Friday, March 20, 2015

Nature Conservancy Names New State Director for West Virginia Chapter

The Nature Conservancy, the world's leading conservation organization operating in 50 states and in more than 30 countries, and a prestigious diversity company member of DiversityWorking.com, has named Thomas Minney of Elkins, as new state director for its West Virginia chapter.

Minney, who brings to the post an eight-year experience as the director of the Nature Conservancy's Central Appalachians program, is replacing former state director Rodney Bartgis, who resigned last year. According to the Saturday Gazette-Mail, that "as director of the TNC’s Central Appalachians program, Minney helped plan and initiate multi-state cooperative conservation programs, including one involved in the restoration of the region’s high-elevation red spruce forest...

“I want to continue the Conservancy’s work in building partnerships and developing innovative conservation actions to continue to protect West Virginia’s most important natural places,” Minney said. “West Virginia is one of the best places in the world for plant and animal diversity, and the people here are very close to nature and have a close connection to the land.” - Read more here:
In an interview with Nature.org, Thomas Minney said he is "excited to continue to protect the wild, wonderful places we all need." He also imparted,
People and culture in West Virginia are shaped by the close ties we have to land and the outdoors. People belong to the land as much as the land belongs to the people. We need to be good stewards of the amazing resources we have in this state. - See more at

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As director of the TNC’s Central Appalachians program, Minney helped plan and initiate multi-state cooperative conservation programs, including one involved in the restoration of the region’s high-elevation red spruce forest - See more at: http://www.wvgazette.com/article/20150314/GZ01/150319498#sthash.tosc8S8J.dpuf
As director of the TNC’s Central Appalachians program, Minney helped plan and initiate multi-state cooperative conservation programs, including one involved in the restoration of the region’s high-elevation red spruce forest - See more at: http://www.wvgazette.com/article/20150314/GZ01/150319498#sthash.tosc8S8J.dpuf
As director of the TNC’s Central Appalachians program, Minney helped plan and initiate multi-state cooperative conservation programs, including one involved in the restoration of the region’s high-elevation red spruce forest - See more at: http://www.wvgazette.com/article/20150314/GZ01/150319498#sthash.tosc8S8J.dpuf
former TNC state director Rodney Bartgis
former TNC state director Rodney Bartgis
former TNC state director Rodney Bartgis
former TNC state director Rodney Bartgis
former TNC state director Rodney Bartgisthe
former TNC state director Rodney Bartgis
former TNC state director Rodney Bartgis

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