Christian Freitag was born and raised in northwest Indiana, near Chicago. He attended Northwestern University and then the Indiana University Maurer School of Law, during which time he worked with the Powder River Basin Resource Council in norther Wyoming, and the Sierra Club Legal Defense Fund (now Earthjustice) in New Orleans. He later worked as a law clerk for Chief Justice Randall Shepard of the Indiana Supreme Court. He attained a PhD from Indiana University's School of Public and Environmental Affairs in 2010, where his research focused on the implementation of federal environmental laws in public management agencies like the National Park Service and U.S. Forest Service. He has served as Sycamore Land Trust's (Bloomington, Indiana) Executive Director since 2000, helping build one of the fastest growing land trusts in the Midwest. He was recognized as Distinguished Hoosier by Governor Mitch Daniels in 2007. He lives in the southern Indiana hills with his wife, Paige, and their two Labrador retrievers.
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- F09: Having your Cake and Eating it Too: Using Trade Lands to Achieve Fundraising and Conservation Goals
October 28, 2017
3:30 PM - 5:00 PM