Board of Directors
Board President - Eric Grace
Eric Grace, Executive Director Kaniksu Land Trust
Eric and his wife, Celeste, moved to Sandpoint in 2011, so that Eric could assume the Executive Director position for the Kaniksu Land Trust (at that time called the Clark Fork-Pend Oreille Conservancy).
Prior to working for KLT, Eric was the Executive Director for the Genesee Valley Conservancy, a non-profit land trust in western NY, where he worked for 14 years. He oversaw the protection of over 9,000 acres of prime farmland and habitat. He also grew the organization from one to four full time staff, and increased recreational opportunities for the public in this rural, agricultural community. Read more
Amy Trujillo, Executive Director Palouse Land Trust
Amy Trujillo comes to the Palouse Land Trust with over a decade of land trust experience. She has a B.S. in Ecology, Behavior and Evolution from UC San Diego, and also studied in a Wildlife Ecology and Conservation program in Tanzania, looking specifically at conflicts between wildlife and farmers living near national parks. Before joining the Palouse Land Trust, she was the Associate Director for a land trust in San Diego county focused on conserving important coastal wetlands and watersheds in a rapidly developing environment. Read more
Her background is a combination of legislative policy, land conservation, sustainable forest management, and natural resource consulting. Julia earned an undergraduate from the University of Missouri and a dual masters from Duke University.