SLT Hires New Executive Director
Stowe Land Trust’s (SLT) Board of Directors has selected Caitrin Maloney of Morrisville as their new executive director. Maloney brings extensive experience in non-profit management. She directed the Lake Champlain Sea Grant Watershed Alliance, and most recently has served as the executive director of the Friends of the Mad River, a watershed conservation organization based in Waitsfield.
Maloney will start at Stowe Land Trust on Dec. 9. She replaces Heather Furman, who resigned from the helm of the land trust this fall to become director of the Vermont Chapter of The Nature Conservancy.
In addition to non-profit leadership, Maloney has broad experience in conservation and planning. At Friends of the Mad River, she played a key role in the Mad River Watershed Conservation Partnership, helping to complete numerous farm, forest and river conservation projects. She also served as co-chair of the Warren Conservation Commission, and worked with a diverse set of partners through the Forest, Wildlife and Communities project to complete an innovative conservation-planning project, now being used as a model in other communities.
On her new position: “I am thrilled at the opportunity to work for Stowe Land Trust. Conservation is a vital tool for protecting ecological health and creating sustainable communities. SLT is a solid organization and has done fabulous work in the area, and I am looking forward to helping build on their successes.”
Born and raised in Vermont and a resident of Morrisville, Maloney brings a passion for the outdoors to her new position. She is an avid back country skier, mountain biker, and hiker. “She knows our communities and the lands we already steward. and her hands-on experience in the woods and mountains of the Stowe area will get her up to speed on our mission in short order,” commented Alan Thorndike, chair of SLT.
Stowe Land Trust is a member-supported, non-profit land conservation organization dedicated to the conservation of scenic, recreational, and productive farm and forest lands for the benefit of the greater Stowe community. Since 1987, SLT has conserved nearly 3,500 acres of land in Stowe, Waterbury and Morrisville, including five properties that SLT owns and manages for recreation. By permanently protecting land, SLT strives to enhance community and ecological values including high quality recreation, scenic views, a rural working landscape, and a local economy supported by the area's natural resources.
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