The Nature Conservancy has announced David Conlan has been named the new Director of Communications and Community Engagement of the organization’s Adirondack Chapter in Keene Valley.
Conlan most recently served as the Director of Client Services at Adworkshop, a digital marketing agency based in Lake Placid.
Conlan is a former international high-altitude mountaineering guide, whitewater kayak instructor, and professional ski patroller. He continues to serve as an instructor for NOLS Wilderness Medicine, a position he has held since 2005. He holds a bachelor’s degree in business education from Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania and a master’s in instructional technology from California State University, Chico.
The Nature Conservancy has been operating in the Adirondacks since 1971, protecting 585,000 acres to date, including Boreas Ponds, Lake Lila, and Lyon Mountain, and establishing stewardship programs including the Adirondack Park Invasive Plant Program.
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