Michael Carr has been named the full-time executive director of the Adirondack Land Trust and is stepping down as the director of the Adirondack Chapter of The Nature Conservancy.
Carr has played a leadership role in land conservation during his 26-year career with the Conservancy, which began with serving as director of the Lake George Land Conservancy, a local land trust the Conservancy helped to establish and has since fledged.
His efforts helped protect over half a million acres in the Adirondack Park, including the recently completed 161,000-acre Finch, Pruyn acquisition, which resulted in the largest addition of lands in over 100 years to the park’s publicly owned and constitutionally protected Forever Wild Forest Preserve.
The Nature Conservancy is a global conservation organization active in all 50 states and 69 countries, with a base of operations in Keene Valley. For more information about the Conservancy, visit their website.
The Adirondack Land Trust’s mission is to protect working farms and forests, undeveloped shoreline, scenic vistas and other lands contributing to the quality of life of our communities as well as the wildness and rural character of the Adirondacks. You can learn more about the Land Trust at their website.
Phil Brown has a follow-up on this story here.
Photo of Mike Carr courtesy The Nature Conservancy.