The Journal Gazette
Wednesday, August 03, 2016 12:51 pm

ACRES hires new land management specialist

Dave Gong | The Journal Gazette

ACRES Land Trust has hired Evan Hill to fill a new position as land management specialist. 

The new position is a result of the trust's recent growth, largely caused by funding from Indiana's Bicentennial nature Trust. The $30 million matching fund, which launched in 2012 offered groups such as ACRES up to half the appraised value of a piece of property being sought for acquisition.

Hill is a Purdue wildlife graduate and previously spent two summers as an ACRES land management intern in a program funded by the Olive B. Cole Foundation. He also served at Colorado's Division of Wildlife as a short-term habitat technician. 

"Evan helps ensure the properties are protected, well-maintained and increasing in overall health, " said Jason Kissel, executive director of ACRES Land Trust. "Forever is not just the future; Evan helps ACRES ensure protection of its properties for future generations -- daily."

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