Dear CPLA members, supporters, and friends:
It is with both sadness and anticipation for the next adventure that I am announcing my departure from the Chama Peak Land Alliance at the end of the month. I have accepted a new position with The Nature Conservancy and will be starting with them on August 1st. In my new role I will be supporting wildland fire initiatives across the nation (including in Colorado and New Mexico and the Alliance region!).
I will be remaining in Pagosa Springs for the time being and hope that I will continue to see many of you from time-to-time and as we transition the work of CPLA to the next ED.
It’s absolutely been a pleasure working with all the smart and passionate land stewards of the Alliance region. Your dedication to good private land stewardship is inspiring and an example to others. The Alliance is extremely fortunate to have such dedicated and smart partners, members, and supporters. I’m certain that CPLA will remain an active and trusted partner in all your work together and I am confident that you will achieve every conservation goal you set for this spectacular landscape. I’m very excited that I may be able to continue working with some of you in my new role as well.
Transitions are both exciting and challenging, but I’m very confident that the Alliance will complete this transition smoothly with the help and support of our dedicated Board, members, and conservation partners in the region. I will remain engaged with the organization through the transition as much as possible and hope to see many of you again in the future.