The Lake Placid Land Conservancy (LPLC) has announced the hiring of its newest staff member, Carolyn Koestner.
She joins the organization as the Strategic Conservation Planner where she is expected to use her expertise in Geographic Information System (GIS) analysis and mapping to identify priority areas for conservation in the Ausable and Saranac River watersheds.
Koestner earned her B.A. in Environmental Science from Skidmore College and her Certificate in GIS from Pace University. In addition to her education, she previously served in a variety of conservation and GIS positions, including assessing culverts to identify barriers to wildlife passage, teaching environmental education in NYC, serving as a GIS laboratory assistant, and, most recently, working with the DEC on source water protection across New York.
The Lake Placid Land Conservancy is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit land trust that partners with landowners and communities in the Ausable and Saranac River watersheds to conserve important open spaces, viewsheds, wildlife habitats, water resources, and recreational lands that create opportunities for people to enjoy the region’s natural beauty. Their office is located in Lake Placid and they protect lands in Keene, Wilmington, Jay, and Lake Placid.
More information on the Lake Placid Land Conservancy is available on their website.
Photo of Carolyn Koestner provided.