University of Vermont

Rubenstein School lecture series Feb 4

March 18 - Heather Furman - State Director - The Nature Conservancy Vermont

Heather Furman is State Director of TNC VT and is responsible for overall management of the Vermont chapter, and serves as the liaison with the Vermont Chapter Board of Trustees, the Eastern North America Division office and The Nature Conservancy's World Office. Prior to joining the Conservancy this year, Heather served as the Executive Director of Stowe Land Trust for ten years. Her earlier career was dedicated to watershed planning efforts with the Vermont Department of Environmental Conservation, and later, transportation and land-use planning with the Vermont Agency of Transportation. She is a co-founder of the Climbing Resource Access Group of Vermont (CRAG-VT) a non-profit focused on land protection for recreation access and habitat. Furman has carried out conservation initiatives for the World Wildlife Fund and the U.S. Peace Corps in the Nepal Himalaya where she lived from 1995-1998, and has traveled extensively throughout Latin America and Asia. She is a graduate of The Ohio State University, Cum Laude, with a Masters of Science in Natural Resource Planning from the Rubenstein School of Environmental and Natural Resources at the University of Vermont.

Come hear about her path to leadership.

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