David VanLuven, Principal

David VanLuven is a planner and ecologist with 25 years of experience in planning, fund raising, and administration.  Throughout his career, he has connected good science with sound policy to achieve community-sensitive conservation.

David has redirected programs to make them more effective, built strong coalitions to tackle common challenges, and raised millions for conservation.  He has also developed and implemented conservation plans for imperiled landscapes, done research 130 miles north of the Arctic Circle, and mapped significant ecosystems across New England.

Prior to launching VanLuven Environmental, David spent more than a decade with The Nature Conservancy in New York and New Hampshire, and many years with the New Hampshire Division of Forests & Lands.  He also worked as a lobbyist on environmental issues in Albany and Washington, D.C.

David has a Bachelor’s degree from Middlebury College with a double major in Arctic & Alpine Ecology and Religion, and a joint Master’s degree from Tufts University in Biology and Urban & Environmental Policy.  He has served on numerous committees and boards over the years, including the Hudson River Estuary Management Advisory Committee and the New York State Invasive Species Task Force.