Distinguished Alumni - 2007
1995 BS Environmental Conservation
Brian Hart is the Executive Director of Southeast Land Trust of New Hampshire, a regional land trust serving greater Rockingham County. Since then (2002), the organization has tripled its protected land from 2,000 acres to more than 6,000 acres, grown from an all volunteer local land trust to a regional leader with a professional staff of four, and completed more than 60 new conservation projects. Brian’s primary responsibilities include negotiating new conservation acquisitions (both easements and fee ownerships), fundraising for projects and operations, and managing the day-to-day work and strategic direction of the organization.
Prior to working at Southeast Land Trust, Brian worked as policy specialist at the Society for the Protection of New Hampshire Forests, coordinator at Citizens for New Hampshire Land and Community Heritage, and grassroots coordinator for the Northern Forest Alliance. With three other UNH students, he co-founded Clean Vibes, a company focused on waste management at large music festivals. Brian lives in Newmarket with his wife Sara Callaghan, where he has been active in local government as a member of the Town Council and Budget Committee.