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Dr. Rick Landenberger

Dr. Rick Landenberger is the Science and Land Management Specialist for West Virginia Land Trust. Rick oversees all management plans for our nature preserves and natural areas – from writing the plans to executing and managing the development. If you have visited any of our public preserves you can thank Rick!

Rick’s education includes: a BA in Environmental Science-Ecology from State University of New York at Plattsburgh, a MS in Forest Resource Management from State University of New York – College of Environmental Science and Forestry at Syracuse, and a Ph.D. in Forest Resource Science from West Virginia University (1999). He is a Certified Ecologist and PSIA Level II Telemark Instructor.

With a background in forest ecology, remote sensing, and wildlands recreation, Rick enjoys every opportunity to be outdoors. He is most at home on trails, whether he is building them, working with students and volunteers, or leading a field trip.

In his spare time, he enjoys telemark skiing, mountain biking, trail running, hiking, fly fishing, going out to cafes and traveling to Greece with his wife, Nektaria and their dog, Casper.

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