Karen Coffey has lived in Shasta/Tehama counties for 5 1/2 years and has grown to love this area that she now calls home. She comes from a background of serving on conservation boards in Vermont and New Hampshire (Chairman Conservation Commission, Irasburg, VT; Planning Board Chair/member, Madison, NH; Trustee Tin Mountain Conservation Center, Conway, NH; Board member NEK Trout Unlimited, VT; to name a few). Karen has headed up watershed restoration projects in Vermont and was former Executive Director of the Lake Memphremagog Watershed Council, her work receiving recognition from the EPA Northeast District as a recipient of a “Environmental Merit Award”.
Her community outreach and work with farmers/landowners on watershed protection, restoration, and conservation, led her to work closely with the Vermont Land Trust, a state based land trust non-profit organization. Karen says, "I feel that land trust organizations have the right take on how we should look at, and protect, our open space from further development while protecting its resources."
Karen is especially excited to be able to serve on the Shasta Land Trust board and to work with board members, landowners, community members and supporters to help preserve the beauty of this special area in Northern California.