Caleb Garone is our newest member of the stewardship team. As a Land Steward his focus will be on implementing ecological land management activities that include habitat restoration, invasive species control, native plant seed collection, tree pest and disease monitoring and a host of other activities that help fulfill the Leelanau Conservancy mission. He believes that abundant access to the natural world is the foundation of a healthy community.
Caleb brings a passion for Leelanau and over 10 years of public lands management experience with him, including as a Property Steward and Habitat Specialist at the Trustees of Reservations (MA). There, Caleb led the planning and implementation of habitat restoration projects with the goal of improving ecological function and biodiversity. After moving to Michigan last year for his partners career, he served as a project lead on the Forest Health team at Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore, working primarily on Lingering Ash and a forest inventory assessment.
Caleb enjoys experiencing the beauty and power of the natural world in many ways. He can often be found with his fiancée Gina walking their dog Scoby, marveling at native plants, xc skiing, mountain biking, paddling, snowboarding, foraging or slowing down and stretching out with some yoga. He also has extensive wilderness medicine experience as an active member of the National Ski Patrol since 2011 and a licensed whitewater guide.