Natural Resources & Conservation Committee Members

Don Rendell, Vice Chair
Don was first appointed to the Shelburne Natural Resources and Conservation Committee in 2009. He and his family moved to Shelburne in 2005 from Massachusetts by way of Oregon. Don is a Viet Nam Veteran and his career in Direct Marketing has facilitated enjoying life in several other communities large and small around this great country. Community service has always played a role in his life as a citizen advocate developing a new city plan for Colorado Springs or developing wastewater treatment upgrades to a town plant in Massachusetts. A graduate of both Massachusetts College of Art and Earlham College, Don is a big fan of Mother Nature, Don enjoys many interests including travel, Nordic skiing, hiking, and swimming.

Bonnie Christie

  
Bonnie became a Shelburne resident in 2015 after living in Charlotte for 23 years. She has a BA in Natural History from Mount Holyoke College and a master’s degree in environmental law and policy from Vermont Law School. She worked as Conservation Coordinator for the Appalachian Mountain Club while living in Massachusetts, followed by six years in the Governor’s Office of Federal-State Relations as a policy analyst. In 1992 Bonnie moved to Charlotte where she raised her family and was active on many school committees, community projects, and as a member of several non-profit boards. She served a five-year term as a trustee at the Charlotte Public Library and also was a member of the Charlotte Community Safety Committee and the Energy Committee. Some of her activities included teaching Environmental Learning for the Future at Charlotte Central School, serving on curriculum planning and budget committees for the Charlotte Central and CVU school boards, organizing CROPwalk at the Charlotte Congregational Church, and founding the Hike for Hunger as a board member for the Vermont Campaign to End Childhood Hunger. She also served on the board of the Charlotte Children’s Center, Vermont Interfaith Power and Light, and the Vermont Earth Institute. She is happy to be in Shelburne and offer her volunteer energy to the town.

 

Don Rendell

Don Rendell

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Sean McFaden
Sean has served on the SNRCC since 2003, bringing to the committee an interest in resource mapping, wildlife, land conservation, town planning, and recreation management. In addition to the committee’s regular duties of reviewing the natural resources implications of development proposals and evaluating potential land conservation projects, he has contributed to Shelburne’s Open Space Plan, management plans for town-owned properties, and trail management activities. Sean is a research analyst in the Spatial Analysis Laboratory (SAL) at the University of Vermont and has more than 20 years of experience in wildlife biology, natural resources assessment, and geographic information systems (GIS). He has a B.A. in Biology from Williams College (concentration in Environmental Studies) and an M.S. in Wildlife Biology from the University of Vermont.

Sean McFaden

Sean McFaden
Susan Moegenburg, PhD
Susan is an ecologist specializing in freshwater and forest ecosystems. She is a lecturer in the Rubenstein School for Environment and Natural Resources at UVM, and consults with landowners on sustainable management of forest resources. She and her family live in Davis Park.

Susan Moegenburg, PhD

Susan Moegenburg