Sarah Charlop-Powers is the Vice President of the Natural Areas Conservancy, an innovative new public-private partnership created to conserve and restore the more than 10,000 acres of forests, grasslands and wetlands that exist in New York City.
Ms. Charlop-Powers draws on her background in land use planning, economics, and environmental management in her work. While working as a planner at Jonathan Rose Companies, she was the lead project manager for the creation of a new management entity for the South Bronx Greenway, where she focused on the creation of local revenue streams, including park-based job training programs and the creation of markets for locally generated environmental services.
Ms. Charlop-Powers worked for seven years as the parks manager for Scenic Hudson, where she managed 15 parks. She also worked as a consultant for NYSERDA, the NYC DOT, and the Mohonk Preserve.
She has an undergraduate degree in economics from Binghamton University and a masters in environmental management from the Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies where she was both a Doris Duke Conservation Fellow and a Berkley Conservation Scholar.