After 15 years, Bryan Pierce has announced his plans to retire from NWLT as its first Executive Director. The announcement came as no surprise, as NWLT has been working on succession planning policies and procedures for the last couple of years.
The information below is from Spring of 2019 and has been left here for those reading about Bryan’s retirement.
“As a founder and the first Executive Director of the Northwoods Land Trust, this has been the best possible career choice I could have hoped for,” said Bryan Pierce. “With over 13,000 acres and 70 miles of lake and river shorelines protected, over 100 conservation projects completed, an outstanding board of directors to work with, extraordinary committed landowners, and an organization that has grown from an all-volunteer group working on our first two conservation easement projects, to a permanent home in downtown Eagle River and an exceptional staff of five dedicated and talented individuals, we have come a long way. So far, in fact, that I am absolutely certain the Northwoods Land Trust is well positioned as a sustainable conservation organization long into the future. That makes me very comfortable making the decision that is it time for me to ride off into the sunset (literally) and let someone else take over the reins of this outstanding organization.” “While I am still young enough and healthy enough to do it, my goal is to ride my horse on some long distance trails including the Colorado Trail and the Continental Divide Trail. That means being gone long enough that I don’t want to affect the land trust’s operations. So it is time for us all to move on.” Pierce expects to work through the NWLT annual meeting in late June of 2019, with overlap to orient the new director.