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Director of South Mountain Partnership

Katie Hess

Katie Hess is Director of South Mountain Partnership with the Appalachian Trail Conservancy, where she facilitates the South Mountain Partnership, one of Pennsylvania seven Conservation Landscapes established by the Department of Conservation of Natural Resources (DCNR). She holds a BA in Environmental Science and Policy (Hood College) and a degree in landscape/regional design and planning from Pennsylvania State University (Master of Landscape Architecture). Hess previously worked with Pennsylvania Bureau for Historic Preservation, the state agency that works to conserve Pennsylvania’s historic and cultural resources.

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