A registered forester with over 27 years of professional experience, Land Protection Specialist Amy Cimarolli’s work for the West Virginia Land Trust encompasses on-the-ground stewardship of forests and rare wildlife habitats and connection-creating conversations for conservation of private and public lands in Central Appalachia.
Her appreciation for that state’s beauty and natural diversity has made Amy a West Virginian by choice. Her passion and love for forests — first recognized as a career path at Virginia Tech, where she earned her B.S. in Forestry & Wildlife and M.S. in Forest Management — has led her to experiences at Foresters Incorporated, The Nature Conservancy in West Virginia, Canaan Valley Wildlife Refuge, and her own forestry consulting business and energizes her work to protect land for private landowners and steward land for public users with the land trust.