Rhyan Paquereau

LOVELL — The Greater Lovell Land Trust recently announced a well-earned promotion for Rhyan Paquereau to Stewardship Director. Paquereau joined GLLT in 2020 with several years’ experience in the land trust field and holds a degree in Parks and Forest Resources from Unity College. This week he will also become Interim Executive Director of the land trust as Erika Rowland departs to a new role as Eastern Program Development Director for the Forest Stewards Guild.

The responsibilities of Rhyan’s combined roles will encompass the foundational stewardship work and also the key components of directing the work of the land trust. Stewardship is fundamental to land conservation and ensures that the GLLT work is aligned with the Land Trust Alliance standards and practices for an accredited land trust.

He will oversee the monitoring of easements and lands as well as creating and maintaining management plans for all land trust properties. As Interim Executive Director, he will also manage the day-to-day operations of the organization and continue the progress forward on several exciting land projects that are already underway.

There is another personnel advance for the exciting work ahead. Jessie Lozanski will move from a seasonal role in stewardship to the year-round responsibilities of Stewardship and Education Associate. The creation of this new position underscores the value of the work that Jessie has done with the GLLT, including field work on the newest land acquisitions, and education work with learners of all ages, from elementary school, through the MESA middle school science program, to adult outings on the woodland trails.

“The GLLT board is very pleased to see the members of our team taking the next step in their careers in the important field of environmental conservation. Rhyan has already made significant contributions to bringing several major projects to completion during his time with us, and Jessie is a versatile contributor to our work and our programs.

“We are proud of the professional development that will allow all our staff to step smoothly into new roles. Our team is achieving great success in the important conservation work that gives our communities access to the natural world and helps build natural resilience in the face of the changes of our times,” said Jill Rundle, GLLT board president.

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