Sycamore Land Trust

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Sycamore Land Trust

Sycamore Land Trust welcomes new Administrative Director and board member

Susan Haislip

February 6, 2017

Sycamore Land Trust is pleased to announce the hiring of their new Administrative Director, Susan Haislip. She joined Sycamore’s five other full-time staff in October of 2016, after more than a decade as the Director of Operations and Finance at Wesselman Nature Society in Evansville. A veteran of the US Army, Haislip served as the HQ Battalion Logistical Officer at Ft. Meade, Maryland.

As the Administrative Director for Sycamore Land Trust, Haislip is responsible for ensuring financial and administrative efficiency and transparency. Her friendly demeanor, knowledge of nonprofit finance, and passion for protecting the environment have already served her well since taking the job last fall. She is a graduate of the University of Bridgeport and is an avid birder, hiker, and quilter.

Sycamore Land Trust is also pleased to welcome its newest board member, Lindsay Wood. The board of directors provides strategic direction for southern Indiana’s conservation nonprofit, of which Lindsey Wood is thrilled to be a part.

Lindsay Wood

Wood attended college in Vermont, then returned home to Indiana to obtain a JD from the Maurer School of Law at Indiana University. During law school, Wood clerked for regional and worldwide chapters of The Nature Conservancy. She remained involved with the Maurer School of Law and Indiana University through work on a research project on legal education. Currently Wood is raising her three young children in addition to volunteering for Sycamore and other organizations.

About Sycamore Land Trust

Founded in 1990, Sycamore Land Trust protects land and connects people to nature in 26 counties in southern Indiana. The organization protects 9,000 acres of forests, wetlands, native prairies, family farms, and critical habitat for threatened and endangered species. Sycamore creates and manages free public preserves for hiking, bird watching, and general enjoyment of nature, and provides an award-winning environmental education program that connects people of all ages to southern Indiana’s natural world through guided hikes, field trips, and other hands-on activities.