Accessing Public Lands and Other Conservation Priorities - Katherine Hollis
As the Conservation and Responsible Recreation Manager, Katherine Hollis leads The Mountaineers’ initiatives to protect natural and recreational resources on public lands and to educate and engage our members, and Washington's recreating public, on responsible recreation and conservation issues. From learning to climb as a college student in Vermont, to over a decade as an instructor and program manager with Outward Bound in Colorado, North Carolina and Patagonia, Katherine has lived and worked at the intersection of conservation and recreation. She has also pursued her love of the outdoors through other means, obtaining her masters in Sustainable International Development which included completing thesis work in the mountainous country of Kyrgyzstan in Central Asia. In this session, Katherine covered some of the current access issues our volunteers face, and well as introduced people to our recreation and conservation work as organizational members of the Outdoor Alliance.