Emily Wood: Executive Director
Sturgeon Bay, WI — Conservation leader Emily Wood has been selected as Executive Director of Door County Land Trust, one of the Midwest’s premier conservation organizations that works to preserve, maintain and enhance lands that contribute significantly to the scenic beauty, open space and ecological integrity of Door County.
Most recently, Wood was Executive Director of the authorized affiliate of the National Wildlife Federation in Indiana. In this role, she was a key player in regional conservation efforts including the Great Lakes invasive carp strategy and Indiana’s monarch butterfly conservation plan.
Wood has also served as a wildlife and natural resource conservation advocate working at the local, state and federal levels to pass bipartisan legislation such as the Great American Outdoors Act, Great Lakes Restoration Initiative (GLRI), the reauthorization of the Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF), and the Recovering America’s Wildlife Act.
Prior to her tenure in natural resource conservation, Wood served as Director of GreenSpace for Keep Indianapolis Beautiful, Inc., an environmental and community organization that works with neighbors and volunteers to plant trees and native landscapes, create community spaces, and engage students of all ages in nature.
The Door County Land Trust is a 35-year-old nonprofit conservation organization whose mission is to preserve and protect Door County's exceptional lands and waters forever. Since the Land Trust’s inception in 1986, it has worked to preserve, maintain and enhance lands that contribute significantly to the scenic beauty, open space and ecological integrity of Door County. It has earned a reputation as one of the Midwest’s premier conservation organizations, working with scores of landowners to protect more than 8,800 acres of fields, forests, farmlands, wetlands and shoreline. For more information, visit www.doorcountylandtrust.org.