Ashley Demosthenes began her formal conservation career in 1998 with The Nature Conservancy in South Carolina. She worked for sixteen years negotiating local, state and federal land acquisition projects and conservation easements across the state. Ashley became Lowcountry Land Trust’s first director of conservation in 2013, managing the conservation and land stewardship program for the Trust. In March of 2015, Ashley was promoted to President & CEO. Ashley oversees the entire operation of the Trust with a special emphasis on strategic conservation leadership, fundraising and public policy. Ashley graduated with a B.A. in Environmental Studies from the University of Vermont. She is a Liberty Fellow from the class of 2019, serves on the Land Trust Alliance National Board, the Alliance’s Leadership Council, and leads the South Carolina Land Trust Network as vice chair of the board. She is deeply rooted in the Lowcountry where she and her husband and three children live, work,and play.
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- D09: 21st Century Conservation: The Intersection of Climate, Community, Culture and Land
September 09, 2023
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM