• Tom Langen, President
     
        Tom is a professor and the Chair of the Biology Department at Clarkson University in Potsdam, New York where his research and teaching are focused on conservation science. He has been a resident of the North Country for the last 20 years and joined the StLLT board in 2009 and has served as President of the board since 2011. As President his responsibilities include overseeing all business of the StLLT, preparing the agenda for each meeting, and being the chief spokesperson for the Land Trust. In addition, Tom is on the board of the Grasse River Heritage and Northern New York Audubon, and is also on the Town of Canton’s Waterfront Advisory Committee. Tom joined the StLLT because of his conviction that helping landowners conserve their land is the most effective way to conserve nature.
  • Glen Johnson, Vice-President
        Glenn has been a resident of Potsdam, New York for the last 21 years and has been a member of the StLLT board since 2009 and also has served as Vice-President since 2012. As Vice-President Glenn is responsible for all duties of the President if current President Tom Langen is absent, and is very involved with all aspects of the easement process including monitoring and decision-making. He received his masters and doctorate from SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry and has been a professor of Biology at SUNY Potsdam in Potsdam for the last 21 years. Glenn believes that holding conservation easements and lands in fees is one of the best ways to protect lands from future developments and is why he joined the StLLT.
  • Ken Hebb, Treasurer
         Ken is an outdoor enthusiast who moved to the North Country in 2003 and has been a member of the StLLT board since 2018. He currently serves as treasurer and is responsible for all funds pertaining to the Land Trust, organizing the finances of the Land Trust, and preparing full financial reports for the organization. His decision to join the StLLT stems from his ideas that individual decisions can make a difference in the world and his desire to make sure conservation is viable and available in the region.  
  • Jessica Rogers, Secretary
         Jessica is a lifetime resident of Canton, New York and the North Country who currently serves as the secretary of the StLLT and who has been a member of the StLLT Board since 2012. Her responsibilities include organizing the monthly meetings of the Land Trust, writing grants with President Tom Langen, keeping track of the expenditure of funds, as well as participating in every aspect of the board’s activities. She received her masters and doctorate from Columbia University and has been an associate professor of Environmental Studies at SUNY Potsdam located in Potsdam, New York since 2016. Her interest in land conservation was the motivation behind her decision to join the StLLT.
  • Carol Cady
        Carol has been a resident of Canton, New York for the last 17 years and has been a member of the StLLT Board since 2012. Her unique knowledge and skillset which combines GIS and Landscape Ecology has made Carol a valuable addition to the Land Trust. She has been a GIS Specialist at St. Lawrence University in Canton for the last 17 years as well. During her time at St. Lawrence she has been involved with numerous conservation efforts involving both students and other faculty members and has spent time working with numerous other conservation organizations throughout the Northeast. Conserving open spaces and the various habitats that are necessary for viable ecological communities in Northern New York was her motivation for joining the StLLT.
  • John Casserly
        John is a retired 8th grade Social Studies teacher and coach from the Canton Central School District, who has lived in the North Country since 1977. He joined the StLLT Board in 2007 and brings with him extensive community engagement experience and land conservation planning skills and is also a property owner in St. Lawrence County. The decision to join the StLLT was motivated by a personal interest in land conservation.
  • Dakota Casserly
        
    Dakota has been in the North Country since 1979 and has been a member of the StLLT Board since 2016. He brings to the Land Trust his skillset which includes GIS capabilities, land-use and recreational planning, and as a property owner within St. Lawrence County. Currently he is the Assistant Director of Off-Campus Programs at St. Lawrence University in Canton, New York. The decision to join the StLLT was motivated by a personal interest in land conservation.
  • Raymond Bowdish
        
     Ray has been a resident of the North Country since 1982 and a member of the StLLT Board since 2014. As a longtime farmer Ray brings a unique perspective to the Land Trust and increased the diversity of views that allows the StLLT to be an effective force within the North Country. He has  been a member of the faculty at SUNY Potsdam in Potsdam, New York for the last 25 years as well. Ray joined the Land Trust because of his desire to increase the protected wild spaces throughout the North Country and his believe that conservation efforts should extend beyond preserving areas for recreational use.
  • Cathleen O'Horo
        
    Cathleen is a lifelong resident of the North Country and has been a member of the StLLT Board since 2009. She received her law degree from Albany Law School after completing her undergraduate degree at Syracuse University. Since then she has practiced law in private practice for over 40 years, has served as an assistant district attorney, a law clerk in Family Court, and as the Town Justice for Canton, New York. She is able to bring the legal knowledge she has accumulated over her career to the Board to help identify and deal with legal issues that may arise. Her interest in reasonable restrictions that are voluntary placed on land in the North County is what motivated her to join the StLLT Board.
  • Peter DluHosch
        
    Peter has been a resident of the North Country since 1996 and joined the StLLT Board in 2017. After completing his undergraduate degree in Environmental Studies at St. Lawrence University he obtained his Masters in Forest and Natural Resource Management from SUNY ESF. Peter has been an employee of New York State Department of Environmental Conservation since 2008 and is currently the Conservation Easement Program Manager for Region 6 of the NYSDEC. He brings this professional knowledge of conservation easements to the StLLT Board. A lifelong commitment to the preservation of natural resources and wild lands provided Peter with the motivation to join the StLLT Board.

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