Countryside Conservancy is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit land trust committed to protecting and connecting greenspace in and near the Tunkhannock Creek watershed for the public benefit, now and for future generations.
501(c)(3) nonprofit organization
The Conservancy is also working to turn the right-of-way of the former Northern Electric Trolley in Lackawanna and Wyoming counties into a non-motorized recreational trail.
Executive Director since 2010, he holds a BA in Biology from Ithaca College and an MA in Environmental Studies from Brown University. Prior to joining the Conservancy, he worked for Green Energy Outreach Services (GEOS), a public relations and grassroots organizing firm specializing in the renewable energy industry. As a native of Wyoming County, he enjoys mountain biking, camping and hiking with his wife, Nora, and their daughter, Hazel.
Chris lives in Glenburn with her fiancé, Bryan Shafer, their daughter Emily, and their cat, Bobby. As frequent users of the Trolley Trail and many of our preserves, Chris and her family are very familiar with the work and mission of the Conservancy. When not working, she volunteers her time as a coach for the local high school mountain bike team (Keystone Composite), and enjoys hiking and biking in Vermont and the Adirondacks.
Board of Directors
Dorrance Belin (emeritus)
Kim Kost Scanlon