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Steep Rock: A Century of Conservation in the Litchfield Hills

Litchfield Historical Society 7 South Street Litchfield, CT 06759

Brian Hagenbuch, Ph.D.
Executive Director, Steep Rock

A good day for Brian is a day in the woods. Raised on a small truck farm in Pennsylvania, he spent most of his childhood exploring fields and forests where he fell in love with the natural world. Passionate about environmental conservation,place-based education, and ecological disturbances, He brings broad leadership experience to Steep Rock, having served as a professor of biology, director of a sustainability institute, and academic dean. He’s earned degrees in entomology from Penn State and the University of Florida as well as a PhD in environmental studies from Antioch University-New England. When not on the trails or in the community, Brian can be found hiking with his four-legged field assistant (Cody), bicycling backroads, kayaking local streams, enjoying local foods and beverages, or relaxing with a good read or crossword puzzle!