Chuck Clusen

Mr. Clusen is retired as the Director for the National Parks and Alaska Projects for the Natural Resources Defense Council. His forty years of advocating protections for federal public lands include organizing and leading a coalition that pushed Congress to pass the Alaska National Interest Lands Act of 1980 which created over a 100 million acres of national parks and wildlife refuges and an additional 56 million acres of Wilderness, as well providing leadership in the successful Congressional designation of more than 14 million acres of Wilderness in the lower 48 states. Having served as Executive Director of the Adirondack Council, Chuck has long been familiar with Adirondack Park management and issues.