Greg Peters joined CVNM as the Public Lands and Wildlife Advocate in November 2019. His role is to develop, coordinate, and implement policies in the areas of public lands, wildlife, and outdoor recreation, and increase community involvement in public lands decision making.
Greg grew up in western Massachusetts, in the foothills of the Berkshires. While earning a Bachelor of Science in Geography from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, Greg worked for the Kestrel Land Trust as a land steward & GIS projects assistant.
After graduating, Greg moved out west and served as the Director of Conservation for Summit Land Conservancy, a Utah-based land trust. Here he worked directly with landowners and stakeholder groups to conserve critical open lands throughout the Wasatch Back. Greg went on to earn a Master of Environmental Law & Policy from Vermont Law School, with a concentration in land use. He joined the school’s land use institute as a research associate where he tracked and advocated for land use legislation and court decisions.
Greg then served as the Executive Director for Hawaii-based environmental nonprofit, Malama Maha`ulepu, working to preserve and protect the ancient Maha`ulepu watershed on Kauai’s south shore. Most recently Greg worked in the outdoor sports industry in Scottsdale, Arizona, managing one of the largest action sports retailers in the southwest.
In his spare time Greg can be found skiing, climbing, and camping in the mountains of New Mexico.