Brian Blair holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Ohio State University School of Natural Resources. He has 32 years of professional experience in the environmental field primarily with Ohio EPA where he served under six Governors negotiating and overseeing the cleanup of toxic waste sites.
Brian continues to serve on boards and advisory committees for a number of land trust and environmental organizations in Ohio, including Athens Conservancy, Arc of Appalachia, Buckeye Trail Association, and Moonville Rail Trail Association. Brian has expertise in conservation easements and conservation of natural areas through public and private partnerships. He created Forest Conservancy, Limited which buys and holds key parcels of land, including important “buffer” areas around parks and preserves, until funds can be secured for permanent preservation by a non-profit or governmental entity. Forest Conservancy, Limited has worked with Land Trusts, ODNR, and Wayne National Forest to acquired such key natural areas. Brian lives on his permanently preserved (Conservation Easement) woodland in the Hocking Hills area, a stone’s throw from several Ohio Parks and Preserves.