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Donnelle Keech

Resilient Forests Program Director, Maryland/DC

Cumberland, MD

Areas of Expertise

forest monitoring, community engagement, conservation partnerships, climate change adaptation

Media Contact

Matt Kane


Donnelle joined TNC in 1996 and leads the chapter’s efforts in western Maryland, applying the scientific knowledge and tools needed to improve forest health on public and private lands and understanding how forests will change as the climate changes, as well as working with local stakeholders to promote Maryland’s forests as part of a bright and prosperous future for the region.

In her role, Donnelle works to ensure that the chapter's team of scientists, land managers and policy experts are working together to deliver the conservation outcomes needed to achieve the goal of conserving resilient and connected forests in Maryland's Appalachian region.

Donnelle holds a Master of Science degree in Applied Ecology from the School of Public and Environmental Affairs at Indiana University and a Bachelor of Science degree in Anthropology and Biology from New York University.

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