Hudson Highlands Land Trust announced that Jonathan Leitner joined the staff at the beginning of this year and will support outreach and development efforts, in addition to land project data management. As a volunteer, Leitner became an integral part of the HHLT team, entering conservation easement data into a newly acquired Conservation Connections database.
Leitner worked in pre-award research administration at Purchase College before volunteering with HHLT. Prior to that, he was land and development assistant at Teatown Lake Reservation in Ossining. He has an undergraduate degree in rural sociology from Cornell, and graduate degrees in sociology from Wisconsin.
Leitner, a resident of Peekskill, stated: “I’m very happy to be working for an organization whose mission is to preserve the Hudson Valley’s open space, and especially one that helps protect my community’s reservoir watershed.”