As the Conservation Program Manager, Adam Webster’s role for the Land Trust includes a mix of communications and land protection projects, such as developing conservation easements with landowners and collecting photography and creating video for the organization’s outreach and communications.
Although he finds sharks fascinating creatures, Adam prefers terrestrial predators. Adam’s love for outdoor recreation — such as hiking, fishing, rafting, skiing, and wild foraging — and his six generations of ancestors making a home among the hills, has influenced his stay in the wild and wonderful mountains of West Virginia.
Adam has a B.S. in Wildlife and Fisheries and M.S. in Journalism from West Virginia University. While in school, he studied water resources in Siberia and chased birds in Mexico during a 10-week exchange program. Adam has worked for industry, private consulting, nonprofit, and government organizations, including helping to develop a source water protection and water quality monitoring program for the City of Salem Public Works in Oregon. He also led stream survey crews in the Pacific Northwest and worked with endangered owls in the Coast Range alongside bigfoot.
Outside of conservation, Adam loves dogs, enjoys growing foods and flowers, and putting his finger on a map and figuring out how to get there!