Cincinnati Yale Club invitation to Lunch and Learn

The Nature Conservancy - Serving Ohio and throughout the World
When:  Monday, March 19, 2018
Time: 12:00pm – 1:00pm (Doors open at 11:30am)
Where:  The Taft Center (425 Walnut St. - enter on Fifth St., opposite Fountain Square and take escalator to second floor – right above FedEx/Kinko’s))
All are welcome:  Please share with any acquaintances who may be interested.
Price:  $16.00 (includes box lunch and beverages); $9.00 for students and recent alums. Discount for CYC members who pay 2018 dues.
No charge if no lunch order, but please register for that option.
Walk-ins and registration after March 15 welcome, but lunch can’t be guaranteed.

Program Description:
Join us as two Yale School of Forestry alumni describe their work at The Nature Conservancy in Ohio and throughout the world, including research and communications on energy production, and the role of nature in solving challenges for people.  Dr. Anne Trainor and Bill Stanley will also discuss their training at Yale School of Forestry, and how these experiences shaped their decisions and careers. Enter a discussion about recent conservation successes, ongoing challenges, new ideas, and The Nature Conservancy’s future efforts.  
Questions?  Contact Barbara Wagner at
The Nature Conservancy is the leading conservation organization working around the world to protect ecologically important lands and waters for nature and people.  Founded in 1951, TNC addresses pressing conservation threats at the largest scale, including:
•    protected more than 119 million acres of land and thousands of miles of rivers worldwide;
•    operating more than 100 marine conservation projects globally;
•    impacting conservation in 72 countries — protecting habitats from grasslands to coral reefs, from Australia to Alaska to Zambia.
•    addressing threats to conservation involving climate change, access to clean water, ocean health, and everything in between.
Bill Stanley, Assistant State Director and Director of Conservation at The Nature Conservancy
Having joined The Nature Conservancy in 1999, Bill Stanley currently serves as the director of conservation and assistant state director of The Nature Conservancy in Ohio, where he leads a team that is conserving, connecting, and restoring important natural areas and solving water problems. His team’s current projects include running a statewide stream and wetland restoration program, working with the agriculture industry to eliminate the harmful algae blooms facing Lake Erie, the Ohio River and the Gulf of Mexico, and productive and sustainable forests in southern Ohio. Prior to his work in Ohio, Bill worked on forest conservation and climate change internationally.
Bill serves on Ohio’s Forest Stewardship Committee and was appointed by the governor to the state’s Forestry Advisory Council and the Ohio Water Development Authority board. He holds a master’s degree in forest science from the Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies and a BA in Environmental Science from the University of Virginia.
Dr. Anne Trainor, Smart Growth Director at The Nature Conservancy
Dr. Anne Trainor is the Development by Design Smart Growth Director for the Africa Program. She oversees Smart Growth programs throughout Africa. For example, Anne is working with the Nature Conservancy's Zambian program to develop an inter-ministerial landscape planning framework that will enhance biodiversity and ecosystem integrity while promoting a national economic development agenda.  As a Postdoctoral Associate and Postdoctoral Fellow at Yale’s School of Forestry from 2011-2015, she led two projects balancing the need for energy production while minimizing impacts and risks on biodiversity, provision of ecosystem services, and climate change mitigation, and helped develop an infrastructure that encouraged practitioners to consider multiple climate adaptation strategies (e.g., preserving biodiversity and geophysical patterns, while maintaining ecological connectivity) at the species, ecosystem, and landscape scales.
In addition to her current projects in Africa, she has worked or carried out research in California’s San Joaquin Valley, Colorado, Kenya, Galapagos Islands, and New Hampshire. She earned her PhD in Geography from the University of North Carolina in 2011, her M.S. in Wildlife Management and Conservation from Colorado State University in 2004, and her B.Sc. in Biology, with a focus Ecology and Evolution, from the University of New Hampshire in 1996.