Casey Snider, Executive Director
Casey Snider began working with us in January 2018, coming from an executive directorship at Tread Lightly!, a nonprofit working on responsible land and water use education. As an undergraduate student at Utah State University, Casey earned dual Bachelor’s degrees in Conservation and Restoration Ecology and Law and Constitutional Studies. He then earned a Master’s in Environmental Science and Policy from Johns Hopkins University and is currently pursuing a Ph.D. in Forestry from Utah State University.
As our new Executive Director, he hopes to work with members of all crowds, including farmers and ranchers, local businesses, sportsmen groups, and environmental organizations to strike the necessary balance needed to protect our local lands and working landscapes.
Casey has worked on land use issues for years, and knows the importance of meeting in the middle and solving issues for all stakeholders. This reasonable, multi-use approach is going to enable BRLC to be a major player in responsible land conservation in Utah.
Originally from Liberty, Utah, Casey grew up surrounded by farming, and currently owns and operates a ranch in the northern part of Cache Valley. He lives in Paradise, Utah with his wife and daughter.
Trevor Irish, Director of Community Engagement
Trevor joined us in January 2016 after graduating from Utah State University in Sociology and Communications. He is coordinating our public outreach, fundraising, and administration efforts and ensuring that we serve our community the very best we can. Trevor enjoys skiing at local Beaver Mountain, hiking the Crimson Trail in Logan Canyon, and riding his bike and motorcycle. Trevor says he is lucky to have found fulfilling work, and is grateful to have the opportunity to serve the community with BRLC.
“I first truly realized the importance of this work when I was walking with Bryan Dixon on the Bear River Bottoms Easement and heard a multitude of chorus frogs in the wetlands. I realized that in 200 years, my descendants could come see and hear this too. That is what it means when we say land under easement is protected forever.”