Aguirre named to board of directors for the Catskill Center for Conservation and Development

Rocci Aguirre, director of conservation for the Adirondack Council, was recently named to the board of directors for the Catskill Center for Conservation and Development.

The Catskill Center is based in Arkville. The mission is to protect and foster the environmental, cultural and economic well-being of the Catskill region.

Based out of Elizabethtown, Rocci’s primary duties at the Council focus on public land-use planning, natural resource management, and environmental policy within the Adirondack Park.

Rocci graduated from SUNY Cortland in 1995 and holds a Master of Science in Resource Management and Conservation from Antioch University New England.

His 22 years in the conservation field includes years working as a ranger with the National Park Service, overseeing land protection efforts for land trusts in New York and New Hampshire, field work with Trout Unlimited in the Catskills, and the past four years directing conservation efforts for the Council.

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