Preservation foundation appoints new director |

Preservation foundation appoints new director

Mountain Area Preservation Foundation announced Monday that Alexis Ollar has joined the organization as the new executive director.

Ollar has nine years of experience with environmental non-profits, including serving as the director of trail use for the Tahoe Rim Trail Association.

” We are really privileged to have a person with Alexis’ energy, skills, and background,” foundation President John Eaton said. “Her experience with volunteers as well as GIS and other technical skills will open many new avenues for the organization.”

Prior to joining MAPF Ollar finished her masters program at Humboldt State University in the “nvironment & Community program focusing on natural resource management, environmental policy, sustainability initiatives, and environmental & social justice. Also while at HSU she obtained a graduate certificate in Geographic Information Systems & Remote Sensing.

In addition to Tahoe Rim Trail, Ollar has worked for the California Center for Rural Policy, as a GIS and policy researcher and a co-author of the Humboldt County Food Assessment; for State Parks in Hawaii; and as a traveling trainer for Leave No Trace Center for Outdoor Ethics.

Ollar is excited about her new position with MAPF, and looks forward to working and living in the region that has always felt like home.

” I feel so lucky to be back in the area and working for an organization like MAPF who cares about the inherent value of the environment and community. I am looking forward to finding better ways to protect our natural landscape and resources while sustaining the local economy, and advocating for smart growth community planning. This year is MAPF’s 25th Anniversary and we are really looking forward to growing the organization and celebrating our successes.”

For more information about the Mountain Area Preservation Foundation and how you can get involved, contact Ollar, visit or call 530-587-1492.

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