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Peter Paden


Executive Director

Peter has been Executive Director since February 1, 2007. Prior to that time, he practiced law in New York City (more…)

Heidi Bock


Conservation Education Manager

Heidi is a native of Columbia County and joined CLC in June 2006. She has always been amazed at the beauty (more…)

Doug Brown


Public Lands Manager

Doug joined CLC in March 2019. He has been involved in stewardship and land management at land trusts in New (more…)

Whitney Bushey


Public Lands Steward

Whitney joined CLC in June 2017 as a Public Lands Steward. She grew up roaming New England’s woods, lakes (more…)

Sam Calhoun


FARM Program Intern

Sam joined CLC in June of 2019 as the FARM program intern. He has a B.A. in Psychology from Ithaca College, (more…)

Marissa Codey


Director of Agricultural Programs

Marissa began working at CLC in October 2003. Her interest in the land conservation field has  (more…)

Tom Crowell


Special Projects Manager

Tom has been with CLC since 1999. During his first six years at CLC, Tom was a Senior Land Protection Manager. Tom chose to work in (more…)

Terence Duvall


FARM Program Coordinator

Terence began working at CLC in November 2015. He is excited to work with a team of people dedicated to maintaining this beautiful (more…)

Arianna Ferrario


Conservation Easement Stewardship Assistant

Arianna joined CLC in November 2018 as a Conservation Easement Stewardship Assistant.  (more…)

Jessica Holmes


Director of Operations

Jessica joined the CLC staff in October 2005, and loves being part of achieving CLC’s mission. She especially (more…)

Rachel Hoppins


Development Coordinator

Rachel joined CLC in April of 2019. Coming originally from the Kansas flatlands, she find the rolling hills and lush (more…)

John Horton

Volunteer Programs Coordinator & Public Lands Steward

John joined the CLC team in October 2015. John’s interest in land conservation (more…)

Anne Marshall


Accounting and Office Manage

Anne’s been with CLC since March 2014, and manages our accounting, the CLC office building, and store, where we sell (more…)

Katherine Pinkowski


Operations & Outreach Associate

Katherine grew up exploring nature in Columbia County, and has a passion for local conservation and wildlife. (more…)

Beth H. Mills, Ph.D.


Director of Conservation Programs

Beth joined the staff at CLC in July 2017 after working for many years in New Mexico where her focus was on (more…)

Hannah Smith Schiller


Education & Outreach Assistant

Hannah has a deep passion and enthusiasm for ecology and the natural world. She has a BA in Anthropology (more…)

Nicholas Pitel


Conservation Projects Manager

Nick joined CLC in September 2019. He previously worked to help protect agricultural land  in Massachusetts and (more…)

Christine Vanderlan


Community Projects Manager

Christine became part of the CLC team in January 2014, and helps towns and municipalities conserve natural (more…)

Rebecca Walker


Communications & Grants Manager

Rebecca grew up in a rural environment tromping the hills and valleys of Northwestern Pennsylvania, and uses her (more…)

Craig Westcott


Director of Philanthropy

Craig joined CLC in August 2018 after an eighteen-year tenure at Darrow School in New Lebanon, NY.
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Christopher Young


Stewardship & GIS Coordinator

Chris joined the CLC staff in June 2016. A Columbia County native, the wonders of nature fostered a deep respect in him for (more…)

Columbia Land Conservancy
49 Main Street
Chatham, NY 12037
518.392.5252
info@clctrust.org

 

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Monday - Friday.

 

Public Conservation Areas are open dawn to dusk every day.
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