Harry brings a wealth of land trust experience to the League and to this new position, said Ruskin K. Hartley, executive director of Save the Redwoods League.
San Francisco, CA (PRWEB) June 08, 2011
Save the Redwoods League, the only nonprofit organization dedicated to protecting ancient redwood forests throughout their natural ranges, has appointed Harry Pollack, Esq., as chief program officer and general counsel.
“Save the Redwoods League is delighted to welcome new leadership to the organization,” said Ruskin K. Hartley, executive director of Save the Redwoods League. “Harry brings a wealth of land trust experience to the League and to this new position. His genuine passion and commitment to the preservation of redwood forestland will catapult our work into the future. In this new role, Harry will oversee a new integrated programs department, including land acquisition, restoration and stewardship, science and planning, and education while meeting the League’s legal needs.”
Harry brings over 30 years of experience in the fields of law and real estate transactions. A practicing attorney since 1975, Harry Pollack was the owner of Conservation Partners, a conservation law firm dedicated to promoting the preservation of land for the public interest. In addition to his professional work, he has served on the boards of numerous nonprofit organizations. Harry assisted in the formation of the California Council of Land Trusts (CCLT). He now serves on CCLT’s Government Relations Committee and is also the chairperson of the City of Berkeley’s Planning Commission.
To learn more about League leaders, please visit http://www.savetheredwoods.org/league/staff.shtml
Editors please note: For high-resolution images or to schedule an interview with Harry Pollack, please call Jennifer Benito at (415) 820-5814 or e-mail jbenito(at)SaveTheRedwoods(dot)org.
About Save the Redwoods League
Walk through a redwood forest—home of the tallest, and some of the largest and oldest living beings on Earth—and you can't help but feel an overwhelming sense of awe and peace among these magnificent giants. Since 1918, Save the Redwoods League has led the effort to protect the coast redwoods and giant sequoias for all to experience and enjoy. To date the League has protected more than 189,000 acres of forestland. For more information, please visit SaveTheRedwoods.org, or to receive monthly e-mail updates, sign up at SaveTheRedwoods.org/signup.