Good Natured Pennsylvanians
Ben Mummert is an outstanding supporter of conservation and recreation as the Director of Land Protection and Stewardship for the Central Pennsylvania Conservancy.
Ben oversees properties that the conservancy owns or has conservation easements on; and is continually working hard to improve the environment, support educational opportunities, and expand conservation efforts.
He also does a fantastic job sharing his wealth of knowledge and expertise at various events, tours, and conferences.
Ben has demonstrated a grassroots commitment to community development and environmental sustainability. While at his position at the conservancy, he manages activities on more than 300 acres of preserves; and leads stewardship for the land trust’s 26 conservation easements.
He also is the site steward for the conservancy’s Letort Spring Garden Preserve, managing all aspects of the property including GIS mapping, inventories, monitoring, native planting, removing invasive species, trails and access, community outreach, and educational tours.
Ben attended Dickinson College to study Environmental Studies and Policy Management. With his expertise and a genuine determination for conservation and stewardship practices, Ben is making an impact every day to save and sustain central Pennsylvania's treasured natural resources.
Ben's conservation interests and accomplishments extend well beyond his responsibilities at the Central Pennsylvania Conservancy.
He serves as a certified and trained prescribed fire volunteer to assist with management of the state’s woodlands; a certified Pennsylvania Forest Steward; a qualified Sustainable Forestry Initiative Timber Harvest Professional; and a licensed pesticide applicator.
He serves on the Shade Tree Committee for Carlisle Borough, and has served as the program director for Cumberland Valley Trout Unlimited's Rivers Conservation and Fly-Fishing Youth Camp for almost 10 years.
From engaging youth, to volunteering as a highly trained volunteer on prescribed fires, to serving on a municipal committee, the community is fortunate to benefit from the positive energy he invests in it.
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