Bill is Leahy is a nationally recognized leader in the field of natural resources preservation, with over 20 years of experience in land conservation with a focus on transactional real estate, strategic planning, board development, donor and foundation philanthropy, and partnership building. As executive director of the Big Sur Land Trust for more than 10 years, Leahy successfully led the organization in strengthening community engagement, resulting in new stewardship partnerships and constituencies. Prior to that, he worked for The Nature Conservancy, where he negotiated easement acquisitions at priority sites. In that capacity, he managed one of California’s largest and most visible public land conservation projects, the 10,000-acre Palo Corona Ranch purchase in Monterey County. He became the executive director of the Maryland Environmental Trust in 2015.
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- E06. Getting Your Board on Board with Community Conservation
October 13, 2018
1:30 PM - 3:00 PM