Ben has served CPC since 2012. On the protection side, he takes responsibility for easement, acquisition, and transfer projects to save important and imperiled natural areas and working lands. In stewardship, he cares for CPC’s portfolio of protected lands to safeguard and elevate conservation values. He works diligently to extend CPC’s influence and to fill the roles to do so, for example, as a wildland fire practitioner, pesticide applicator, oak silviculturalist, and arborist. He cares deeply about the natural integrity and function of natural processes in our landscape and works to restore each.
Ben was influenced by growing up on what was left of his great-grandparents’ farm and in the state game lands across the road, established by sale of his great-aunts’. He completed his B.A. at Dickinson College in Carlisle, studying policy and planning with an environmental specialization (2012). Ben is committed to improving communities—both human and natural—and CPC is the best place to do so.