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Owyhee Wilderness, Idaho

Photo: John McCarthy

Working for Wilderness

Reid Haughey, President
Reid has served as president of the Wilderness Land Trust since 2002, 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 Carbondale, Colorado.

Aimee Rutledge, Vice President and California Program Manager

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 Sacramento, California.

David Kirk, Senior Lands Specialist 
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, Administrative Director
Lisa joined the Trust in 2013.  She is responsible for supporting development, marketing, land acquisition activities and 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.


Carlyle Stem, Advancement Director

Carlyle joined the Trust in 2016.  She specializes in individual and major gift development. Her experience ranges from working with the Malawi Office of Parks and Wildlife in southern Africa to helping establish a headwaters river conservancy in Colorado. She has advanced the missions of several nonprofit organizations as an executive director, major gifts director, capital campaign director, development director and consultant. She received a national Emmy Award for her film, “Letters from Africa,” documenting a nonprofit organization she founded. Carlyle is a Certified Fund Raising Executive with a graduate certificate in nonprofit management and a BA in public administration. She is based in Basalt, Colorado.


Deb Strom, Office Assistant









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 Ceanothus, Mount Shasta Wilderness, California






“Transferring this property into public ownership will help ensure conservation of the valuable resources this land has to offer for future generations.  Without the hard work and dedication of the Wilderness Trust and its partners this opportunity to enhance the Sheep Mountain Wilderness would not be possible. This is a true legacy opportunity made possible through public/private partnerships."


Jody Noiron


Forest Supervisor of the Angeles National Forest