Episode 45: Shelby Perry on Wildlands Philanthropy In The Northeastern United States
Shelby Perry is the Stewardship Director at Northeast Wilderness Trust, whose mission is to conserve forever-wild landscapes for nature and people.
She received her master’s degree from the University of Vermont’s field naturalist program, and holds a bachelors in environmental engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.
A Vermont native, she has also lived and worked in the Adirondacks, California, the Caribbean, Wyoming, and West Africa, where she served a term in the US Peace Corps. In her free time Shelby enjoys hiking far away from trails, swimming in mountain streams, and identifying mysterious plants, fungi, and slime molds.
- What does a Rewilding-focused wildlands philanthropy organization do?
- Buying and protecting key lands and allowing them to rewild largely on their own.
- The meaning of protecting forests that won’t rewild to old growth in our lifetime.
- Northeast Wilderness Trust 2019 Year in Review
- NWT 5 Year Strategic Plan
- Bramhall Wilderness Preserve In Progress: Habitat for Moose, Brook Trout, Mature Forest Birds, and More
- Update on Bramhall Wilderness Preserve!
Director of Digital Outreach (D.O.D.O.) for The Rewilding Institute
Host and Producer of the Rewilding Earth Podcast
Jack started Rewilding work as Executive Director of Sky Island Alliance in the mid-1990’s, organizing the Sky Island Wildlands Network design, ripping up illegal roads on forest service lands, installing wolf acclimatization pens on Ted Turner’s Ladder Ranch & conducting howling surveys to help make way for the final stage of the Lobo reintroduction program in the Southwest.
Through the years, Jack has worked with Dave Foreman and the Rewilding Gang to further Rewilding initiatives and education.