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Jason A. Lillegraven

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Review for Biodiversity Conservation Alliance, Laramie, WY, USA

Rating: 4 stars  

This is a no-nonsense, pro-environment organization that provides a good balance between first trying to convince by reason and, if that doesn't work, going after the problem following law and the courts. The Director is a brilliant and seriously committed advocate for nature. He is not afraid to deal with -- mix it up with -- the largest of public or private agencies. He gets things done and decisions made! His small but dedicated staff is allowed to operate semi-autonomously, but internal communication remains strong and positive.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

the protection of forests, grasslands, and alpine mountain-tops. Preservation of landscapes is emphasized over conservation of landscapes.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

be incompetent and the organization would fail and sink into oblivion.

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

observing the passion among the staff members in protecting remote areas of Wyoming and the Black Hills that seem forgotten by the other, better funded, environmentally oriented organizations.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

dedicated, competent, and irrepressible. I'd want them on my side of the discussion!

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

better assure that landscapes are left intact and biologically functional. It could help Mother Nature maintain her original balance and selective advantages.

Ways to make it better...

I were better informed about the full range of the staff's activities.

In my opinion, the biggest challenges facing this organization are...

budgetary insolvency. This is the only hindrance to success in purpose.

One thing I'd also say is that...

I despise this kind of question.

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Role:  Board Member & As a member of the Board of Directors I help with oversight of the organization and its staff.