My motivation for joining the board in 2011:
We live in a time when the conservation ethic preaches a “hands-off” approach. As a result, the public has a disconnected and vague appreciation for what wildlife actually needs to survive in the wild – and less of an intellectual and ethical reason to advocate for habitat, which provides those needs. BiodiversityWorks’ “mentoring, monitoring and research” bridges people’s instinctive need to connect to wildlife, and for wildlife to benefit in return.
My day job:
Director of Conservation Lands for the Massachusetts Chapter of The Nature Conservancy