Estelle Wynn Dolan

Conservation Easement Program Administrator

Estelle is responsible for Natural Lands’ conservation easement program, which covers about 22,000 acres (and growing!).

She has extensive experience in the field of conservation. Past positions include that of Easement Manager at Brandywine Conservancy and as Outdoor Recreation Planner at the National Park Service assisting with General Management Plans in the Mid-Atlantic region. She also has several years’ experience teaching environmental education at the Schuylkill Center for Environmental Education in Philadelphia, at Shaver’s Creek Environmental Center at Penn State, and in Seattle, WA, Florence, OR, and Winter Park, CO.

When not at work, Estelle and her husband stay busy with tending their five bee hives. They’ve even won a few ribbons (including blue ones!) at the Pennsylvania Farm Show for their honey, wax, and other honeybee products.

When asked about her proudest professional achievement, Estelle said, “Telling my sons about what I do for my job, and then taking them on a hike through woodlands I have helped protect.”

Estelle earned her BA in English from the Pennsylvania State University and her Master’s degree in Conservation Biology from Antioch University.

Ask Estelle about: keeping honeybees.