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New Executive & Forester Named at Downeast Lakes Land Trust

August 1, 2014

David Montague and Kyle Burdick

David Montague and Kyle Burdick

The Downeast Lakes Land Trust Board of Directors is pleased to announce the appointment of David Montague as  Executive Director and Kyle Burdick as a full time forester.

Starting in mid-September, David comes to the DLLT with an extensive background directly relating to its mission.  He is a registered Maine guide; has a BS in Fish, Wildlife, and Conservation Biology from Colorado State University; and is completing a Master’s Degree in Wildlife Science from Virginia Tech.

David has a strong appreciation for the conservation, economic, recreational, and cultural values the DLLT exemplifies.  He is strongly committed to building on the long history of collaboration between private landowners, paper companies, and community-based conservation.

“This region has long occupied a special place in my heart, and I am thrilled to have the opportunity to contribute further to the conservation and management of the unique ecological, recreational, economical, and aesthetic resources of this special place,” said Montague reflecting on his first visit to the Downeast Region as a teenager.

Kyle Burdick is a University of Maine graduate in Forest Management.  His philosophy and priorities as a forester support the DLLT-maintenance of its working forests while protecting wildlife and their habitats. Kyle Burdick will be responsible for the management of DLLT’s forests and roads.

Both David and Kyle are passionate supporters of conserving natural ecosystems for multiple uses, and their skills, experiences and energy will contribute immensely to the efforts of the Downeast Lakes Land Trust to conserve our forests and lakes, for people, forever.