Land Conservation Stewardship Specialist / Small Farms Coordinator
Rob Birdsall has been internally promoted to the position of Small Farms Coordinator effective November 26, 2012.
Rob Birdsall started with the Council in May 2004 as a Land Conservation Stewardship Specialist in the Easement Program located in Hamden office. Rob assists WAC easement landowners with activities on their eased lands to ensure that these activities are in line with the terms and conditions of the Deed of Conservation Easement. Prior to working with the Easement Program, Rob worked with Otsego County Soil and Water Conservation District where he learned the basics of agricultural BMP installation, surveying and GIS. He also worked within the Watershed Agricultural Program for four years, assisting both the large and small farm programs in BMP implementation and Whole Farm Planning. Rob holds a BS degree in Environmental Science/Biology from SUNY Oneonta.
Rob’s personal philosophy is simple: “I feel that land preservation is a sound protection measure of our landscape that will prove itself very worthwhile in the future for a wide spectrum of reasons.