Land Trust Bids Farewell to Fiona Noonan

Jun 05, 2020
Land Trust conservation associate Fiona Noonan is leaving the organization to pursue a master's degree.

The Deschutes Land Trust's conservation associate, Fiona Noonan, is leaving the organization to pursue a master's degree. We wish her well in her future endeavors!

We will miss her smiling face, enthusiasm for sourdough and tea time, as well as her passion towards making the world a better place. But beyond that, Fiona has helped move the Land Trust forward.

"In her brief tenure at the Land Trust, Fiona has had a deep impact on our work," says Brad Chalfant. "While she was involved in many areas, including leading our recently completed first phase of land protection agreements on Aspen Valley Ranch, it's her work on climate change that will likely have the most far reaching impact on our work over time. Starting as an intern, Fiona pushed the Deschutes Land Trust forward in terms of incorporating climate change into our planning strategy for protecting and stewarding lands in Central Oregon. The Climate Change Strategy that she drafted became one of the first among the country's regional land trusts and, in turn, drew additional attention to and support for our work, helping to distinguish the Deschutes Land Trust as a leader in this area. Fiona can leave the Land Trust knowing that she's had a profound and positive impact, which will only grow with time."

Thank you, Fiona!