WPC Appoints New Associate Vice President of Watershed Conservation
Tue, Sep 4th 2012, 08:29. Filed under News Releases.
Pittsburgh, Pa. – September 4, 2012 – The Western Pennsylvania Conservancy (WPC) has named Jenifer Christman as associate vice president for watershed conservation.
Christman has 16 years of experience in watershed management, land conservation, conservation science and communications work in the conservation arena. She most recently held the position of Land Conservation Program Manager for Ducks Unlimited in the Great Lakes/Atlantic region, and before that in Colorado and Wyoming. She served as Chair of the Southeast Watershed Forum from 2001 to 2004.
“Jenifer brings a wealth of talent and expertise that will enable her to lead this important aspect of the Conservancy’s work,” said Tom Saunders, president and CEO of the Conservancy.
WPC’s Watershed Conservation Program works to protect and restore Western Pennsylvania’s watersheds through scientific research and a variety of on-the-ground projects in priority areas, often in partnership with local watershed groups. Restoration projects often focus on working with farmers and agricultural producers to decrease their operations’ impact on watersheds, working to remediate effects of past coal mining activity and correcting erosion hotspots caused by dirt roads in rural areas.
Christman holds a master’s degree in environmental management from the Nicholas School at Duke University, where her dual majors were water resources and environmental chemistry. Her undergraduate degree is in resource management from the University of Nevada.
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About the Western Pennsylvania Conservancy:
The Western Pennsylvania Conservancy (WPC) enhances the region’s quality of life by protecting and restoring exceptional places. A private nonprofit conservation organization founded in 1932, WPC has helped to establish ten state parks, conserved more than 233,000 acres of natural lands and protected or restored more than 1,500 miles of rivers and streams. The Conservancy owns and operates Fallingwater, which symbolizes people living in harmony with nature. In addition, WPC enriches our region’s cities and towns through 140 community gardens and greenspaces that are planted with the help of 13,000 volunteers. The work of the Western Pennsylvania Conservancy is accomplished through the support of more than 11,000 members. For more information, visit WaterLandLife.org.
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