Cherie Kearney is the Forest Conservation Director for the Columbia Land Trust.
Ms. Kearney has been a conservation leader with Columbia Land Trust for 18 years helping grow the Land Trust from a small, local non-profit to become a renowned regional land trust serving 250 miles of the lower Columbia River in Oregon and Washington. Driven by her passion for natural resources and for the communities who rely on them, Cherie looks for forest conservation solutions that address both.
She is currently the president of the Washington Association of Land Trusts. Her past dedications include serving the Peace Corps in central Africa, St. Anne’s Episcopal Church in Washougal and her local animal shelter. She holds a master’s degree in public administration and a B.A. in psychology and religion from Linfield College.