The Downeast Lakes Land Trust (DLLT) is pleased to welcome Mr. Robert Gagner as the newest member of its Board of Directors. Originally from Woodland, Maine, Mr. Gagner holds an AS in Civil Engineering from the University of Maine-Orono and a BA in Industrial Engineering from the University of Arkansas.
Robert and his wife, Bonnie, purchased and ran the Pine Tree Store in Grand Lake Stream from 1977 – 1997. Along with co-owning a private engineering services firm, Mr. Gagner spent several years working for Georgia-Pacific Company as a Maintenance and Engineering Manager. A year-round resident of Grand Lake Stream, Robert is no stranger to DLLT and currently serves on the Forest Resources and Wildlife Committees.
“I’ve always been a strong advocate of conserving the land and wildlife in the area,” said Gagner.
A Registered Maine Guide, Robert specializes in guiding all forms of fishing. West Grand Lake is his personal favorite location for some of the best fishing in Maine.
“Robert’s strong commitment to this community and its way of life is evident to all who know him,” said DLLT Executive Director David Montague. “We are thrilled to welcome him to the DLLT Board and feel that he is an excellent advocate for the well-being of the Downeast Lakes region.”
The Downeast Lakes Land Trust’s all-volunteer Board of Directors oversees all of the land trust’s work, and each director brings important skills, leadership, and a strong connection to the community. Volunteers are crucial to the important conservation work of DLLT, and their many hours of service support the heart of our mission.