William Abbott, Executive Director for the Upper Saco Valley Land Trust  joined us for breakfast today and gave a great speech on the current and future work being done for the USVLT. Very interesting information and education on Conservation Easements and the history of Land Trusts.
Thank you for joining us William !
William Abbott joined USVLT in 2012 after working for the Land Trust for Santa Barbara County,<http://sblandtrust.org/> near his hometown.  In California, William worked on wetland restoration efforts, helped to re-establish historic trail access to the “back country”, and led the trust’s stewardship program.  William has also worked in the green energy sector, for environmental consultants, and in environmental education, notably the Chewonki Foundation<http://chewonki.org/> in Maine.  William holds a BA from Wesleyan University and an MS from the Field Naturalist Program at the University of Vermont.  William also sits on the Board of the New Hampshire Land Trust Coalition<http://nhltc.com/> and the Pequawket Foundation<http://pequawket.org/>, and is a member of Phi Beta Kappa.  He likes plants and is still trying to remember his East Coast botany after too many years in California.