Emily B. Parish is the vice president of conservation for The Land Trust for Tennessee. Emily is a veteran conservation leader - both in Tennessee and at the national level. Since joining the team in 2004, Emily has been instrumental in protecting more than 120,000 acres of land. As vice president of conservation, Emily oversees the conservation and stewardship program, including the projects of nine staff in two offices. Emily joined The Trust as a Land protection assistant in 2004 and is the longest ranking member of the team. Emily earned her bachelor's from the University of the South in Sewanee, Tennessee, and a master's in environmental law and policy from Vermont Law School. She won the 2012 Nashville Emerging Young Leaders Award for "Environment & Sustainability." Emily was also a founding member of the Farmland Legacy Partnership, a 13-agency working group focused on the protection of Tennessee farmland. She represents The Land Trust on the USDA Technical Committee, The Tennessee Preservation Trust's Board of Directors and the Tennessee Civil War Preservation Association's board of directors. In 2016-17, Emily served as a member of the Land Trust Alliance Standards and Practices Advisory Team and now serves on the Alliance's Conservation Defense Advisory Council and is chair of the board of Children's House of Nashville. Emily is also a National Outdoor Leadership School (NOLS) graduate who's hiked three 15,000-foot mountains. In her spare time, Emily can be found lifting weights, or outside enjoying time with her husband and two daughters.
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- A19. When Land Trust Data Growls… How to Growl Back
October 18, 2019
10:30 AM - Noon