I've set up a small consulting firm--Northeast Greenway Solutions which I use to teach communities how to convert former RR corridors into linear parks for biking and walking.
I've also set up a creative land acquisition company, Central Highlands Conservancy, LLC . CHC steps-in and buys former railroad corridor in danger of being sold-off to adjacent land owners. CHC blocks them out, and then negotiates a sale to a visionary local land trust when they can raise the money in a capital campaign.
CHC sells the corridor for its costs + expenses, no mark up. In 2005, CHC sold 3.5 miles of the future MassCentral Rail Trail [including 4 large bridges] to a land trust in central Mass who is now working to develop it.
In 2010, CHC is partnering with two other land trusts and a conservation commission to buy between 3 and 4 miles in three other central and eastern Massachusetts communities. http://www.chc-llc.org
Major areas of interest
Environment, Geography, History
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