Linda Garrett



Linda Garrett

Executive Director


Primary Responsibilities

  • Works with the board of the directors and the community to provide leadership for the annual, and long-term, direction and standards of operation for the land trust
  • Manages the land protection program and the development of strategic community conservation efforts
  • Provides guidance and insight into the creation of community partnerships, working with the Army on land protection projects, and establishing land protection goals
  • Ensures that the land trust operates in accordance to national best practices
  • Oversees all fundraising activities
  • Identifies opportunities to connect children and adults to nature and farms within Tug Hill

Past Experience
Began her career with the NYS Tug Hill Commission as a Natural Resources Coordinator in 1988. It is here where she helped the Commission partner with local community leaders to create the Tug Hill Tomorrow Land Trust. Following this she worked for the Alaska Natural History Association and the Alaska Public Lands Information Center before returning to Northern NY.


Bachelors of Arts from SUNY – College of Environmental Science and Forestry in Syracuse with a BS in Resource Management.

Masters of Arts from SUNY ESF in Outdoor Recreation Planning.

Favorite Protected Place
Joseph A. Blake Wildlife Sanctuary and other protected areas throughout NYS.

Hiking and camping with her family.