NLC News: NLC Executive Director, Cormac Collier named as President, CEO of Conservation Foundation

The Board of the Nantucket Land Council is proud to announce that Executive Director Cormac Collier has been chosen to lead the Nantucket Conservation Foundation as President and CEO, starting in the Spring of 2019.  “We thank Cormac for his many years of service. Cormac leaves the Land Council in an excellent position to continue our important environmental advocacy and research. We look forward to working with him and the Foundation in the future,” said Board President Lucy Dillon. The Board of Directors will conduct a thorough search for a replacement Executive Director over the coming months.

Mr. Collier served as Resource Conservationist for the Land Council starting in 2001, and transitioned to Executive Director in 2005. Under his leadership, the Nantucket Land Council succeeded in acquiring several very significant conservation restriction properties including the Linda Loring Nature Foundation and additional acres at Bartlett’s Farm. He was also instrumental in the case to protect the Camp Richard Land near the State Forest, culminating in a win this past summer ensuring the land remains with the Nantucket Boy Scouts indefinitely. “I sincerely thank the Board of the Nantucket Land Council for all of their support through the years. Together we have advanced the mission of the Land Council in tremendous ways. From marine and freshwater research, to advocacy and open space protection, the Land Council continues to be at the forefront of it all. I am honored to have been a part of the Land Council island legacy. I look forward this new chapter with the Nantucket Conservation Foundation and to continuing to protect Nantucket’s open spaces and natural resources,” said Collier. Working alongside Collier for the past 14 years has been Resource Ecologist Emily Molden, whose comprehensive role at the Land Council involves leading the research and educational programs, including this summer’s Eelgrass Restoration Project in Monomoy. “It has been a pleasure and an honor working with Cormac these past 14 years. He has led the Land Council through some exciting changes and has facilitated so many important environmental projects and discussions throughout the community. We wish him the best and look forward to continue working with him on island conservation in his new role at NCF,” said Molden.

The Nantucket Land Council is Nantucket’s environmental advocate dedicated to protecting Nantucket’s natural world and rural character by holding and enforcing conservation restrictions, commissioning scientific research, monitoring development proposals, engaging in legal proceedings to protect natural resources, and educating the public on local environmental issues. Read about the NLC ‘s current projects, educational programs, research, and more at