A New Generation of Leadership for Land Trusts

Jean Hocker, president and CEO of the Land Trust Alliance from 1987 to 2002 and named in 2014 as the Kingsbury Browne Fellow at the Lincoln Institute, surveys two generations of land trust leaders: the generation which emerged during the early years of the Land Trust Alliance and helped establish land trusts as a powerful catalyst for land conservation across the nation; and the younger generation of leaders who are taking over to manage a far more developed set of organizations that face complex challenges, ranging from climate change mitigation to easement defense.