In 1992, Elizabeth Wroblicka began her career as an environmental attorney, but her love of the outdoors quickly led her to specialize in what was then the burgeoning field of land conservation law. Elizabeth has been saving fields, forests, and farms ever since, not only as an attorney, but also as land trust staff and board member. Now as a consultant with Conservation Works, Elizabeth brings the breadth of her experience to bear in assisting landowners and land trusts in achieving their conservation goals.
Land conservation requires technical knowledge of how land trusts operate and the function of conservation restrictions, infused with real estate, land use, estates, and tax issues. Most important is understanding the great value of protecting open space for all species and respecting the deep connection landowners have with their land. Elizabeth is uniquely qualified to balance the technical aspects with the human and natural elements of protecting open space. She works with land trusts and landowners all over the Northeast and in California. Typical projects include negotiating transactions, project management from beginning to end, resolving stewardship problems, drafting documents, nonprofit management, and assisting with multiple generational transfers.
Elizabeth is a frequent lecturer and has authored several articles on a wide-range of land conservation topics (links attached). As a volunteer, she started the first community garden in Napa, CA, and currently serves on the board of directors of Norcross Wildlife Foundation and Community Involved in Sustaining Agriculture (CISA). She holds a B.S. from Cornell University, J.D. from the University of San Francisco School of Law, and a Masters in Environmental Law from Vermont Law School, cum laude, where she received the George Perkins Marsh Fellowship award. In 1996, she ran the Boston Marathon, but these days she prefers walking in the woods with her dogs.