Jonathan (Jon) Wagar is deputy executive director for operations and sustainability at Duke Farms, a Center of the Doris Duke Foundation. The Doris Duke Foundation supports the well-being of people and the planet for a more creative, equitable and sustainable future. Jon is also an adjunct assistant professor at Raritan Valley Community College, where he teaches classes on environmental studies, the environment and climate change. Previously, Jon worked as Vice President for conservation programs at Conservation Resources and was director of land acquisition and stewardship at Schiff Natural Lands Trust. From 1999 through 2004, Jon was a member of the staff of the New Jersey Conservation Foundation, where he served as director of stewardship and assistant director of land acquisition and stewardship. Jon holds a bachelor of science degree in biology from Richard Stockton University, was a Peace Corps volunteer in Guatemala and earned a master of forestry degree from Yale University. He is former chairman of the Mendham Township Open Space Trust Committee, where he worked with volunteers and township officials to acquire and manage parks and open space. He was a founding member of the Mendham Township Green Team and was the founding chairman of the New Jersey Invasive Species Strike Team. Jon is a 2011 fellow of Lead New Jersey.
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- D02: Integrating Climate Sustainability into Land Trust Operations
September 09, 2023
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM