With Tom Reilly’s promotion to executive director, we needed a new Conservation Director. We are pleased to announce we’ve hired Alison Wesockes of Richland to fill the position.
Alison completed a master’s degree in environmental science in 2010 from Washington State University with a special certificate in sustainable agriculture. She also earned her undergraduate degree in sociology at WSU, minoring in sustainable development and human development.
Last year, through AmeriCorps, she was the Stewardship Program Coordinator for PCC Farmland Trust in Seattle where she worked to implement new restoration projects, monitored existing land management projects and conservation easements, helped write grants, and worked with PCC Farmland Trust’s conservation partners and landowners.
“I am so excited to join the Blue Mountain Land Trust team,” said Wesockes. “Land conservation is critically important for our community. Not only does conservation protect our beautiful area from undesirable uses, it also creates habitat for wildlife, cleans our air, stabilizes our soils, and contributes positively to future generations. It is an honor to be working with BMLT as the Conservation Director. I look forward to using my educational background in environmental science and my experience with PCC Farmland Trust to further the mission of BMLT.”