Hilary Henry is the Community Coordinator and sole staff person for Gunnison Public Lands Initiative, a coalition of local conservation and outdoor rec groups working together to protect public lands in Gunnison County. Considers most important role to be facilitating dialogue between non-traditional partners. “With climate change and population growth rapidly altering the Western landscape, communities must think ahead if they want to preserve their wild places for future generations. Labels – rancher, recreationist, sportsmen, conservationist – also frequently get in the way of people finding solutions for the lands they all love. I believe communities are stronger when people connect over what they have common and find ways to make their differences secondary to their goals.”
Hillary was selected to participate in SHIFT’s Emerging Leaders Program in 2016.
Tickets for the SHIFT Summit may be purchased here.