 53 top conservation leaders from around the country and is tasked with discussing emerging issues and providing strategic advice to the Land Trust Alliance.

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.