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Amos S. Eno

Amos S. Eno
President and Founder

Amos S. Eno, president and founder of Land Conservation Assistance Network, has been changing the environmental policy and philosophical landscape for 40 years. He has challenged government, the corporate world and environmental leaders to think differently about environmental policy, conservation vs preservation, development and land use.

Simultaneous with founding RFF in 2000, Amos was executive director of the New England Forestry Foundation where he engineered the two largest privately held land conservation easements in the United States totalling 1.1 million acres, the Pingree Project and the Downeast Project. For 10 years, he was executive director of the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation; he re-organized NFWF into a regionally managed organization to improve services. He has been director of wildlife programs at the National Audubon Society and editor of the Audubon Wildlife Reports. He served as special assistant in the Office of Endangered Species at the Department of the Interior. He served as assistant to Nathaniel P. Reed, Assistant Secretary of the Interior for Fish, Wildlife and Parks, 1974-1976, working on Alaska lands, endangered species and national wildlife refuges. Cleo Layton was his mentor.

Founder of the Resources First Group, a consulting company, Amos’ past clients included Secretary of the Department of Defense Donald Rumsfeld, Resources Legacy Fund, Nature Conservancy, New England Forestry Foundation and the Louisiana Secretary of Natural Resources.

Early Beginnings

Amos’ interest in the natural world began early on Mount Desert Island, Maine and at his home in New Jersey. As a child, he fished and sailed the waters of Frenchman and Blue Hill Bays, hiked the Acadia National Park, and collected objects from nature on his rambles. An inveterate birdwatcher, he can still identify most perching birds even if traveling at 85 mph.

After graduating from Princeton University with a degree in history, Amos worked at Chitwan Park in Nepal where he did bird and tiger surveys and wrote the first proposal for Lang Tang Valley in the Himalayas which is now a national park. He also worked in East Africa and in both countries he worked to integrate the needs of local people like the Maasai into conservation planning and execution. After the Department of the Interior, he went back to school at Cornell and received an M.A. in natural resources. His career spans 40 years as a conservationist and leading edge thinker in the environmental movement.

Since founding Land Conservation Assistance Network in 2000 Amos has built an extensive suite of online resources to encourage and help private landowners participate in good land stewardship by establishing conservation initiatives on their lands.

Emily Nason

Emily Nason
Social Media Marketing & Content Management

Emily was born in Portland Maine and studied communications and graphic design at Roger Williams University. She developed her skills in web management and marketing while working for Puma and realized her passion for conservation and the outdoors while working as a marketing manager at the Appalachian Mountain Club. She recently moved back home to Portland and is excited to continue her work in conservation with LandCAN.

Willard Dyche

Willard Dyche
Project Developer

As a soil scientist and skilled web application developer creating user-friendly applications, Willard is constantly working on RFF’s web-based projects incorporating the latest technology to deliver reliable, actionable conservation information. USDA recognized his skills in 2006 by giving him the Secretary of Agriculture Honor Award for Excellence.

Amos Eno

Amos P. Eno
Development Assistant & Grant Administrator

After studying Political Science at Colorado College, Amos moved back to Maine to work for Angus King’s Senate Campaign in the summer of 2012, then moved to Washington, D.C. to work as an intern for Senator Susan Collins. In 2013, he moved back to Maine and began working for RFF to further his passion for conservation and the outdoors. He has also done volunteer trail maintenance on the Bliss Woods trails, which the New England Forestry Foundation holds an easement on, and as a Casco Baykeeper for Friends of Casco Bay.
Jessica Adkins

Jessica Adkins
Operations Manager

Jessie manages the day to day operations of LandCAN, playing a critical role in the company's accounting, finance, and human resources management. She studied at Western New England College where she earned a B.S. in Business Administration and has since gained experience in operations, human resources, and accounting.
Jessie lives in the Sebago Lake Area where she enjoys camping, traveling and boating with her family.

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