Land trust names retired ranger as conservation director

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WALLA WALLA - Tom Reilly has been named conservation director of the Blue Mountain Land Trust, according to a news release.

Reilly, who worked for the U.S. Forest Service for 32 years, is a former district ranger in Walla Walla for the Umatilla National Forest and later served as acting forest supervisor at Umatilla and Rogue River and Siskiyou National Forests, and forest supervisor of Beaverhead-Deer Lodge National Forests, Dillon, Mont., and Clearwater-Nez Perce National Forests, Orofino, Idaho. He and his wife, Peggy, recently returned to Walla Walla to retire.

He has been a member of the BMLT Board of Directors, but has resigned that position to take on the task of managing the land trust's conservation and stewardship programs.

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