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March 8, 2013

Adirondack Council hires director

ELIZABETHTOWN — A new conservation director joins the Adirondack Council on March 18.

The state’s largest environmental group hired Raul “Rocci” Aguirre, a former National Parks ranger, to fill the vacancy left when Allison Buckley took a job with the State Department of Environmental Conservation last November.

Aguirre is leaving a position as conservation projects manager at the Monadnock Conservancy, based in Keene, N.H., and was former director of land protection for the Finger Lakes Land Trust.

He also has worked as a coordinator for Trout Unlimited in the Catskills, where his effort was focused on habitat restoration, land conservation and water rights, according to biographical information from Monadnock.

He earned a Bachelor of Science in outdoor recreation and a Bachelor or Arts in American history from SUNY Cortland. He received a Master of Science degree in 2011 in resource management and conservation from Antioch University New England.

‘CAN’T WAIT’

In a prepared statement, Aguirre said he can’t wait to start the new job.

“The Adirondack Council is the most influential environmental advocate for the largest park in the contiguous United States. What happens here makes a difference to the entire U.S. conservation effort,” he said.

“As a former wilderness ranger, I have a unique perspective and appreciation for the organization’s mission to protect the ecological health and wild beauty of the Adirondack Park.”

He said his years of experience working with private landowners and rural communities will support the council’s vision of balance in Adirondack Park land use.

NEW DIRECTOR, TOO

Aguirre was a seasonal park ranger and forest technician with the National Park Service from 1995 to 2003, according to the Adirondack Council’s press release, and he worked in parks throughout the United States, from California to Lackawaxen, Penn.

He is a licensed fly-fishing guide.

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