Do you remember 1985?


That was the year:

  • Microsoft released Windows 1.0
  • CDs were first sold
  • Stamps cost 22 cents
  • “Back to the Future” became a hit movie
  • Researchers found the sunken “Titanic”

Also in 1985, a small group of determined conservationists launched The Conservation Fund. Patrick Noonan, who had just won a MacArthur Foundation “genius” grant for his conservation ideas, and a few colleagues envisioned a new model of American land conservation: an organization chartered not only for environmental preservation, but also economic development. Rather than pursue a strict agenda, they wanted to partner with community, government and business to achieve land conservation on the ground, across America, moving swiftly and smartly. And so they did — and do. Today, our leadership continues combining passion and practical strategy to achieve conservation results coast to coast. 

Officers Not Pictured

R. Michael Leonard, Chairman
John Winthrop, Jr., Vice Chairman
Beth Ann Burns, Assistant Secretary

Officers

Vice President, Conservation Services
Vice President of Development
Executive Vice President and General Counsel
Vice President, Director, Working Forest Fund
Vice President, Midwest Region and Northeast Representative, Conservation Acquisition
Senior Vice President and Western Director, Conservation Acquisition
Deputy General Counsel and Assistant Secretary
Executive Vice President
Vice President, Director of Freshwater Institute
Deputy General Counsel and Assistant Secretary
Conservation Acquisition Department Manager; Secretary to the Board of Directors
Vice President, Climate and Water Sustainability
Senior Vice President for Marketing and Communications
Senior Vice President and Mid-Atlantic Regional Director, Conservation Acquisition
Vice President of Government Relations
Director, Resourceful Communities and Vice President
President & CEO
Senior Vice President and Southeast Regional Director, Conservation Acquisition
Senior Vice President, Conservation Ventures
Vice President, Business Partnerships
Real Estate Legal Manager
Vice President, Northwest and Montana Director