New Leadership in 2013

The Northeast Wilderness Trust is extremely pleased to announce that Daryl Burtnett will become the organization’s new Executive Director in February 2013. A respected leader in the conservation community, Daryl has been the State Director of the New Hampshire Chapter of The Nature Conservancy for the past 13 years. He brings extensive leadership skills, passion for wilderness, and a wealth of experience to the Trust.  As a longtime Wilderness Trust board member, Daryl knows the organization well. An avid outdoorsman, Daryl previously worked for the National Outdoor Leadership School (NOLS) as Director of the Southwest Region. Prior to becoming the regional director in Tucson, Arizona, he was a senior field instructor, teaching mountaineering, climbing, leadership, group dynamics, and first aid and wilderness skills. He led many expeditions in the Rocky Mountains, Southwest, Colorado Plateau, and Pacific Northwest. Daryl will be moving from Concord, NH, to Vermont to direct Northeast Wilderness Trust. We are thrilled to welcome him on board!

Current Executive Director Jim Northup will remain an important part of Northeast Wilderness Trust’s work to conserve wild places across the region. Jim’s creative leadership has served the organization extraordinarily well over the past three years and has solidified the Trust’s role in regional conservation. Jim’s broad vision and passion for wilderness protection have been huge assets to the organization, but the need for him to strike a better balance among work, health, and play requires that he step down from his current role. Jim will continue to work on conservation projects for Northeast Wilderness Trust. We can’t thank him enough for his years of service and dedication.

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  1. Eric Odell says:

    I am trying to connect with Jim Northup – he was a lecturer of mine when I attended Middlebury College many years ago. Found this site via google. If you have contact info for him, please pass this on to him and ask him to be in touch! Would be great to reconnect.

    Eric Odell
    Middlebury 1995

  2. Jim Andersen says:

    I wanted to touch base with Daryl Burtnett.

    We worked at NOLS together.

    Thank you!

    • jesser says:

      Hi Jim, Daryl can be reached at , and I’ve given him your email as well. Sorry for the delay, and thanks for being in touch! Jennifer

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