Driftless Area Land Conservancy
Emily Benz
Program Assistant

Emily grew up in the foothills of Colorado where exploration on foot and horseback gave her a strong sense of connection to the outdoors and created an unwavering love of wild places and public land. She is a National Board Certified Teacher in biology and environmental science and earned a Masters in Education from Harvard University.

She along with her husband, two kids, dozens of chickens, turkeys and a few other four-leggeds live on an old farm in Bear Valley.