The Mountain Conservancy Collaborative:

A Regional Conservation Partnership convened by The Mountain Conservancy which brings together the major land conservation organizations to increase the capacity for conservation in the region, to identify critical ecosystems in need of protection, and to accelerate preservation of these areas.

Organizational Developers:
Ann Gosline, Esq. and Jerry Bley Gosline & Reitman and Creative Conservation, L.L.C.


1) Mapping: Physical, climate, human use, drainage patterns, and other mapping to provide a basis for conservation decision making.
  Principal Investigator: Paul Mitchell, M.A.
2) Bibliography: An aggregation of research done on the mountains region including biotic, abiotic, history, land use patterns, and more, to inform decision making and identify knowledge gaps.
  Principal Investigator: Philip Marshall, M.S., Ph.D.
Yale University School of Forestry
3) Biodiversity Preserves: Locating land holders who want to participate in preserving their land for biological diversity.

Board of Directors:

George N. Appell, M.A., M.B.A., Ph. D., President
  The Firebird Foundation
Laura W. R. Appell
  The Firebird Foundation
Lloyd Griscom, M.B.A.
  High Peaks Alliance
Laura P. Appell-Warren, M.A., Ed. D., Secretary-Treasurer
  St. Mark’s School
Amity Doolittle, M.E.S., Ph.D.
  Yale University

Scientific Advisor:

Peter McKinley, M.S., Ph.D.
  The Wilderness Society

Biodiversity Policy Committee:

George N. Appell, M.A., M.B.A., Ph. D.
Lloyd Griscom, M.B.A.
Paul Mitchell, M.A.
  Mitchell Geography
Peter McKinley, M.S., Ph.D.

Legal Counsel:

Mary McQuillen, Esq.
  Verrill Dana, L.L.P.


David Hoisington, CPA
  Hoisington & Bean, Pa

Financial Advisor:

Highmount Capital, LLC