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Kent Taylor

Kent Taylor is a Natural Resources Program Specialist at the Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (DCNR), Bureau of Forestry in Harrisburg. He has 23 years of experience working for state and local governments and non-profit organizations in six U.S. states and three foreign countries.

As Associate Director at Openlands in Chicago, Kent was one of the coauthors of the award-winning Chicago Wilderness’ Biodiversity Recovery Plan, and he led one of the first regional metropolitan-area water trails projects in the U.S.

Since 2004, Kent has led numerous projects to automate web mapping applications in health, environmental protection, natural resources, and recreational trails and greenways. Kent has served on several advisory boards and is currently helping lead an effort to develop the 1,300-mile September Eleventh National Memorial Trail.