Will has brought a focus to serving people from across the country, especially people in urban areas.
Denver, Colorado (PRWEB)
October 28, 2017
The Land Trust Alliance, a national land conservation organization working to save the places people need and love by strengthening land conservation across America, today bestowed on longtime land conservationist Will Rogers the distinguished Kingsbury Browne Conservation Leadership Award.
The award, presented during the closing plenary of Rally 2017: The National Land Conservation Conference, honors “an outstanding individual whose vision and creativity have resulted in extraordinary accomplishments for land conservation and the land trust community.” Named after the conservationist who inspired the Alliance’s founding in 1982, the award ranks among the organization’s highest honors.
Rogers also was named to serve in the Kingsbury Browne Fellowship at the Lincoln Institute of Land Policy for 2017-2018. For the fellowship, Rogers will engage in research, writing and mentoring with the Lincoln Institute of Land Policy, a think tank devoted to land policy that’s based in Cambridge, Massachusetts.
“Will has brought a focus to serving people from across the country, especially people in urban areas,” said Andrew Bowman, the Land Trust Alliance’s president. “Congratulations, Will, on a fantastic career and thank you for all you’ve done for land conservation in the United States.”
In his current role as president and CEO of The Trust for Public Land, Rogers continues a career that has championed smart use of land. He urges strategic conservation planning and pushes to bring the conservation ethic into cities. Prior to joining The Trust for Public Land, Rogers managed urban projects for a Chicago-based real estate development company. Before becoming a developer, Rogers was a commercial beekeeper, founding and managing a commercial honey production company.
The Alliance has awarded the Kingsbury Browne Conservation Leadership Award annually since 2006. It is presented during Rally, the nation’s largest annual gathering of land conservation professionals. More information about Rally is available at http://www.alliancerally.org.
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