The Wilderness Land Trust

Today, the number of private inholding acres in the lower 48 states is less than half of what it was when we began in 1992. Approximately 176,000 acres of inholdings remain, and we have a big, bold, ambitious goal to remove all remaining threats to wilderness over the next two decades.

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Brad Borst, CEO/Executive Director
Start Date: 2017

Brad is a U.S. Marine Corps veteran and graduate of the University of Montana. He spent more than two decades living in Montana, working with local ranchers, outfitters, sportsmen, loggers and mill workers on proposed Wilderness legislation and fundraising for The Montana Wilderness Association. Most recently, he was the senior managing director of development for Forterra, a regional sustainability organization working to preserve keystone landscapes in the Pacific Northwest. As the new president of the Trust, Brad brings a long-standing passion for wild places and working with a diversity of people to fulfill the promise of Wilderness for future generations. Brad is currently based on Bainbridge Island, WA.

Aimee Rutledge, Vice President and Senior Lands Specialist
Start Date: 2009

Aimee joined the Trust in 2009 as the California Program Manager. Her experience includes serving as executive director of the Sacramento Valley Conservancy. Previously, she was a founder of Friends of the Sacramento River Greenway. She worked with the American Institute of Architects as Director of Governmental Relations, and served as legislative advocate for the California Bicycle Coalition. She holds a BA from Pomona College. She is based in South Lake Tahoe and Albuquerque.

Reid Haughey, Senior Lands Specialist
Start Date: 2002

Reid served as president of the Wilderness Land Trust from 2002 to 2017, growing the organization to national prominence. Under his leadership the Trust received the U.S. Forest Service's Bob Marshall Award and partnership awards from the Bureau of Land Management. Prior to heading the Trust, Reid directed a regional land trust in Colorado and held leadership positions in local and state government. The Wall Street Journal recognized the impact of mitigation programs Reid directed as "state of the art." In 1987, Reid was awarded a fellowship at the Yale School of Management. He has taught classes for the Land Trust Alliance and the World Bank. Reid is based in Basalt, Colorado.

David Kirk, Senior Lands Specialist
Start Date: 2005

David joined the Trust in 2005. He specializes in wilderness land acquisition projects in Arizona, Washington and Nevada. He previously worked for The Conservation Fund. David holds a law degree from the University of Colorado and a BA from the University of Depauw. David is a licensed real estate broker. He is based in Boulder, Colorado.

Lisa Janeway, Director of Operations
Start Date: 2013

Lisa joined the Trust in 2013. She is responsible for supporting land acquisition activities and business administration. Previously, she spent 10 years working in the outdoor recreation and stewardship field for organizations such as the Tahoe Rim Trail Association and the Colorado Mountain Club. Lisa holds a Master of Forestry degree from the University of British Columbia and a BS In Environmental Geoscience from Boston College. Lisa is based in Evergreen, Colorado.

Ingrid Ougland, Director of Communications
Start Date: 2017

Ingrid joined the Trust in 2017. She is a northwest native and grew up hiking the north Cascades and Olympics. She is a board member for Washington Green Schools and has worked in nonprofit and corporate communications for 20 years, including serving as public relations and marketing manager for the Humane Society for Seattle/King County and as a communications manager at Virginia Mason Medical Center. Prior to that she worked for seven years as a news reporter and radio and television news producer. Ingrid is an avid fiction writer and holds a degree in Communications from Washington State University. She is based on Bainbridge Island, Washington.


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