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Nick Sanyal

Nick Sanyal, Professor Emeritus at the University of Idaho, recently retired after almost 35 years focused on conservation planning. He recently stepped down as the long-timeEditor for the Journal of Community Engagement and Scholarship.

Nick has sought to understand the relationship between communities and the working landscapes around them.. His work at UI has led to partnerships with many organizations, including Moscow P&Z Commission, Palouse Land Trust, Moscow Recycling Center, Columbia County, WA and the Latah Trail Foundation.

Nick is an ardent believer in the land trust mission, fostering grassroots support for the conservation of working landscapes, and the power of community. He trained as a wildlife biologist and as a social scientist, so he gets along well with animals and people! An avid landscape photographer and birdwatcher, Nick enjoys his time outdoors and in his kitchen and wine cellar. He has been married to Ella Inglebret for almost 42 years, and they have 2 adult children, Noel and Monica, and granddog Stanley.