Land Trust Announces Election of New Board Member

 May 23rd, 2017

Upper Saco Valley Land Trust Names New Director to BoardD_Step

The Board of Directors of the Upper Saco Valley Land Trust is delighted to announce the election of Daniel Stepanauskas to their Board. Dan joins 12 other local conservation enthusiasts bringing the total number of directors to 13.

Daniel Stepanauskas has been a consulting forester in New Hampshire for thirty-five years.  He works on the sustainable management of private and municipal forest lands using light-touch forestry techniques.  Simply put, his goal, as a forester, is to imitate nature’s design.

Dan graduated with a BS in Forestry from the University of New Hampshire in 1978. Over the years, Dan has developed a wide array of clients, managing numerous tracts of land in Carroll, Coos, Grafton, and Strafford Counties including Castle in the Clouds, the Redstone Quarry lands, 3,000 acres for the Eaton Conservation Commission, what is now The Nature Conservancy’s Green Hills Preserve, and recently, the lands of Tin Mountain Conservation Center.  He also serves as the town forester for Tamworth and Moultonborough.

For twelve years he also consulted with Scientific Certification Systems conducting forest management certification of state, industrial, tribal and private forests to ensure their adherence to the sustainable standards set forth by the Forest Stewardship Council.  This work, covering millions of acres, has spanned an area from northern Ontario to North Carolina. Recently, he has worked on his first forest carbon sequestration project in New Hampshire.

He has served on the Tin Mountain Board and the Carroll County Extension Advisory Board. He was a founding member of the Green Mountain Conservation Group and the Forest Stewards Guild, working on their Membership and Policy Committee for seven years.  He is devoted to wilderness canoe tripping, has played the guitar for fifty-five years, and has worn out four pairs of Limmer boots and two pairs of Trefle Bolduc’s snowshoes in his work in the MWV.

“We are thrilled to have Dan on board. With his decades of experience in forestry and connections to other area non-profits like Green Mountain Conservation Group, we are lucky he is joining us. Dan’s varied professional and personal experiences will lend themselves well to the Land Trust’s endeavors,” said William Abbott, USVLT’s Executive Director.  To learn more about serving on the board of the Land Trust, contact the office at [email protected].

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