Loring La Barbera Schwarz, Co-Chair

Loring served most recently as Climate Change Director at Mass Audubon, promoting a program of education, policy, member action. Over 25 years with The Nature Conservancy, Loring established and directed a system of Natural Heritage Programs; led science policy advocacy for the Northeast US; ran its Eastern Caribbean Program; developed its Mediterranean Basin strategy; and led the stellar conservation team for Massachusetts TNC. In 2005, Loring received TNC’s One Conservancy Award for cross- boundary leadership. At The Conservation Fund, she authored the Greenways, a Guide to Planning, Design and Development (Island Press). Loring maintains advisory roles with the Native Plant Trust, Massachusetts LWV, Mass Master Gardeners, and the International Land Conservation Network. She is a founding board member of the Mass Land Trust Coalition, and currently serves on the Boards of the MLTC, Friends of Spannocchia, the Goodnow Library Foundation and Aurelia’s Garden (founding member). Long ago, a BS in Biology from Tufts University, and a Masters of Forest Science from Yale School of the Environment. She lives in Sudbury, in a house often filled with seedlings, and grandkids.