Chapter Director, Central & Western NY Chapter, The Nature Conservancy
in Buffalo, NY
Jim Howe is the Director of The Nature Conservancy’s Central & Western New York Chapter, where he leads a team of 18 staff working to conserve the lands and waters of a region that includes the Great Lakes, Finger Lakes, and Southern Tier. The Nature Conservancy protects and restores land and water; equips people, governments, and businesses with tools to make better decisions about the way they use nature; and unites people behind the conservation of a healthy planet. Jim is a graduate of Cornell University's Department of Natural Resources and holds a master’s degree in public policy from the University of Michigan.
Why Forests Matter
"This is the Black-throated Green Warbler. I know how to do the birdcall for this, but I'll do it afterwards, I promise."
In Why Forests Matter from PechaKucha Buffalo Vol. 19, Deputy Executive Director of the Nature Conservancy of Central & Western New York, Jim Howe, explains the three-part mission of organization: to protect land and water (120 million acres around the world, including 100,000 acres in Western and Central New York), to transform policy and practice for sustainability and to inspire people to connect with nature. Why do forests matter? Howe leads us on a tour of protected forest lands that provide imporved healthed and mental outlook, as well as critical habitats for wildlife. And Howe's Black-throated Green Warbler call was a show stopper!