Megan Wargo is Pacific Crest Trail Association’s first Director of Land Protection. She has overseen the expansion of a program dedicated to protecting the landscape and trail miles that are still held by private landowners. Megan has 18 years of experience leading teams and managing landscape-scale conservation projects. She has a background in resource and environmental economics, conservation planning, real estate and contract negotiations, grant writing and coalition building. Megan has worked for the Pacific Forest Trust, the Trust for Public Land and the Piedmont Land Conservancy. She holds a Master of Environmental Management degree from Duke University and a Bachelor of Arts in Environmental Studies, Economics & Politics from Claremont McKenna College.